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Content is King: Game of Thrones Projection Mapping at the Bellagio

 HBO, MGM Resorts, and WET Design debuted a Game of Thrones production at the Bellagio's Fountains.
(Image credit: MGM Resorts)

With the world counting down to the final season premiere of the global blockbuster Game of Thrones, fans can experience the on-screen 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 debuted a show that brings to life the epic intrigue, unforgettable music, and spectacular imagery of Game of Thrones with a new, limited-run event. The production runs twice nightly at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. through April 13, priming fans for the series season finale premiere, April 14.

This is not any ordinary version of The Fountains show: blizzards rage, dragons fly, and—for the first time—the lake is set ablaze. The collaboration between MGM Resorts and HBO is a visual symphony that showcases Game of Thrones and The Fountains of Bellagio as never before through music, pyrotechnics, and video projections on a wall of water. 

Game of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi and WET Design CEO Mark Fuller Celebrate Debut of Game of Thrones Production on The Fountains of Bellagio.

Game of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi and WET Design CEO Mark Fuller Celebrate Debut of Game of Thrones Production on The Fountains of Bellagio. (Image credit: MGM Resorts)

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 theme song, while developing a theatrical production that captures its drama and suspense to match.

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 Game of Thrones in entirely new ways. 

Viewers can see the series' emblems come to life in water—including the crown—as illuminated water jets perfectly articulate the arches of a headpiece, and the throne, as intricate cannon sprays crisscross. Dynamic visuals interpreting HBO's awe-inspiring graphics include projections of Viserion and the Night King, whose silhouettes culminate the show and provide a dramatic tease to the final season.