One of the premier free attractions of Las Vegas, the famous fountain display is offered every 15 minutes, with lighting at night - joyous dancing fountains carefully choreographed to ever changing musical accompaniment ranging from Elton John to Christmas music and show tunes, Lee Greenwood, and classical music from Handel. The fountain was created by Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz of the California firm WET Design at a cost of $75 million and displayed first at the opening of this Steve Wynn hotel in October 1998.
The site is the 9 acre manmade lake fronting the hotel, where over 1200 nozzles direct water either in a circular pattern or to varying heights up to 240 ft high. Some shows include a fog machine as well. Environmentally correct, it uses water from a well previously irrigating a golf course, as much as 90% less. The fountain is a prime location for both proposals of marriage and weddings and has been featured in many movies and TV shows. The Bellagio Fountains are judged one of the most impressive water features in the world and many people stay to watch more than one show - we did.
These fountains are timed differently. They can happen every half hour or on the hour. It's a great thing to watch. The first time I saw this was 2003 during my first visit with my family. We watched it and they played Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". They play emotional songs during this awesome display. Probably one of the coolest free things to do when you go to Vegas. It usually lasts for as long as whatever song is playing.
The fountains at the Bellagio are special. When I first watched them I found it to be quite a touching experience. I never imagined that water could be so beautiful. As this is a free activity it should not be missed by anyone.
One of the must-see's in Las Vegas is the fountain show in front of Bellagio Hotel. Free to watch. See the dancing fountains while you listen to the accompanying tunes such as "Luck be a Lady", "Singin' in the Rain" and "Viva Las Vegas". See Bellagio website for list of songs under "Amenities/Fountains of Bellagio/Fountain Music List".
Show times are as follows:
Monday - Friday
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. show every 1/2 hour
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. show every 15 minutes
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. show every 1/2 hour
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
show every 15 minutes
This is one of my favorite places in Las Vegas. I could sit and watch the Dancing Fountains all night.
Located directly in front of the beautiful Bellagio Hotel, this hotel is an exact replica of the actual Hotel Bellagio in Lake Como in Italy. The fountains sit on an 8 acre lake. The water of the fountains can climb to over 450 feet, there are over 1,000 water devices that are synchronized to music. The music is always different and they have a playlist of songs from Madonna to Andrea Boccelli. It's like a new show everytime.
Don't miss stopping by.
Hours: Mon-Fri every 30 minutes from 3-7 pm and every 15 minutes from 7 pm to 12 midnight
Weekends the schedule is every 30 minutesfrom 12 noon to 8 pm and then every 15
minutes until the last show at midnight.
Try to arrive 10 minutes early
It's free, it's beautiful and it goes every 15 minutes (as of Nov 2009). The Bellagio fountain shows is one of the coolest and family friendly things I saw in this city. It was very popular when we visited, even tho it went 4 times an hour at night.
The schedule as of the Bellagio's website is:
Monday to Friday
3pm - 8pm: shows every half hour
8pm - midnight: shows every 15 minutes.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
noon - 8pm: shows every half hour
8pm - midnight: shows every 15 minutes.
You can also read about the music list to be played here.
See a short video of it, filmed by me (with a somewhat unsteady hand) here.
The fountains were amazing. We had seen them a couple times and watched them every chance we could. Well synchronized and fun to watch. We managed to get a center spot during one of the night shows. Amazing.
The only thing I did not enjoy was the "in your face, rah,rah,rah American Patriotism Theme"
Not being from the USA I found this to too much and left the show once when God Bless America played.
All that Jazz was by far the best show.
This incredible show is in my opinion the #1 "must see" free show in Vegas! The amazing displays from the fountains in front of the Bellagio are beautifully choreographed. There are several different routines, so if you want to watch them a second time chances are you will see a different display than the previous time.
The shows run M-F every 30 minutes from 3 to 8 pm and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. On the weekends the schedule is every 30 minutes from noon to 8 pm, then every 15 minutes until the last show at midnight.
