The swirling gilded zodiac ceiling opens slowly to dramatic sound and light effects.
The floor splits open and a golden dragon emerges in a cloud of pink fog with smoke billowing out of its nostrils…a phantasmagorical spectacle that is supposed to symbolise “vitality, good fortune and well-being”!
The Dragon of Fortune show in the rotunda of Wynne Macau is an over the top, Vegas style tourist attraction…just the kind we usually avoid.
But we had time to spare before our return ferry to Hong Kong and none of our other options to while away that time could hold up a candle to this fantastic free show in genteel surroundings. Besides, we got to use their free shuttle to the pier.
The gilded zodiac ceiling opens with great drama…
Then the dragon emerges from the floor, rearing upto 28 feet.
The smoke belching dragon has glowing eyes and an animated head.
A twelve foot lotus blossom appears from the centre and ‘blooms’ to reveal a crystal in its heart!
At the end of four minutes the dragon returns to its lair, the ceiling closes and the lights come on as if the whole thing never happened, like it was all just a dream! Except for the ecstatic applause of local tourists.
I half expected the dragon to climb back up and take a bow.
SHOW PRICE & DURATION: Free; 4 Minutes
SHOW TIMING: Daily, 10:00 am to midnight (at 30-minute intervals alternating between the Tree of Prosperity and the Dragon of Fortune shows).
GETTING THERE: Wynn Hotel offers free shuttle service to & from the airport, ferry piers and border gates.* Check Schedule.
*This service might now be reserved for guests of Wynn Hotels. If you aren’t staying there or do not plan to eat or shop or have bills to show from the property you’ll need to take a taxi.