Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: Mirage Volcano Las Vegas - Home of Iconic Water Feature, it's about to Erupt!

Mirage Volcano Las Vegas - Home of Iconic Water Feature, it's about to Erupt!

Las Vegas is a city that reinvests and reinvents itself, and that has led to it's amazing growth. It's almost constantly in a state of evolution. The Mirage is no exception, and after recently completing their $110 million room and suite redesign, they're getting closer to completion of the $25 million makeover of their famous landmark volcano, with the unveiling scheduled for December.

 Mirage Volcano Rendering - Click For Larger Image

The construction project has been massive. Draining the lagoon took place in February and workers have been hard at it ever since. The time involved until it reopens should give you an idea of just how extensive this renovation will be.

Mirage Volcano Construction - CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

The transformation of this 1989 icon sounds to be amazing, and will use the latest technological innovations. The nightly once every 45 minute show will return as an hourly spectacular to allow for the longer 7 minute runtime. New acoustics have been designed by Meyer Sound, the designers of the fabulous system used inside the Mirage for Cirque du Soleil's LOVE, that brings the remastered Beatles tracks to life. 60 sound cabinets will be strategically placed around the Mirage Lagoon to allow viewers to become one with the production.

The new flame shooter design will 'dance to the music', and that is a percussive score written and performed by Grammy Award winning and Greatful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, and the famed Indian virtuoso Zakir Hussain. Those gathering around the lagoon will be immersed into the presentation further that just the audio and visual. The intense sounds and choreographed flames and explosions are said to 'rattle your bones', just as if you were standing before a live eruption.

So who are the evil geniuses that can create such a realistic spectacle? A relaxing waterfall by day, that morphs into a nightly raging volcano with fireballs shooting 12' into the air, and flaming lava flowing before your eyes? None other than the famed technological team at Wet Design. These creative developers of water features worldwide have taken on the challenge, and are known for their breathtaking results. You may have heard of one of their other little projects here in Las Vegas, the Fountains of Bellagio at the sister MGM Mirage property.

Bellagio Fountains - Click for Larger Image

The Mirage is also holding a contest for a free trip for 2, to Las Vegas in December for the Grand Opening Party to celebrate the Volcano's rebirth. They're asking for submissions of favorite memories of the original, including photos and video. Those entries and the voting will be done on Facebook, with the link found here at the Mirage Volcano page. Even if not entering, you may want to check out the video there that gives an even better visual of what will be created.

The amazing elements of Las Vegas....Fire, Water, and as I recently blogged, even Ice. To live here you have these ever evolving wonders just moments away. The jobs that these and many other Las Vegas Projects create only add to it's ability to sustain continued growth and a bright future.


If you are interested in relocating to Las Vegas or would like information on Las Vegas real estate, please email me or call me at 702-354-8988. I look forward to hearing from you!



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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoberta LaRocca • September 10 2008 05:41PM


Great post, I stayed their when it first opened, I used to like to try out all the new hotels.  We haven't been out there fro a few years, its probably time to visit again, when it cools down.

Have A Great Day

Posted by Doris Freeman, Broker/Agent, Realtor, Madison-Gibson-Crockett (RE/MAX REALTY SOURCE) almost 12 years ago

THAT is REALLY COOL!! WOW! Wouldn't you like to have one of those in your backyard? :-)

GBU, Roberta!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) almost 12 years ago


Could I have a good time in a place like that.

Tom Braatz


Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) almost 12 years ago

Doris: Yes you should, and there will also be a lot of new hotels opening in the near future, so you might want to plan several trips!

Elizabeth: It looks like it will be amazing, and not far for me, so almost in my back yard. Actually I sort of have my own smaller version in my backyard, with palms, pool and rock waterfall. The grill is just behind from this shot, and when I use it, it's been known to erupt in flames! LOL

My backyard pool and waterfall

Tom: I'll bet you could! I know I sure do. It's fantastic to have a quick vacation only minutes away.


Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

I live here and I didn't even know the Volcano was having a make over :eek:

Posted by Tony Sena, Broker/Property Manager (Shelter Realty, Inc) almost 12 years ago

Tony: Wow, you need to get out more. You'll really be shocked with the remodeling MGM is doing to the Boardwalk Casino! LOL

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

I loved the watershow when we were there and I bet this will be even bigger and better, you don't spend that kind of money and not make it bigger and better.

Can't wait to see when it is done,


Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago

Todd: The old show was great, and this one sounds like it will be absolutely fantastic. I'm looking forward to checking it out.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) almost 12 years ago