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MGM Resorts International shuts down rumors of Bellagio Fountains going away

Posted at 11:14 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 02:14:34-04

Las Vegas is a city known for change, but could one of our major attractions, the Bellagio Fountains, be in danger of being a thing of the past soon?

MGM Resorts International says absolutely not.

But that is not stopping rumors and articles from spreading around quickly. 

Robin Leach published an article saying a decision would be made soon to replace the fountains with restaurants and shopping.

Scott Roeben, founder of VitalVegas.com, weighed in and said there's definitely been discussion about it.

"My prediction is it's not going to happen any time soon but that doesn't mean the conversation has not been had," said Roeben.

People we spoke with near the fountains said they never want to see them going away.

"I think there's enough shopping here," said one woman. "The fact that there's like 5 Louis Vuittons within a couple mile radius, um, the fountains is like a once in a lifetime kind of opportunity and I wouldn't want to miss out on that."

Scott wants to get the point across that we should not get attached to anything in Las Vegas.

"I think the first rule of Las Vegas is, what happens here stays here," said Roeben. "But the second rule of Las Vegas is, don't get attached to anything."

Gordon Absher, Vice President of Corporate Communications for MGM Resorts gave us this statement about the rumors.

“We have no plans or intention to eliminate the iconic Bellagio fountains, one of the most identifiable tourism landmarks in the world.”