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Just how big is this Electric Daisy Carnival? Pretty dang big

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Justin M. Bowen

The check in station is seen during a media tour of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday, June 23, 2011.

Electric Daisy Carnival Walk-Through

Rows of portable toilets are seen during a media tour of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday, June 23, 2011. Launch slideshow »

The Electric Daisy Carnival makes its debut at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. The dance-music festival, expected to draw 250,000 people, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s a look at the festival by the numbers:

Nights: Three. The music starts at 8 p.m. each night and goes until sunrise.

Stages: Six, with names such as Kinetic Field, Neon Garden and Cosmic Meadow.

DJs: 140, including Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia

Attendees: 250,000

Hours of music: 173.5

Tickets: $215 for a three-day pass, $500 for a VIP pass.

Venue size: 43.5 million square feet, 15 times larger than the Los Angeles Coliseum, which held last year’s event.

Amusement rides: 25, including merry-go-rounds, a Ferris wheel and a small roller coaster.

Art installations: 13

Watering Stations: 96

Medical staff: 70 to 80 caregivers on site, including six ER doctors.

Ambulances: 14

Parking spaces: 40,000

Extra taxi cabs: 112

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers: 60 extra troopers to help with traffic.

Lowest average room rate on the Strip: $169 at Circus Circus.

Highest average room rate on the Strip: $599 at the Venetian.

Super 8 motel room rate: $189 per night for the motel three miles from the event (regularly $42).

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