report from Rick and Lucky Lucy, January, 2008
Mac, you might want to post this on the web site for Grand, Tunica.
The transportation continues to be a big problem at the Grand, Tunica, RV park. The shuttle bus is supposed to run every hour at the top of the hour. We wanted to go to the casino at 10:00 the first morning but the driver decided to skip that run altogether. I called our casino host for some help and she got in touch with the Transportation manager. They dispatched a bus to pick us up and Leroy, the Tran mgr, met us at the door. He assured us this would never happen again and gave me his card with cell phone
number. I was to call him if there was a problem.
We wanted to returned to the campground at 4:00 PM but the bus was 15 minutes late -- within tolerable limits (barely). We attempted to return to the casino at 6:00 PM for
dinner. The shuttle bus showed up on time but only ran about half the rows in the park and, of course, she skipped ours. It was dark and raining even so I ran out waving my arms and swearing as she departed the park. I called Leroy and he was livid. A few minutes later the shuttle came back followed closely by the shift manager in her car (who also gave us her card and cell phone number). But who needs this hassle and resulting high blood pressure, we left and went to the Hollywood where we can walk to the casino.
Unless you have a toad and can provide your own transportation, we would recommend
against staying at this park.
Nice campground, widely spaced sites but away from everything. They have a nice clubhouse with swimming pool -- not a big factor this time of year. Wi-fi for $12 per day, free coffee in clubhouse. However, there are no sites close to the clubhouse/shower/ laundry facility. This is a problem for anyone with limited mobility. Of course the big negative factor with this campground is the transportation problem getting to the casino. For this reason we will not stay there again.
The Grand casino is presently undergoing a major renovation. They will completely redo the entire casino and rename it Harrah's. The Grand name will be dropped altogether. Of significant interest, Paula Dean, the TV cook show chef from Savannah, will endorse the new buffet and add some of her signature dishes. We are optimistic this move will improve the buffet -- it certainly needs improvement.