Criss Angel: Mindfreak Talks Travel
Criss Angel is the star and creator of the A&E Network show Criss Angel Mindfreak. If you haven't seen what this guy can do, you're definitely missing out. He's walked on water across a hotel pool, flown, not just levitated but flew from one rooftop to another, and was steamrolled while laying over broken glass. Needless to say, his stunts are awe inspiring and definitely freaky.
Criss travels the world meeting fans and performing on the streets where he approaches everyday people to become a part of his act. We know that Criss is an extensive traveler so we wanted to sit down to get first hand knowledge of where Criss likes to vacation, what he does when he first enters his hotel room and to share a travel tip to help make everyone's travels easier.
What was amusing was what he said was his biggest pet peeve about traveling. Well, it's just traveling. "It's like if you eat fillet mignon everyday you start to get sick of it...and now I'm sick of traveling." Criss hates the getting there and getting back parts but once he's where he wants to go, he's golden.
What I'm curious about is whether he ran in to Heidi & Spencer on their wedding day in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico? With Criss frequenting the beautiful Mexico destination often, you have to wonder if they have crossed paths. Not that I'm saying he would want to but like I said, just curious.
Criss is now in a new season of Mindreak called The 5 Lives of Criss Angel: Mindfreak. You can catch a list of the five shows and their descriptions below:
Criss takes the "Buried Alive" escape attempt to an unprecedented level, adding the extra weight and freezing temperatures of snow and ice. Shackled and placed in a transparent coffin before hundreds of fans and his concerned family and then buried in ice and snow, Criss must escape the bonds and dig himself out of impossible conditions before succumbing to hypothermia, suffocation or the possibility of the ground collapsing from the weight of the snow. Many who have attempted "Buried Alive" have perished and Houdini refused to do it again after a near death experience, so Criss must rigorously train to be prepared, especially for these conditions.
Criss and his team head to Edwards Air Force Base in California where they take "Mindfreak" to an explosive new level. Criss first learns about the dangers of mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS) and works with the K-9 bomb detection unit to learn about their remarkable abilities. Utilizing his own instincts, he finds a hidden canister of explosive material and prepares for his big challenge of the day: to safely traverse a field of live explosives, where the potential for serious injury, if not death, is extremely high.
Criss Angel has demonstrated he can levitate anywhere: he has levitated more than 500 feet above Las Vegas Boulevard in the light of the Luxor Hotel and Casino; he has floated from one building to another; and he has shown the ability up close and in person on public sidewalks and streets. Now, he takes levitation to new heights by levitating an entire Las Vegas crowd whose safety he is responsible for. This demonstration requires intense concentration, should he fail some will fall and face certain injury.
Criss will amaze hundreds of spectators outside in a public setting with two mind-boggling transpositions. He will ride one of his motorcycles into a small cage and be hoisted over 50 feet into the air. Then, he will then attempt to vanish himself and a 400-pound motorcycle – all before the cage breaks apart. In order to prepare for this incredible demonstration, Criss will practice defying Newton's Law of Gravity. Standing more than 250 ft above the Las Vegas strip, Criss will drop an object and, in one continuous camera shot, be at the bottom in time to catch it. Spectators at both the top and the bottom will serves as witness to the instant disappearance and reappearance.
Surrounded by cameras at every angle and thousands of spectators on the Las Vegas Strip Criss Angel will attempt his most death-defying illusion ever with "Death Crash." Five upright coffins – all equipped with interior cameras- will be placed on the Las Vegas Strip and one merciless, speeding a car will be employed to smash them to splinters. The driver and audience of thousands are unaware of which coffin Criss chooses to hide in and the audience will choose which coffin the driver and the car are to destroy each time. One bad choice and Criss will be crushed to death on impact inside a ready-made tomb.