The Fountains at the Bellagio

 

The Fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas are a large choreographed water feature incorporating light and music. It is the third largest Fountain of its type in the world and was opened in 1998. The Fountains at the hotel were inspired by the town of Bellagio in Italy. It was designed by WET- a design company specializing in unique fountains and innovative water features. The Fountains of Bellagio are in front of the luxurious Bellagio Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and is one of the most popular free attractions in the glitzy Las Vegas area. It has some amazing features that make it a standout attraction; let’s take a look.

The man-made lake which houses the Fountains has a diameter of eight acres and contain twenty-two million gallons of water; the Fountains include 1214 jets, 8000 meters of pipe and an incredible 4500 lights. Additionally, the Fountains consist of over 1200 nozzles which facilitate the astonishing fountain displays. The water for the Fountains is provided by a well that was dug to supply a golf course that was formerly located on the same property, no water from the city’s water supply is used, which is commendable. The Fountain shoots as high as 460 feet in the air, which is just 81 feet less than the height of the Eiffel Tower. It is said that the cost to build the Fountains at the Bellagio was 40 million dollars and it costs about $300,000 to $400,000 per month to maintain it. This is a significant investment bearing in mind that no money is earned from the Fountain directly.

If you are in the Las Vegas area and want to experience the stunning Fountain displays, they go off every thirty minutes from 3 pm to 8pm Mondays through Fridays, noon to 8pm on Saturdays and public holidays and 11 am to 7pm on Sundays. In the evening, the displays go from 8 pm to midnight Mondays through Saturdays and 7pm to midnight on Sundays, the interval between shows in the evening is fifteen minutes.  Over thirty different songs are choreographed during the displays, including “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood, “Your Song” by Elton John, “My heart will go on” by Celine Dion and “Luck be a lady” by Frank Sinatra. The displays can be viewed from numerous locations on the Las Vegas strip and is surely a spectacle not to miss. Millions of tourists visit Las Vegas annually just to see the displays of the Fountain at the Bellagio Hotel.

Also, the Fountains at the Bellagio Hotel gives you the opportunity to be a VIP, you will receive a 30-litre bottle of champagne for yourself, and your guest, VIP outdoor seating and the opportunity to press the red button that sets off the Fountains, this experience will cost you a cool $250,000. It is, however, an experience that you will no doubt remember for the rest of your life.

Finally, the Fountains at the Bellagio Hotel provide a truly unique experience that is not replicated in a lot of places. Hopefully, this famous Las Vegas Strip landmark will continue to wow people for many years to come.

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