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November 26, 2020

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Road to Mirage named for magic duo Siegfried and Roy

Siegfried & Roy Drive Unveiled

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Siegfried poses for photos at the new Siegfried and Roy Drive street sign during its unveiling, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The new street name was unveiled in conjunction with the reopening of The Mirage after a five-month closure due to the global pandemic. (Dimitrije Curcic /Cashman Photo)

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Siegfried & Roy feed a tiger cub during a Make-a-Wish Foundation event Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at the Mirage.

When drivers turn off Las Vegas Boulevard to enter the Mirage property, they’ll now be turning onto Siegfried & Roy Drive.

The street was named today in honor of longtime Las Vegas performers Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn.

The famed magicians performed packed shows at the Mirage from 1990 to 2003. Horn died earlier this year at age 75 from COVID-19 complications.

“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,” Fischbacher said in a news release.

“The Mirage was our performance home for so many years and this city has always meant so much to both of us,” he said.

During a ceremony today, MGM Resorts International CEO Bill Hornbuckle lauded the duo, saying their show “played a tremendous role putting the Mirage on the map.”

MGM operates the Mirage, which opened in 1989. The resort is home to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, which has more than two dozen rare big cats and dolphins.