Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows ever, and the last season—which will air starting April 14—will mark the end of an era which was dominated by dragons, white walkers, kings, queens, priests, and warriors. Adapted from the popular book series by George RR Martin called A Song of Ice and Fire, the show managed to win the hearts of millions of people around the world, inviting them to the magnificent world of Westeros, Essos, and other mythical places. If you are one of the people who has never seen a single episode of GoT, make sure to give it a try – it’s definitely something you will be hooked on after watching the first episode as the show mixes elements of family drama with epic fantasy. In other words, it offers something for everyone!
The show basically depicts ice and fire as the two dominating elements, and one of the ways to promote it was to set fire to a fountain. The iconic Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas seemed to be the most appropriate place for this interesting marketing experiment. The entire fountain show includes a four-minute-long water choreography combined with music and video projections from Game of Thrones.
The entire display starts with quiet music from the piece “Winter is Here,” which was composed by Ramin Djavadi, the mastermind behind the soundtracks of Game of Thrones and Westworld. What follows is a projection on the water that looks like silent snow falling. Everything suddenly becomes very loud, and the memorable opening theme of Game of Thrones kicks in. The first visible thing is the logo of the show, which is followed by silhouettes of dragons and the Night King.
The whole thing is followed by fountains taking various shapes, some of them being the crown, the Iron Throne, and even the Wall which guards the realms of men from the long night. The display culminates with pyrotechnics which is in sync with water, thus combining fire and ice, in a way. One of the projections that was visible during the display included the final scene of the last season which featured (spoiler alert) the Night King riding an undead dragon that breathes blue fire.
The company which made this work of art possible is called WET Design, and they collaborated with Ramin Djawadi in order to create the display. Djawadi was more than happy to have taken part in one such project, saying that the Bellagio Fountain is iconic. He told the press that the whole thing was ‘quite a spectacle’ and that he had enjoyed putting the two together.
The choreographed fountain display has only just started and will run every night until April 13 which is the last day before the Episode 1 lands on HBO. If you happen to be in Las Vegas during that period, make sure to visit the iconic fountain to witness this amazing Game of Thrones display.
The Bellagio Fountains
The Bellagio Fountains are part of the Bellagio resort which is located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada and owned by MGM Resorts International. These dancing water fountains have become the most recognizable part of the resort with thousands of tourists visiting them every night. Every now and then, there is a display made with water that can take your breath away. It is a unique type of fountain that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. It is definitely worth visiting them if you plan a trip to Las Vegas.
Apart from the gaming facility, restaurants, and other facilities related to hospitality, you can also visit the conservatory and botanical gardens, as well as the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts.