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A free Las Vegas show which has no business being free, Mirage’s volcano is one of the most popular attractions on the Strip. Guests are blown away by the heat and noise that radiate from the choreographed eruption which offers multiple show times nightly.
Initially dreamed up by Steve Wynn and built into the Mirage resort which opened in 1989, the show has been redesigned several times over the years. The current volcano production was designed by Water Entertainment Technologies (or WET), the same folks that brought you the free fountain show a few doors down at Bellagio. Incorporating fog, spouting water lit to have the appearance of lava and natural gas eruptions originating from both the volcano and the surrounding lagoon, you’re sure to walk away impressed.
The eruption is choreographed to a musical piece by the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart along with Indian composer Zakir Hussain. Rhythmic, with a tribal vibe, the percussion-heavy selection is a perfect partner for Mirage’s Volcano.
Mirage Volcano Show Times
Mirage’s volcano schedule has it erupting nightly at 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm, and 11 pm. Schedules are subject to change though if high winds are present.
Tips and Tricks for viewing the Mirage Volcano
- Get to the show early and grab a spot on the railing. As a compelling free attraction, there is typically a big crowd. Especially if shorter than average, you’ll want a front row spot.
- Grab a drink (or a few) from the Walgreens across the street before heading over to the volcano show. Due to Vegas’ lax open container laws, it’s completely legal.
- If staying at Mirage, book a “Volcano View” room specifically for a great elevated view of the show.