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.
Yes, this does get old after you've seen it a few times, but the Bellagio fountain show is quite a sight to the first time tourist. Set to music, the fountain show takes place every 15 minutes or every half an hour, I can't remember which. Hundreds of fountains dance to the music, some soaring as high as 240 feet (73 meters).
Actually, see it twice- once during the day and once when the fountains are lit up at night.
I really enjoy watching the fountains of Bellagio. Make sure you get there a little early so you can be positioned well enough to watch it. It gets a little crowded at night. It’s choreographed with different music every time. Make sure to watch it at night. It looks absolutely spectacular during that time and better yet, its free.
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. - midnight. Saturday and Sunday, noon - midnight. The fountains run every half-hour until 8 p.m. and every 15 minutes after that until midnight. Fountains are occasionally closed during high winds.
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
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.
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.
The Fountains in front of the Bellagio are a spectacular combination of water, light and music. During the night they perform (until midnight, I believe) every 15 minutes, with songs/pieces that lasts about 3-4 minutes.
"But they are just fountains," you might say. Well, I am here to tell you that these are the most spectacular fountains that the Southwest desert has ever seen. Thousands of jets of water are syncronized by computer with pieces of classical music to create a show so stunning it can bring a tear to your eye. At night the show happens every few minutes, so if you miss one, stick around for a bit and you will see it again. Viewing areas can get quite crowded, so I recommend the view from the footbridge which connects the Bellagio to the strip. Oh and the best thing? The show is free!
This was a great show, and free of charge! Grab a spot along the stone railing that encloses the man made 8 acre replica of Lake Como in front of the Bellagio resort. You won't have to wait long before the next performance begins since they repeat every 15-30 minutes.
When the music begins you will see the water begin to bubble and churn as the fountains ready for another perfectly choreographed aquatic ballet. It is very impressive and entertaining to watch the fountains sway and undulate and propel the water over a hundred feet into the air.
The shows begin at 3pm Monday to Friday and noon on Sat and Sunday. The last show is at midnight.
I never tired of seeing the ever-changing Bellagio Fountains, either night or day. And to think that this beautiful sight/sound was FREE.
This sensory treat is a choreographed water spectacular where the fountains actually seem to "come alive" as they dance to different music.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Show runs every 1/2 hour
Show runs every 15 minutes
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Show every 1/2 hour
Show every minutes
This water, music, and light show literally captivated me as it included complex choreography that seemed to dance right in front of the lovely Bellagio Hotel. Each presentation is unique and an "aquatic accomplishment". The music varies from classical, operatic, and Broadway songs.
There are about 1,000 fountains which rise as tall as 36 stories above the Las Vegas Strip!
Photo #1 was taken in the afternoon, and Photo #2 was taken about 8:30 at night.
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.
One of my favourite things about Las Vegas was the fountains at the Bellagio. At the front of the hotel is an artificial lake and here you can see regular 'dancing fountain' displays, choreographed to music.
The displays officially run every 30 minutes, between 12pm and 8pm, and then every 15 minutes until 12am, though they did run more often over the weekend we were there. The individual shows last a few minutes, basically as long as the song they are dancing too. The songs change throughout the day and range from classical to recent hits.
If you are watching the fountains from the Strip, the music is blasted out of numerous speakers situated around the Bellagio's perimeter. If you are lucky enough to be staying at the hotel, as we were, and have a room looking over the lake, tune into Channel 22 on the TV and you will hear the fountain music.
The fountains at the Bellagio may sound cheesy (so I thought) but, they are absolutely mesmerizing. In fact, we stood there for probably over an hour, just to watch the show over and over again. If you've never heard of the fountains, 1200 moving spouts of water are choreographed to music. The shows are every 15 minutes until about midnight, and last maybe 2-3 minutes depending on what song they are using. They are really quite something to see, but I suggest if you don't have much time, to go at night, as they are at their most beautiful, with colored lights.
Probably the best view is, of course, in front of the Bellagio, but more to the sides, as you can get in the whole show without turning your head from side to side.
Also, a tip: You can view them from your own private little balcony. Go up inside the enclosed escalators/staircase to the Bellagio shops, north of the fountains, and there is a little balcony overlooking the fountains out two double french doors. My husband and I stood there for quite some time without any hassle and had a wonderful view of the fountains.
The Bellagio is a legend in Las Vegas and considered one of the best hotels in Las Vegas and in the USA. So, no trip to Las Vegas would be complete without a visit to this stunning hotel.
Its lobby is like a garden in spring time. Full of flowers, colourful and inviting. At night there are the famous Bellagio fountains which move with classical or opera music. giving beautiful shows of light and music at scheduled times.
Even if you aren't staying at the hotel, you shouldn't miss a visit to this amazing and lively hotel in Las Vegas.
The fountain show funs every 30 minutes or so during the day and more often peak times, it is amazing and there are lots of places you can view it from.
If it's windy then it gets posponed for another 30 minutes - this happened when I was there in August for a few hours - did get a bit annoying - however there are plenty of other things to do nearby!
By the way - I have another Bellagio page - the real thing in Italy - it's another amazing place but for totally different reasons - please have a look!