Arrive about 10 minutes early and stake out a good spot along the water!
In every Las Vegas guidebook you'll inevitably see the Bellagio Fountains listed either first or second. Because of it's ideal price (ummm FREE) it makes for everyone's budget. So what can I say to add it the many different tips?
I have the ultimate 3 ways to experience the fountains:
1) Get a pitcher of strawberry daqueri from the Paris byway under the fake sky. It costs about $20 but...it's a pitcher and it's yum. Buy the drink and then head out the hotel to watch the fountains. Grab a bench and enjoy the drinks during the 15 minute breaks between fountain performances.
2) Go up the Eiffel Tower in Paris and enjoy them from very far up. You can actually hear the music if you're not up with a bunch of rowdy, loud people.
3) From your Bellagio Fountain View hotel room. The hotel has a channel (22 if I remember correctly) to turn on and then open up the windows and enjoy. My aunt and I spent spent an hour or two lounging in our recliners in our Bellagio robes and beers enjoying a very low-key Vegas night.
My aunt LOVED the songs and you can buy the cd in the Bellagio gift shop. Great souvenir!
If you visit Vegas often and have never, it will be your first time or you have not been in a while; the Bellagio Fountains are someting you must see. The show changes each time it is on because it is set in perfect time to the music which changes with each show. I have been to vegas at least 20 times or more since the show started some years ago and have not seen the same show. Almost everytime we are there, I try to stop and watch at least one. The best place to watch them is on the rail in front or a new spot we found last October from the Paris hotel and casino front restaurant, Mon Ami Gabi, which I have a review on as well.
So, when in Vegas and you have time to kill or just want something to admire, visit the Bellagio Fountain show.
This is free, as we strolled the hall from around the corner of the garden, we discovered this wonderful delicious find. "Chocolate" but a fountain of Chocolate! It was like a work of art. At first I thought it was colored water, but then realized it was a chocolate shop. So many people didn't even notice the fountain. It looked so unreal.
6 pumps circulate 2 tons of chocolate
500 feet of stainless steel piping
circulates 120 degrees F
climated controlled at 95 degrees F
Rised vertical 27 feet from the lower level pump room
6 ceiling spouts disperse 14 feet above the floor
Cascades into 25 hand crafted artistic glass vessels
2 years of engineering planning and developing
Jean Philippe Maury is a world champion pastry chef.
When in Vegas, catch a free fountain show at the Bellagio. They are very popular. We saw several and got some great pictures. The water sequences change each time, as does the music. The Bellagio website even has a list of the music to accompany the dancing fountains- http://www.bellagio.com/amenities/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx
The shows begin at 3pm on weekdays and 12pm on weekends. The shows are on every half an hour until 8pm and then every 15 minutes until midnight. The surrounding area gets quite busy approaching show time but its not a long wait for the next one.
It is truly amazing, and you got to see it for yourself. It is fantastic. You will see and get an idea from the pictures I posted here and in my travelogue.
Every night, every 15 minutes, the huge man-made lake in front of the Bellagio Hotel comes to life.
There is nothing like watching a free show at the Belagio's water fountain. It is best to go there in the afternoon since it is very hot in Las Vegas. The spray of the fountain cools you off! Anyway, stand-by at the railings in front of the Belagio's fountain. It is a whole block of water. The display of the water fountain is every hour.
There is a big difference between watching the fountain show at night and watching it in the morning.
In the morning, you can see how the maintenance people go to their boats from one fountain to another to do some maintenance work before the show. Also, you can see how high the fountain gets as the water spout spits up the water to the sky.
The best place to watch the water fountain is up close to the very right side of the fence -close to Bellagio Hotel.
Also, I experienced watching the fountain at night while we were staying at the Aladdin Hotel on our visit in 2006. We requested for a window overlooking the fountain at Bellagio Hotel.