In its first ever Travelers’ Choice awards, TripAdvisor® has named The Fountains of Bellagio Resort & Casino the nation’s top landmark. The awards, based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers, pushed the iconic dancing fountains to the top of the list for landmark destinations in the United States.
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“We’re thrilled that so many Las Vegas visitors have enjoyed The Fountains and share their experiences online at TripAdvisor,” said Bellagio President & COO Randy Morton. “The Fountains have become a must-see destination for visitors from around the world and have come to represent Bellagio’s timelessness, elegance and energy.”
Created by WET Design, The Fountains of Bellagio is one of the largest musical fountain systems in the world with more than 1,200 fountains spanning 1,000 feet and choreographed to send water soaring as high as 460 feet into the air. Since first launched in 1998, The Fountains of Bellagio have performed more than 190,000 times.
The Fountains of Bellagio have been masterfully choreographed to a total of 32 songs, ranging from masterworks by Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli to tunes from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and many others. In December 2011, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles, Billie Jean by Michael Jackson and In the Mood by Glenn Miller were added to the song portfolio. The music is then fed through 183 speakers located around the lake perimeter creating a seamless, perfectly timed performance from any vantage point.
Performances are every 30 minutes Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and holidays from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., performances are every 15 minutes daily.
The Fountains Of Bellagio Fast Facts:
Number of dancing fountains: More than 1,200
Size of Lake Bellagio: 8.5 acres
Highest Point: 460 feet
Span: More than 1,000 feet
Total water-emitting devices: 1,214
Team of specialists: At least 30 including engineers, pool specialists and maintenance divers
Number of performances: More than 190,000 as of June 2013
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Award-winning dining, a world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning performance of “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a sumptuous spa and salon and exclusive luxury shopping all work together to compose the symphony that is Bellagio. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).