Friday Funny: Dragons Fly In Las Vegas

Blizzards, a burning lake, and dragons (of course) all make an appearance as Game of Thrones takes over the Fountains of Bellagio.

While the world counts down to the final season premiere of HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones, fans can experience the fantasy realm with a first-of-its-kind, immersive production in Las Vegas at the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. HBO, MGM Resorts, and WET Design have created a fountain show that brings to life the drama, music, and imagery of Game of Thrones with a new, limited-run event. The show runs twice nightly through April 13, ending just prior to the series season finale premiere on April 14.

Game of ThronesThis is no ordinary version of the famed Fountains show: blizzards rage, dragons fly, and for the first time the lake is set ablaze. The collaboration between MGM Resorts and HBO showcases Game of Thrones and The Fountains of Bellagio as never before with music, pyrotechnics, and video projections on a wall of water. WET Design, the Fountain’s original creators, worked with Game of Thrones’ composer Ramin Djawadi to design a custom score that incorporates the show’s iconic theme song, while developing a theatrical production that captures its drama and suspense.

The production design marries the precise choreography of nearly 800 fountains overlaid with advanced pyrotechnics and special effects, including motion picture theater-quality projections. From the green glow of Wildfire and falling snow, to the undead dragon soaring above Lake Bellagio breathing vibrant blue flames that set the waters ablaze, and the crashing fall of The Wall, The Fountains interpret some of the most memorable visuals of the Game of Thrones series in entirely new ways. Viewers can see the series’ emblems come to life in water, including the crown, as illuminated water jets articulate the arches of a headpiece, and the throne, as intricate cannon sprays crisscross. Dynamic visuals interpreting HBO’s graphics include projections of Viserion and the Night King, whose silhouettes culminate the show and provide a dramatic tease to the final season.

Can’t make it to Las Vegas to see the show in person before April 13? You can view a video of the Game of Thrones Fountain Show here.