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Hola! Welcome to my seating guide for Wow – The Vegas Spectacular. I saw the show last weekend, and it was a lot different than I expected.
So, I have some thoughts on where you should sit to ensure you experience all the cool effects. And have the best sightlines of the performances.
Because if you go and miss out on saying “WOW,” it would be absolutely tragic! Don’t worry; I’m not going to let that happen.
Alright, let’s do this!
About The Wow Show Theater
Wow ‐ The Vegas Spectacular takes place inside the Rio Showroom. With over 630 seats, it’s quite a bit bigger in person than it looks on the seating chart.
And although there are three elevation changes, only some seating is raised. So you may have heads in your way, depending on where you sit.
This theater, though, has some of the most unique features of any Las Vegas show I’ve been to. For instance, 180-degree screens take you to far-off lands and make you feel like you’re moving.
The cast also performs on two stages – one is in the center, and the other is a water stage toward the back. So, it’s important to know where to sit to see the cast in both places and get the full effect of the projections.
Wow has seven different seating sections. These include VIP Tables and Booths, Premium (front, center, and side), Preferred, and Reserved seats.
But even though there are seven seating areas, there are only four price points for tickets:
- VIP: $$$$
- Premium: $$-$$$
- Preferred: $$
- Reserved: $
Show Seating & Views
In this next part, I’ll show you photos of the seats and views in each section.
VIP tickets are the most expensive seating option at Wow. And although you don’t get any extra show perks with VIP, your location inside the theater more than makes up for it.
With a VIP ticket, you can choose from front-row tables with chairs or reserve a booth in the middle of the theater. But no matter your choice, all VIP category seats have a table for drinks.
VIP tables are the closest you can get to the action. And you may even get to participate in the show if you sit here. On the night I went, guests seated at table 4 got to take part in a performance.
The following photo shows the view of the center stage from table 4 at seat number 4:
The first row of booths (1-6) isn’t typical booth seating. And by that, I mean they don’t wrap around in a semi-circle. But to me, that’s great because you’ll have a forward-facing view with a comfortable seat.
Booths 1-6 are my favorite of all the VIP booths, and that’s because of the line of sight and how close you are to the stage.
Here’s what VIP booth 5 looks like at seat numbers 1 and 2:
And this next photo shows the sightline from booth 5. You’re not elevated sitting here, but the stages are, so I think it’s still a fantastic spot:
If you want a traditional booth, you’ll want to get tickets in the second row of booths (7-11). Or in the third row at booth numbers 12-18.
But keep in mind that although you’ll have a straight-on view with one of these, you’ll be further back in the theater.
For instance, here’s a photo of booth 17 at seats 1-4:
And this is what your view is like from booth 17:
Premium seats are the most popular ticket choice. And that’s because they’re not the most expensive but are still close to the stage.
Within premium, you’ll have three sections to choose from: Center, Front, and Side.
Of these, my favorite spot is the Center. These chairs have the most direct views. And although they’re not raised, you’ll only be a few feet from the stage.
Here’s an example of a Premium Center view. I took this photo from Row B, at chair 2:
The Premium Front section is where we chose to sit on the night we went. This area is behind the VIP Tables on the right and left sides of the stage.
Rows A & B are chairs and aren’t elevated, but row C has counter stools, and row D has barstools. So C and D will give you a raised view – if you don’t mind sitting on a stool:
The following photo shows the sightline from my seat in the Premium Front Right section, row D, at barstool 25. As you can see, I didn’t have any heads blocking my view:
Premium Side is behind the Premium Front section. This area has two ticket prices, depending on your seat. (Prices are lower for tickets on the far left and right sides.)
Here’s a photo example from the Premium Side Right section. I took this standing next to row F near chair 1. This is the view of the center stage:
And then this is the line of sight from the same location in Premium Side, looking at the rear stage:
Preferred is behind the Premium Side section on the right and left sides of the showroom. Seating here isn’t too far over on the sides, so you’ll be at a decent angle to see the performances.
But because the chairs in this section are toward the back of the room, you’ll be pretty far from the action. For instance, this photo shows the view from the right side in row K at about seat 32:
Like the Preferred section, Reserved seats are on the third level behind Premium. But Reserved tickets are much further over on the right and left sides.
So, if you sit in Reserved, your view of the Wow show may not be that great. For instance, you may only see the performers’ backsides when they’re on the center stage.
The following picture shows the chairs in the Reserved Side Left area. You can see just how far over they are:
And then this is the view from Reserved Side Left, row K, at about seat 8, looking toward the stages:
On my theater tour, I sat in many chairs to find the locations I thought were best. I evaluated each seat’s proximity to the stage and its comfort level. I also checked for any potential obstructions.
Then, I narrowed it down to a short list of my favorites and those I don’t recommend. So, let’s start with my picks for the best seats first.
Wow Show Best Seats
- VIP Tables: 4 & 5
- Premium Center: Row A, 1-11
- VIP Booths: 3 & 4
- VIP Booth: 9 (seats 2-5)
- Premium Front: First few seats closest to the aisles in rows A-D
You can see my choices for the best seats on the map below. The black stars identify my selections:
Where Not To Sit At The Vegas Spectacular
There are a few locations in the Wow Theater that you may want to avoid.
First, I think the third row of booths is too far away from the stages for the ticket price. (These are booth numbers 12-18.) You can get an idea of their distance in this picture here:
Booth Side Seats
Additionally, I’m not fond of booth seats that don’t face forward. And that’s because you’ll have to turn your head or body to watch the show. So, I wouldn’t get seats 1 & 4 at any of the four-person booths.
(This seating situation is similar to what I experienced with my Piff the Magic Dragon seats. My friend and I found it very uncomfortable to sit like that for the show’s duration.)
VIP Tables 1 & 8
I also don’t like VIP Tables 1 & 8 as these are behind the center stage. So, if you sit here, you’ll be looking at the backsides of the performers for some of the acts.
If you don’t want to sit on a barstool or counter stool, avoid getting tickets in the following places:
- Premium Front, Rows C & D
- Premium Side, Row G
Premium Side Row E
Lastly, I don’t recommend Row E in the Premium Side section. And that’s because the seats here are at the same viewing height as Row D in Premium Front. So that means you could have a head or two in your sightline.
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My Final Thoughts
I enjoyed where I sat in the Premium Front Right section (row D, 25). The bar stool seating provided me with a clear view. And the distance from the stages was just about perfect.
The stools were pretty comfortable, too, as they were all padded. However, my dad said he would’ve preferred to sit in a chair.
But no matter where you decide to sit at the Wow Las Vegas show, try to get as close to the middle of the theater as possible. That way, you’ll get the full experience of the screens and have a better viewing angle for the performers.