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'Count-up' added to Las Vegas New Year's fireworks event

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Members of Las Vegas Events, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Clark County Board of Commissioners helped announce plans for America's Party on Dec. 19, 2013. (Source: LVCVA/Twitter) Members of Las Vegas Events, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Clark County Board of Commissioners helped announce plans for America's Party on Dec. 19, 2013. (Source: LVCVA/Twitter)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The annual America's Party New Year's spectacular situated on the Las Vegas Strip will come with a new feature for the 2014 celebration.

In a news conference on Thursday, organizers announced a "count-up" will take place from the oft-seen Stratosphere hotel-casino tower at the north end of the Strip.

The countdown will set off a blast from each of 10 floors, bottom to top, before midnight of Jan. 1, 2014.

The addition goes along with the planned fireworks that will launch from seven total Strip resort rooftops. Organizers said 80,000 pyrotechnic devices will go off from the MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Treasure Island, Venetian and Caesars hotel-casinos, as well as the Stratosphere, during a coordinated eight-minute and 23-second program.

Organizers also unveiled the theme of this year's celebration as "Feel the Moment."

Details of the event were revealed at a news conference at VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at Rio All-Suites Resort and Casino. America's Party is being produced once again by Las Vegas Events in association with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authorities and Fireworks by Grucci.

The festivities won't stop at the Strip. Downtown Las Vegas will host a block party on Fremont Street filled with live music and entertainment.

"The canopy is just going to be rocking all night long with Loverboy, Papa Roach, Blues Traveler and some of our local bands," said Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony.

The party downtown will kick off at 6 p.m. and last until 3 a.m.

"East Fremont Street is going to be a great place to be, walking around, sitting outside, having a little dinner. We are also going to have fireworks downtown, underneath the canopy. Anywhere in Las Vegas is a great place to be," Anthony said.

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