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by Red Mezz
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
November 25, 2009
From journal Las Vegas - The Italian Experience...
fort Collins, Colorado
November 23, 2009
December 20, 2004
The fountains consist of hundreds of individual shoots of water, some of which can go about 15 stories in the air, close to the height of the Bellagio itself. The water really appears to wave and dance exactly on beat to the music. Each shoot of water can do different things at different times. The deep whooshing sound of the water pressure pumps and the sound of the water hitting the pool from such heights really enhance the music like I never would have thought before seeing it in person. The show is best at night, when each water shoot has lights of changing brightness that further enhance the music.
The Bellagio uses about 24 classical and opera-type songs that play randomly; during December, they mix in holiday songs. They play one song for each show, which starts very promptly on time. Here is the schedule:
3-7pm: every hour and half-hour
7pm-1am: every quarter-hour
Saturday and Sunday
12-7pm: every hour and half-hour
7pm-12am: every quarter-hour
The fountain pool is much larger than I imagined it, and the fountains are further away than I thought. When you are standing in front-center, you really can't see the entire fountain show in your field of view without turning your head back and forth. You can see the whole show if you stand at the ends, but then the far side is likely to be blocked from view during parts of the show. The front sidewalk has several half-circle-shaped balconies that stick out over the water. The best viewing angles I found are from the second balconies on either end, or from behind the left side of the fountain, on the sidewalk that follows the front drive to the carport entrance of the hotel. From this back sidewalk, you also get to look slightly down on the fountains.
Even though you wouldn't get to hear the music, I bet other great views would be from one of the hotel rooms in Bellagio, Paris, or even Flamingo. I would also love to see a show at night from the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris, across the street.
From journal Getting the Most Out of My Money in Las Vegas
Fortrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 22, 2008
From journal Las Vegas - the Return
April 27, 2007
From journal Weekend in Vegas
Los Angeles, California
March 22, 2007
From journal Las Vegas for Those Who Don't Gamble
St. Augustine, Florida
September 28, 2006
From journal Highlights of the Vegas Strip
Merritt Island, Florida
August 14, 2005
I was then able to view them during the day. The day view is still beautiful however the night is just a touch better. Anyway. The view was great. We caught the show on the walkway from the Ventian to the Bellagio. A semi-top view of the show. They did two fountain performances. The first one was with a Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra song (the title I cannot remember), but then they did a song I knew well, and it brings me to tears everytime I hear it. It was the version of "Time to Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. Absolutely beautiful.
If you are in Las Vegas, you NEED to see this.
From journal Las Vegas - Disney for Adults?
by Sarah the Expat
London, United Kingdom
May 21, 2005
If you can get it at a discount or for free, like we did, I'd advise you to go, just once. However, if you're like us and want to stick to a low budget, it won't kill you to miss it.
The gardens are beautiful and well kept, and there were wedding pictures being taken as we went through. The fountain show is set to music and looks lovely any time of the day or night (though the night might be more romantic). Shows are every half-hour from 3pm (12pm on weekends), and then every 15 minutes from 8pm onward till midnight.
From journal Las Vegas on a Budget!
May 17, 2006
From journal Life in Luxury at the Bellagio