Lake area: 375,000 square feet, equivalent to three city blocks or eight football fields. The water could fill 2,000 swimming pools and would take more than a year to fill with a garden hose.
Length of lake: 1,100 feet.
Fountain shooters: 1,214 devices that can shoot higher than a 24-story building.
Maximum water in air at any time: More than 17,000 gallons.
The Fountains of Bellagio is one of the most breathtaking attractions on the Strip, celebrated in countless films, television shows, photographs and articles on Las Vegas. It's gorgeous, ever-changing and best of all, free.
Besides, it’s not every day you see rushing water soaring up to 460 feet in beautifully choreographed synchronization to Andrea Boccelli. Even if you dance the night away in Vegas, but you'll still marvel at the moves of the Fountains of Bellagio.
With plenty of room for pedestrian viewing in front of the Bellagio, this spectacular dancing water show features more than 30 different songs that play on rotation including Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon," Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas," Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman's "Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)," Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," among others. Since genres range from classic to popular music and show tunes, you can hang around and see something different every time.
If you happen to be driving past the Bellagio, this is the one spot on Las Vegas Boulevard where you won't mind being stuck in traffic.
The attraction was created by WET Design, the world-famous water design firm responsible for the Mirage Volcano and the water features at Aria. At 8.5 acres it is the most ambitious water feature ever created by the firm.
Behind the scenes, a staff of 30 works seven days a week, 365 days a year to clean and maintain the fountains and make emergency repairs on fountain components in between shows.
With its ability to arouse an emotional response in people of all ages, the Fountains of Bellagio brings a wide variety of people together, thrilling everyone from young children to the elderly.
-- Staff Report