There are many things that one can see at the Bellagio Hotel (at Las Vegas)
but the best sight that one can have from the hotel is the fountain. We were lucky to be upgraded to a room with a view of the fountain.
Hundreds of high pressure water jets create a truly spectacular water show.
I could manage to capture two shows of the fountain from two vantage points. One from the 24th floor of Hotel Bellagio and the second one from the street below. I wanted to capture some fast numbers like “In the mood” but somehow I was not around when these numbers played.
The moon walk also could be created by the fountain in tune with Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.
Some interesting facts about the fountain:
The fountains are programmed to perform to different songs. Some prominent ones among them are:
Singing in the rain
Rondine al Nido
In the mood
Luck Be A Lady (Frank Sinatra)
Con Te Partiro
Mission Impossible Theme
Your Song (Elton John)
All That Jazz (from movie Chicago)
Billie Jean (Micheal Jackson)
Carol of the Bells
O Holy Night
The time duration for each show is approximately 5 minutes and operates seven days a week.
3 pm to 8 pm with shows every 30 minutes
8 pm to 12 midnight with shows every 15 minutes
Shows are only cancelled with the threat of high winds. ( if the winds are too high, the dancing waters refuse to dance )
The network of pipes feed 1200 nozzles which are managed by computer and choreographed to music. There are three different types of nozzles
a) The Oarsmen which shoots the water in a full 360 degree range.
b) The Shooters which fire water upwards
c) The Super Shooters which can push water 250 feet into the air.
The combination of water jets and more than 4500 lights provide aesthetic display to accompany the music played.
After watching the gentle sway of these nozzles, I was not surprised when I read that musicians and choreographers were invited to design the routines and patterns of the jets.
The next time I am in Vegas I will not miss the 'In the mood'