The fountain show at the Bellagio

When in Vegas, I do love the night photography. Three mandatory stops along the way would the following:

  • Fountain Show at the Bellagio
  • Volcano eruption at the Mirage
  • Sirens wailing at Treasure Island

Seeing the fountains of the Bellagio is the easiest attraction to see, especially when it’s colder in the Vegas winter. There will be no one jostling you for position, blocking your shots or pushing you out of the way. The show is on every 15 minutes, and if different from the feature fountain show at noon. Here’s also what to do in 5 hours at the Bellagio.

Getting setup for my shots
The Paris at night … these shots were taken with my Lumix GF-5 on a 10mm lens
Fountains dancing at the Bellagio
#Bellagio Boom

After the fountains, we thought that we had time to catch the Volcano eruption at the Mirage and Sirens of Treasure Island. Unfortunately, this wasn’t to be … since it was 11:45pm

Damn timings … I thought the last one would be at midnight!

So at that point, there was only two things to do

  • Wander around taking more night shots
  • Getting alcoholic slushies at Fat Tuesday
  • Making some money at Blackjack

After all that walking around, one is going to get thirsty and no other way to quench that thirst than by heading over to Fat Tuesday some ridiculously sweet sugary drinks filled with overproof alcohol.  You have a bunch of daiquiri flavors offered at Fat Tuesday are 190 Octane (pace yourself), Cat 5 Hurricane, Mango, Margarita, Pina Colada, Strawberry and Raging Bull. Extra shots of your favorite hooch are just another $1.  They even have the 100-ounce “Super Mug.” I wouldn’t attempt to drink this in all one shot … it’s just not worth it.

There are 7 locations throughout the Vegas strip, but we chose to head to the one at the Quad (or the old Imperial Palace).

I miss the old, tacky Imperial Palace … no one seems to like the updated version of this place
Boom! Diabetes … meet your parents!

Not only does this place have tons of flavours, but you can mix them and create your own concoctions and mashups.

This the strawberry pina colada with some shots of Everclear!!
Here’s the full range of mashups!


More flavours
Personally, I wouldn’t spend the extra money on “Premium”, you’ll never taste in your drink.
I always get the one on the left side. The trick is to keep track of it.

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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