Should I Spend Donuts on the Water Show Fountain?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Viva Las Springfield!  Bring on the Casinos, as it’s Vegas time in Springfield!  So bust open that change purse and stock up on donuts because there are loads of Vegas inspired items in our stores!

Now with all this new content I know you may be trying to if any of it is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Water Show Fountain to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this water show to your Springfield.


Decoration: Water Show Fountain
Donut Price: 55 donuts
Bonus %: 1.50% on all cash and XP
Size: 10×10
Unique: Yes, only 1 per Springfield
 Vanity +550
Awards: 180 ico_mhub_casino_eventlevel when placed

Leave Our Games March 17th



Final Thought:
So as you guys know by now…this is a decoration and to me decorations are a personal decision based on what works in your town and with your designs.  I will say the fountain looks cool, as it’s always animated.  So if it works for you, it’s not a bad buy.  (But the bonus % payout is not as great as it could be.  Especially when 40 donut items have a 2% bonus…so don’t get it for the bonus % alone)

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do…and I can tell you I’ll be adding this to my Springfield.   However, this is limited-time.  So if you’re thinking about getting it make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games on March 17th.

What are your thoughts on the Water Show Fountain?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield?  (or did you already) If you’ve purchased it, where have you placed it?  Thoughts on the Casino update in general? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you! 

69 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Water Show Fountain?

  1. I hope EA is going tot bring this one back, sad i didn’t bought it.

  2. If it cost 25 Donuts, if it gave you double the Reward Points, I would consider getting this Decoration (it’s just Tappers can use Simpsons cash to get a Fountain, or craft Decor already that has Animated Water) and yeah a shame if doesn’t give 3% bonus – nice try EA 😉

  3. FINALLY reached level 3 yesterday. Crafted the Dupes sign but can’t craft much else with no show tickets! Only about 1000 away from Cregg too!! I was wondering what the difference is between all the fountains? I know the turquoise looking one is constantly going but what is the difference between all the others? No point wasting harder to come by resources on fountains that all look the same.

    • I believe that four of them, the “sequence” fountains, go up to different heights as they go up and down, while the constant fount stays, well, constantly up. Each one is a slightly different color too. I’ve been looking at them in some of my neighbors’ towns to plan out what I’m going to do. But I’m not crafting anything until I have enough currency set aside to craft the Safari Casino — I’m planning on crafting the more expensive stuff first, then crafting the less expensive stuff of which, in some cases, I want multiples. I don’t know yet whether I’ll get enough currency to craft everything I want, but it seems like there’s still a lot of the event left, so I’m hopeful…

    • All four activate at different intervals, so if you put fountains 1-4 in a row, fountain 4 would spurt first, then 3, then 2, then 1 til all four are going at once for a few seconds, then they all stop, and restart

    • Only have sequence 1 & 2 fountains so far so don’t know about 3 & 4…

      Apart from the different colour of the surround, the only difference I can see is in the timing. When I put them next to each other #2 starts 1st followed by 1 and then they stop at the same time.

      I presume if you have 1, 2, 3 & 4 that 4 will start followed by 3 then 2 then 1 and then they will stop together… But I may be wrong 😄

      Anyone got a definitive answer?

  4. I loved the look of this, bought it, regretted it terribly, but now am loving it again. I think I was just temporarily overwhelmed by the amount of new stuff and how event stuff always gets shoved together in a clump until it’s over and I decide what to do with it.

    I don’t think I’m going to bother crafting the safari casino at this point, unless I have the currency extra at the end. I bought the riverboat one and there are enough other free ones that it doesn’t seem like a must have for my eventual strip.

  5. I’m on the fence on this one. It does look really cool when I see it in neighbors’ towns, but it seems overpriced.

    As far as the double chip bonus for tapping gamblers, it’s nice but I wish they would increase the payouts for crafting currency instead. I still have four bars to get to crafting level three and I’ve barely crafted anything since the event started.

  6. I love this fountain! I still haven’t found a great way to set up my Vegas/Springfield strip yet but I’m happy I bought it!

