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'Game of Thrones' show debuts at Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas

Posted: 9:39 AM, Apr 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-02 03:29:51-04

The Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip has unveiled a new, limited-run fountain show based on "Game of Thrones." It's a spectacle that has everyone talking not only in Las Vegas, but around the world.

The megahit HBO series has taken TV by storm, getting viewers hooked on a medieval fantasy world.

The final season of "Game of Thrones" premiers on April 14, and the quest for the throne begins at the Fountains of Bellagio.

The new show didn't disappoint crowds who watched brand-new special effects and listened to a special score.

"I got goose bumps when I saw this. It was just epic to see it played out here at the Bellagio," said Ramin Djawadi, score composer for the series "Game of Thrones."

"It was unbelievable to experience it," Djawadi said.

This fountain show, which lasts only two weeks, is like no other in the attraction's 20-year history of dazzling crowds on the famed Las Vegas Strip.

"It was definitely different. There were so many different things going into it: the projection, the fire," said Peter Kopik, director of choreography and design for WET Design, the company behind the Fountains of Bellagio.

"For the two people out there who don't know what 'Game of Thrones' is," WET CEO Mark Fuller joked with Action News, "it is the absolutely ultimate experience in theater and storytelling."

Crowds lining the Strip before the Sunday night premiere gave the show rave reviews.

"The fire was awesome. You could feel the flames," said Corey Olcsvary. "The lighting effects, seeing the dragon coming through, the fire and the ice kind of battling against each other, it makes me watch to catch up with the seasons," the Seattle resident told Action News.

The show will take place nightly at 8 and 9:30 p.m. ending on April 13.

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