Las Vegas is known for its casinos, bright lights, and variety shows. Entertainment is one of the inviting features of this busy Nevada city, and from musical concerts to Cirque the Soleil, you will experience it in the upbeat streets of Las Vegas. But there is this kind of entertainment so extraordinaire that every tourist wishes to see, and to leave Las Vegas without taking time to view it is such a shame. For the discerning traveller, the casinos of Las Vegas can be politely put aside, but never the magical show of the Bellagio Fountains.
The Fountains of Bellagio, an extremely large, tastefully-designed musical fountain is probably your best source of entertainment that makes use of shooting waters, soothing music and rhythmically-moving lights. To sit in front of the famous and luxurious Bellagio Hotel may add appeal to the fountain, but the Fountains of Bellagio exudes a tempting beauty it calls its own. The massive fountain covers an entire 8.5 acre manmade lake, so huge that the fountain show can be seen in numerous vantage points of The Strip and its neighboring establishments.
The Fountains of Bellagio is a musical fountain that makes use of aesthetic design built for entertainment purposes. The Bellagio Fountain Show is a one-of-a-kind experience not attained anywhere else 1,214 spritzers shooting water up to 460 feet high. The water sways to the streams of colorful lights and gracefully dances to a selection of music, from Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon to Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean.
The enchanting fountain showcases its extremely impressive choreography half-hour between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and shifts to every 15 minutes from 8p.m. until midnight. The Bellagio Fountains’ series of shows takes place every day, so there is no chance of missing its awesome performance.
The lake where the Fountain of Bellagio erects used to be a golf course. The water of the fountains comes from freshwater well drilled decades ago, the same well that serviced the golf course, which contradicts the urban myth implying that the water used in the Bellagio Fountains is treated wastewater coming from the luxurious hotel that faces it. The Bellagio Fountain is a proud concept of WET, a company known for its innovative fountain designs and animated water displays. A network of system that makes the fountain show possible consists of the following: pipes with more than 1,200 nozzles, 4,500 lights, and of course, a $40 million budget.
Every performance of the Bellagio Fountain is unique, which makes a fascinated spectator look forward to the next show. The musical background does not just make the water dance – the line-up of music can definitely soothe the mind and romance the senses, a kind of sensation that can only be felt within the grounds of the Bellagio Fountains. And with beaming lights accentuating the lavender Las Vegas sky, the Fountains of Bellagio serves not just as entertainment but a moment to be cherished for a lifetime.