If you are in Macau and you would like to see 258 fountains in action and 8 ten ton elevators that change a stage from a 26 feet deep pool to a solid floor or any depth in between within a few moments…go see the House of Dancing Water at the City of Dreams.
Two thumbs up, in fact, if I was all thumbs they would all be up.
Unfortunately, I only have one photo from before it began since I was one of the few who obeyed the “no photography during the show rule”. So, you might just have to fly to Macau to see it yourself.
This show in Macau cost almost 250 million US dollars and it took 5 years to plan and 2 years of rehearsals. The creator is Franco Dragone who was one of the original creators of the Cirque du Solei shows from 1985-98. I also loved his show in Las Vegas at the Wynn called Le Rêve.
The theatre is across the street from the Venetian so it was convenient to explore. Then a short taxi ride took us back to the Macau Peninsula and to the Wynn to see their water fountain show. Here is the view of the water just before the fountains start.
I read online it was better than the Bellagio fountain show in Vegas.
It was not.
Definite two thumbs down.
It only lasted a few minutes and there wasn’t even fire or the colored water/lights! It was completely different than the youtube videos I watched of the Wynn fountain show and it was a definite let down after the amazing water extravaganza we witnessed at the City Of Dreams.
I did like the view immediately after the fountains stopped with the Wynn sign in a rainbow of colors. Notice the Lisboa (upper right part of the photo) that looks gold during the day has a completely different appearance at night.
After the fountain show we wandered through the beautiful Wynn. My favorite thing about the Wynn might surprise you. To say I hate seeing animals or fish locked up in cages or tanks is an understatement. However, after a few jellyfish stings over the last two years, when I saw this tank, I decided locked up jellyfish are beautiful and I don’t feel sorry for them at all. In fact, I was even a little happy to see them in a jail where they couldn’t sting innocent snorkelers that were minding their own business. I am inclined to believe others who have been stung would feel similarly. Maybe Denise and Cheryl will comment their agreement with me since the three of us were all stung on the same day last year…some of us more than once…and one of us in her mouth… In fact, all thumbs down when it comes to jellyfish stings.