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Beautiful Fountains

I love fountains. I got hooked many years ago watching a very simple fountain. It had a bowl at the top and water cascaded down in a circle. Nowdays fountains, or water shows are controlled by computers and include lights and music. Here are some of my favorites.

Cosmic Waves in Disneyland

Sadly, Cosmic Waves is gone. The best thing about it, as you can see, was that it was interactive. The fountains would squirt up unexpectedly. The challenge was to get to the middle without getting wet, and then get back out without getting wet.  Of course it was more fun just to go play in the fountain and get wet. Unfortunately it wasn’t really designed for so many people to bathe in it, and it ended up being closed.

Cosmic Waves

Cosmic Waves

Interactive Fountains at Shopping Centers

Along the same lines, many outdoor shopping centers now feature interactive fountains like this one at the Irvine Spectrum.

Music Center Fountain in LA

This fun fountain is also at ground level and completely unpredictable. It’s almost impossible not to tempt fate by stepping in when you think it’s safe.

Fountain Show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

Now we come to the fancy fountains that you can watch but not play with. They often come with lights and music, like this one at the Bellagio.

Fountain of Nations at Epcot in Disneyworld

This one caught my attention when I visited Disneyworld 11 years ago. I could sit and watch it all day.

Burj Dubai Lake Fountain

Here’s a fountain on a really grand scale. Maybe I’ll get to go see this one someday.

So how about you? Do you have any favorite fountains?