  7. I bought it because we lived in Kansas City once which is the fountain capital of the US. But, once I saw it I put it in the netherland of Springfield Heights. Meh

  8. Alissa: HELP! Somehow my game bumped me when I went to sign in this afternoon. Origin account normally listed as aaronbradl and linked to my e-mail addy from a long time ago. Level 59, premium player. Now that I signed back in I am bumped back to Level 1 and origin idea shows up as aaronbradley11. Same e-mail addy. Now EA says they never had a record of the level 59 at the e-mail addy. Only level 1. What do I do to make them understand how to look at what I did this morning under the aaronbradl?

    Why is this happening to me? Also, I was receiving push notifications from Level 59 even though my game had been reset to Level 1. This was just before they had me uninstall and reinstall the app. When I did what they said it came up at Level 1 again. HELP!!!

    By the way, I have come to rely upon you for possessing “omnipresent” and “omnipotent” knowledge for everything TSTO! By the way, by the way, cute kiddo!

    • Not Alissa… but can offer help. Log out of whatever account is showing up now and try again. You listed two separate screen names which tells me there’s a second account in there somewhere triggering two separate names. This happened to me when I accidentally logged into an old email that I stopped using and an old Level 1 account.

      Once I realized I switched to my new email account and logged in that way… my right game was back.

      So try other combos. Same email, different password. Alternate email and password. Etc. See what happen.

  9. 20 chips per gambler is cool. Cregg is already riding his bike so the bonuts may be coming.

  10. Here’s the proof! I am getting +20 green chips for every gambler I tap. In this photo, I tapped two gamblers, and received 40 chips.

    Thoughts? Anyone else getting the double chips bonus too?!

  11. I shoulda waited for the SIB on the Mars colony… Sigh.

  12. Is anyone else now getting 20 green chips for tapping on Gamblers? 😀

    • I am not. There probably was two gamblers and you just didn’t see the second one. 🙂

      • Nope! I am getting +20 chips for each gambler. It’s very strange, but I’m not complaining! I wonder if it’s just me…

      • I just checked and I’m getting twenty too. This has happened before, in past events the amount we got for tapping stuff changed.

        • That’s cool, I didn’t realise that sometimes it changes. I’m an oldie really when it comes to TSTO…just I haven’t played it since 2013 lol.

          All this crafting and different acts and levelling up and tapping is beyond me!

    • I think you may be on to something. I tapped one gambler with a clear view so I know that I didn’t tap another, and I got 20 chips!

    • I actually just saw it before and I tapped on another gambler and they dropped 20 also. Idk when this started.

    • It just started dropping 20 each for me too. Sorry for doubting you. 🙂
      Hope the rate for other materials is higher, also.

      • I had an insane day with token drops from tapping gamblers! I’ve gotten 6 in a day max from tapping gamblers (and my average has been 3 per day, tapping about 14-16 hrs/day). Today, I’ve gotten 26 so far!! I’ve also been getting more crafting materials, more than double my usual haul. When I noticed a few minutes ago that I was getting 20 chips per gambler (was actually only paying attention because I’m close to bonuts), I came to check, and sure enough, it’s not just me!! Yay!!
        Anyway, based on my token and crafting currency drops, I think they either fixed it to what it should have been originally or increased it. Either way, it does look like EA increased everything across the board. Or I’m just having the only run of good luck I’ve ever had during an event. 😉 Anyone else seeing the increase in tokens/crafting currency that could confirm this for Ellie?

        • I read on the forum that EA increased the drop of coins from 10% to 15%. Seems like a lot more than that to me. 🙂

          • Ahh, OK!! Seems like more to me, too, but I’m getting on average 1 token for every 9 gamblers tapped, so that’s about 11%. I guess it just feels like a lot more since I wasn’t even close to 10% before, averaging 3 per day. I wonder if there was a bug or glitch that had some tappers far below the 10% average, and that’s why they upped the drop rates. Thanks, