Grand opened in December 1993 with 5,005 rooms, making it the largest hotel in the world. The former Tropicana Golf Course was transformed into an outdoor seasonal amusement park with a number of theaters and rides, including the free-fall Skyscreamer and a roller coaster. The MGM complex now includes a 380,000 square foot conference center. In 1999, the former Leo Lion entrance-building at the Strip and Tropicana was replaced with the present gold statue of Leo. A pedestrian overpass system at the busy Strip/Tropicana Avenue intersection now links the Tropicana, MGM Grand,
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Excalibur Hotel & Casinos.
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