Since 2001, Animal Makers has provided animated display figures for venues all over the world. A case in point is the MGM Resorts International properties. The Bellagio Las Vegas has received over 60 star figures with an investment of over $16M.
Figures built for and installed for The Bellagio are:
1 x Oversized Golden Ram,
1 x 14′ tall silk-scaled golden cobra,
1 x 15′ tall golden horse statue with rotating base,
1 x 36″ tall golden horse statue for floor display,
2 X 12′ tall macaque monkeys in custom Indian celebration clothing and turban,
animation of a talking tree,
refurbish, and repaint Chinese Children’s figures,
4 x 10′ tall animated swans,
3 x 10′ wingspan animated butterflies,
2 x 7′ tall eaglets in a giant nest,
2 x 36″ tall flipping koi figures
2 x 12′ tall, animated pigs,
4 x 36″ tall piglets,
2 x 12′ tall animated Japanese Cranes (Video 1),
2 x 12′ tall animated Chinese Lion Dragons,
2 x 12′ tall animatronic rooster (2 different shows),
1 x 10′ tall animatronic chicken (video 1),
10 x 3′ tall chicks, 2 x 3′ tall animated chicks,
2 x 16′ tall animated elephants with decorative houdahs and human riders,
6 x 20′ long animated dragons with smoke fx,
1 animated giant pearl that performs hanging from the ceiling,
1 x 12′ tall animated ram,
1 x 10′ animated ewe,
3 x 36″ animated goat kids,
2 x 12′ tall troubadours in full costume,
3 x 12′ tall animated race horses with animated, costumed riders,
4 x 12′ tall white seed-covered Clydesdales,
3 x 36″ tall animated penguins
12 x varying sizes, dog figures with fx mounts;
How we did that!
Chinese Dragons Take Flight at the Bellagio
In 2015, the Bellagio Las Vegas unveiled a new display of Chinese dragons created by Animal Makers. The dragons were created to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, which is a year of good luck and prosperity in Chinese culture.
The dragons are made of fiberglass and metal and are approximately 50 feet long and 15 feet tall. They are covered in scales and have long, flowing tails. The dragons are also animated and can breathe fire and smoke.
The dragons are on display in the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. They are a popular attraction for visitors and have been featured in many television shows and movies.
Here are some interesting facts about the Chinese dragons:
- The dragons were created by Animal Makers, a company that specializes in creating animatronic animals.
- The dragons are made of fiberglass and metal.
- They are approximately 40 feet long including a 15 feet tall.
- They are covered in scales and have long, animated tails.
- The dragons are animated and can breathe fire and smoke.
- The dragons are on display in the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
- They are a popular attraction for visitors and have been featured in many television shows and movies.
The Chinese dragons at the Bellagio are a stunning and impressive sight. They are a symbol of good luck and prosperity and a reminder of the rich history and culture of China.
Here are some additional details about the creation of the dragons:
- The dragons took 3 months to create.
- They were created by a team of 25 people.
- The dragons were made using a combination of traditional and modern techniques.
- The dragons were animated using a computer-controlled system.
- The dragons were tested extensively to ensure that they were safe and reliable.
The Chinese dragons at the Bellagio are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of Animal Makers. They are a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight that will continue to delight visitors for years to come.
there was a lot of media coverage of the Chinese dragons at the Bellagio. The dragons were featured in many newspapers, magazines, and websites. They were also featured on television and in movies.
Here are some examples of media coverage of the Chinese dragons:
- Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Bellagio Unveils Chinese Dragons”
- The New York Times: “Bellagio Unveils Life-Size Chinese Dragons”
- CNN: “Bellagio Unveils Stunning Chinese Dragons”
- ABC News: “Bellagio Unveils New Chinese Dragons”
- The Hollywood Reporter: “Bellagio Unveils Chinese Dragons for Year of the Dragon”
- Additional coverages: Haute Living, Fox5 Vegas, Casino.org, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Orange County Register, LA Times,
The media coverage of the Chinese dragons helped to raise awareness of the Bellagio and its Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. It also helped to attract visitors from all over the world.
The Chinese dragons at the Bellagio are a popular attraction and a symbol of good luck and prosperity. They are a reminder of the rich history and culture of China.