Las Vegas is home to a plethora of enthralling magic acts. There are residencies by David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and Criss Angel in the entertainment hub of the world.
However, one reigns supreme when it comes to the best magic performance for children in Las Vegas. It’s the Mac King.
Excalibur’s website states that visitors must be at least 5 years old to attend despite my positive impressions. Is this to prevent the presentation from being interrupted by screams from babies? I don’t know what to tell you about it.
Just take my two little children, both of them are under eight, and we had a wonderful time. Despite my concerns about the risqué billboards traveling down the Strip, my wife and I had no trouble bringing our kids to Mac King’s concert.
Residency in Las Vegas for a long period.
Since 2000, Mac King has been entertaining audiences in Las Vegas with his family-friendly act. A headliner on the Las Vegas Strip doesn’t get to be in the spotlight for very long unless they provide nonstop entertainment.
This summer, King relocated his distinctive act from Harrah’s Hotel & Casino down the Strip to the Excalibur Hotel & Casino.
King, a native of Kentucky, has a broad appeal that may be more akin to a comedy act than a magic performance. You can understand why His plaid jacket partly hides mac King’s 6,000-plus concerts on his resume with a mix of kid-friendly shows, daytime performances, and reasonable ticket pricing (particularly in Las Vegas).
Schedule for Mac King’s Magic Shows
One or two concerts a day are Mac King’s norm. Dates and timings are shown below.
|Tuesday – Saturday||3 PM|
When Las Vegas is busiest, there will also be a 1 p.m. performance. A week in late April and two weeks in late June are some of the year’s busiest periods for us.
Every day save for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (i.e. “dark”), the display is closed to the public (meaning it is not open).
According to King’s official website, the concert clocks in at about 70 minutes. Everyone in our group agreed that the concert was well worth the low ticket price. (I’ll get into it later).
The simplicity of King’s performance is part of his attraction. It’s a simple production, except a few props. There aren’t any glitzy extras like showgirls or pyrotechnics. There is nothing more to it than a guy dressed in a plaid suit delivering jokes and executing amazing magic tricks.
Every performance is unique because of the spontaneity of the act. There may be a smattering of jokes with a sexual connotation. There is a good chance it will be an off-the-wall joke for the youngsters.
Ticket Prices for Mac King
To get closer to the stage, you’ll have to pay extra money. Excalibur’s current (before taxes and fees) pricing is as follows:
However, it is not uncommon to come across items for less money. According to Vegas.com, Category B tickets for $29.99 are routinely available on the site (before taxes and fees). This is where you’ll find them: Tickets to see Mac King at a reduced price. (I am a Vegas.com affiliate and may be compensated if you buy tickets via my links.)
The official Excalibur Mac King website here has 2 tickets for Category A, the VIP option, for $132.88 after taxes and fees: Buy Excalibur Mac King Tickets for a Comedy Show.
For $109.01, Vegas.com may sometimes make this identical two category A tickets available. To purchase tickets, click here. Vegas.com is offering cheap Mac King tickets.
The value of Mac King is shown.
I can’t stress enough how difficult it is to find a better entertainment offer on or off the Las Vegas Strip, with many Cirque and Blue Man-type performances charging three-figure ticket costs. The inexpensive tickets from Vegas.com, or any third-party re-seller, are even better if you can get them.
Is it A or B that you’re referring to? If you’re one of those people who truly want to volunteer to go on stage, then sitting closer to the stage may be worth it. If you’re sitting in the front row, you’ll have a better chance of getting called upon to help out.
There is a Thunderland Showroom situated on the Excalibur’s Castle Walk level (the second floor), next to Excalibur’s food court on the second floor. Casino level escalators take you to this area. There is a parking charge at the Excalibur if you’re driving to the concert.
Other Magic Shows for Children in Las Vegas
Other family-friendly Las Vegas magic shows include: (along with a mention of a couple of not-so kid-friendly shows).
“Magic Reinvented Nightly” is his six-day-a-week act at the Linq Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. You may have seen him on America’s Got Talent.
Running every day except Wednesdays, at 7 p.m. (except on Mondays and Tuesdays).
There used to be a second Saturday event at 9:30 p.m., which may return in the future.
Franco’s presentation takes place in a smaller venue, with less spectacular effects. A mixture of comedy and magic tricks is what it’s all about. Guests must be five years old or older, just like Mac King.
His grandmother is a big part of Franco’s magic, and he typically begins his 90-minute presentation by talking about her. The program is humorous, heartwarming, and suitable for the whole family.
There are five price points, ranging from $49.99 to $128. (all before taxes and fees). Linq.com/MatFranco is the official page for Mat Franco tickets at the Linq.
Vegas.com regularly offers $49.84 tickets here: Mat Franco tickets for sale at a discount if you’re looking for inexpensive seats.
Shin Lim, the author
On his path to winning America’s Got Talent in 2018, the Canadian magician mesmerized my family and me, and now he’s enthralling a wide audience on the Las Vegas Strip. Shin Lim is now the trendiest new show in Sin City.
Magician The Mirage says his magic is “…great for the whole family.” To participate, children must be at least 5 years old.
At the Mirage Hotel & Casino, he performs “Limitless” magic every Thursday through Monday at 7:30 p.m. (On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, he has the day off.)
Shin Lim Ticketmaster seats at the Mirage start at $39.99 and go up to $229 for the front section “meet and greet” seats. Taxes and fees are not included in these figures.
In addition, Vegas.com has tickets available right here: Tickets for Shin Lim.
The Amazing Mr. Hyde
Copperfield’s numerous performances at the MGM Grand are non-offensive and have a five-year-old minimum age limit. He is maybe the most renowned magician alive.
There are two shows every night at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. At 4 p.m. on Saturdays, it’s not uncommon to see the third performance.
The shows aren’t geared for children, but they are family-friendly if you ignore the high ticket costs, which start at a family-unfriendly $109.13 after taxes and fees from the MGM Grand itself: MGMGrand/David Copperfield
For $112.35 (plus costs), you may get the following tickets from Vegas.com on occasion: Tickets for David Copperfield at Vegas.com.
Performer Criss Angel is known as “Mindfreak.”
Located at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip, this 90-minute performance is appropriate for children aged 10 and up.
Shows begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays, and tickets are available for $79 each.
A duo is known as Penn and Teller
This program has received mixed reviews; I haven’t seen it since Penn Jillette is too anti-God for my liking.
The quality of the magic is not mixed, but the family-friendliness of the presentation is mixed. Some reviews claim the F-bomb is dropped, and political discussion is present. Whatever you decide to do with your own family, keep in mind that this program isn’t geared toward children.