For decades, illusionists Siegfried & Roy drew crowds to Las Vegas to see their legendary shows combining magic and performances by their white tigers. “Throughout the history of Las Vegas, no artists have meant more to the development of Las Vegas’s global reputation as the entertainment capital of the world than Siegfried and Roy,” J. Terrence Lanni, who was the chairman of MGM Mirage, said in 2003 after Roy Horn was mauled by one of the big cats during a live performance.
Just months after Horn died at the age of 75, due to complications from COVID-19, he and Siegfried Fischbacher are being memorialized. The partners in life and career will continue to usher visitors to Vegas as the road to The Mirage has been renamed Siegfried & Roy Drive
The world-renowned “Masters of Illusion” saw their names emblazoned on The Mirage marquee for a record-setting performance run from 1990-2003.
“I’m touched by this honor and I know Roy, if he were here, would love to see our names permanently placed above The Strip,” said Siegfried in a press release. “The Mirage was our performance home for so many years and this city has always meant so much to both of us.”
The new street name was unveiled at the reopening of The Mirage after a five-month closure due to the global pandemic. Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, which features more than two dozen rare and endangered big cats and dolphins, is also open now.
MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle, said in a statement, “Siegfried & Roy helped us launch The Mirage and it is fitting their legacy helps us reopen today. Their incredible show played a tremendous role putting The Mirage on the map. Today, we put them on the Las Vegas map, forever.”