The Bellagio fountains show is still one of Las Vegas’ best attractions

Emerald Pellot
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Since its debut in 1998, the Bellagio fountains show has been an iconic part of the Las Vegas experience. Featuring over a thousand fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel, the spectacle spans across more than 1,000 feet. The show includes music, lights and fountain streams that shoot as high as 460 feet into the air.

The fountains’ 1,214 jets can send streams of water higher than a 24-story building. They feature multiple cannons with robotic “oarsmen” that move back and forth, along with mini-shooters, super-shooters and extreme-shooters that all fire straight up. Created by water feature design firm WET Design, the fountains are uniquely choreographed to different musical numbers.

Bellagio promises that no matter how many times you’ve seen the show, there will always be “more in store” — new songs, for instance, are added to the rotation regularly. Patrons can enjoy various classic and new hits, including “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley, “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra and even an EDM show by DJ Tiesto.

A 2015 clip of Tiesto’s fountain show, in particular, has received over 2.2 million views on YouTube. The spectacular display is set to the song “Footprints, Rocky, Red Lights.” The massive fountains on the 8.5-acre lake, illuminated by golden and blue lights, blast into the sky in perfect time with the pulsating electronic music.

“I love this, every time we go to the strip, I just look at this. I’m glad I live in Las Vegas,” one person commented.

“I almost cried watching this! Saw this last year! Reminds me [of] good memories,” another person wrote.

The Bellagio fountain show is free and accessible to Las Vegas visitors. The show takes place every 30 minutes from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST and every 15 minutes until midnight on weekdays, with shows starting as early as 11:00 a.m. on weekends. It can be viewed from various vantage points and is visible to anyone strolling by.

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