The Wynn Casino is hardly the first hotel you think of when it comes to free entertainment, but the Wynn Resort Lake of Dreams Show is just that. Spanning over 20,000 square feet, the production employs thousands of underwater LED fixtures to construct a show that combines color and water with remarkable results, making the Wynn Las Vegas Lake of Dreams one of the casino's premier attractions.
Like the fountains at the Bellagio, or the famed
pirate ship at Treasure
Island, the Lake Show at the Wynn has become synonymous
with free shows along the
Strip. The only difference is the Lake of Dreams
is actually inside the casino, with bars and viewing points
located throughout the hotel to watch the show from.
The best of these is the Parasol Up bar, where you can
enjoy a number of fine cocktails while watching the water
and color collide below as the accompanying music swells
along with the fountains and dancing puppets that also
populate the show. It begins every hour on the hour,
so if you are staying at the Wynn, the show will be pretty
hard to miss, while those staying at competing hotels
can simply mull around one of the finest casinos on the
strip as you await the Lake Show at the Wynn. Or
you can grab something to eat at one of the Wynn restaurants
that offer a full view of the free show.
Putting the Wynn Resort Lake of Dreams show just inside
the hotel was done exclusively to bring in more tourists.
Unlike other aspects of the hotel, this one does not disappoint.
When you first venture into the Wynn
lobby, you can only glimpse the backside of the Wynn
Las Vegas Lake of Dreams. A tree-covered mountain
dominates the view, and as you pass into the main area,
the lush peak overlooks a series of lazy waterfalls and
The Lake itself is three acres in volume. When
the Wynn Resort Lake of Dreams show is not on, the water
lies still, tranquil. Gentle streams trickle towards
the lake. Outside of the Conservatory
and Botanical gardens in the Bellagio or the Flamingo
Wildlife Habitat, few places seem further withdrawn
from the glittering lights of Vegas. At least, until
the shows starts. The music begins, the waters begin
to surge, and the spectacle starts in earnest. Soon,
the Lake Show at the Wynn will dutifully remind you right
where you are: a place where even nature bends to the
whimsy of glitz and flashy lights.