The Fountains of Bellagio : One of the World's Most Breathtaking Musical Fountains
Bellagio Resort and Casino, home to the famous Bellagio fountains known for its mesmerizing beauty. The Fountains of Bellagio is an enormous choreographed water feature that performs with light and music. The attraction is considered one of the world’s most breathtaking musical fountains set in a nine-acre man-made lake in Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas.
The sought after show takes place every 30 minutes in the afternoons and early evenings, as well as every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. Before the show starts, nozzles break the water surface and the iconic purple lights of the hotel tower cue the dancing fountains to come to life.
Apart from the opportunity of watching The Fountains of Bellagio for free, people are entertained with songs carefully selected to bring colors and wonders to the already bright city of Las Vegas. The classics are its most talked about such as Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon, Michael Jackson’s Billie Jeans, and Glenn Miller’s In the Mood, among others.
It is almost impossible to resist this 8 1/2 – acre body of water being illuminated at night by 5000 lights, capable of gushing nearly 500 feet in the air. Four types of nozzles are used for various effects namely, Oarsmen, Shooters, Super shooters, and Extreme Shooters, each with a unique function and purpose.
The programming also plays an essential part to the accuracy and harmony of all elements resulting to a more than satisfied audience responsible for the multiple sacks of quarters, dimes and nickels that almost fill a secured cabinet in the resort’s basement.
The wind is the most known challenge yet which can cancel the show depending on how much havoc it can cause with the airborne water. But as far as technical stability, not once have the hotel encountered such unfortunate event.
Since 1998, the crowd-pleasing fountain extravaganza has continued to capture people’s attention and interest with the help of dedicated teams ensuring that only the best and most complex adorned sight is offered to everyone who comes to watch.
The iconic crowd-pleasure has not only been memorable for its bedazzling show but for the memories it has shared with people from individuals merely looking to enjoy a fulfilling 30 minutes to people getting married right where the fountain bursts to perfection.
The Fountains of Bellagio may cost millions of dollars but the joy it brings is irrevocably priceless to those who have cherished the sound of music and dancing waters deep within their hearts.