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Nick Foligno gets an all-access tour of the Fountains of Bellagio

Foligno learned about the mechanics of the fountains and chose songs for one of the evening shows

by Allie Dosmann /

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno is in Las Vegas because he is a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership award, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have some time to relax, too. On Monday, Foligno got to take a behind the scenes look at the Fountains of Bellagio. 

He learned about the ins and outs of the mechanics behind the fountain, exploring the water and storage down below in what the employees refer to as the Bat Cave. While all of the power and design that goes into the fountain shows is fascinating, the fun was just getting started. Next, Foligno was on the roof of the Bellagio to see the control room.

Then, it was time for the main event. Foligno got to choose from a book of songs that the Fountain would essentially dance to for its seven o'clock show. His first choice was naturally "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra.

"Sinatra is obviously a staple here in Vegas and something I grew up listening to in my Italian household," Foligno said. "It was pretty cool to start it off with Ol' Blue Eyes."

Next up, he picked it up the pace with Tiesto. The view on top of the Bellagio was second to none, and it was clearly an experience that Foligno isn't going to forget.

"It was unbelievable. To see what this staff does is pretty awesome. I was just really enjoying being a part of it and getting to hit that button and make everything happen."

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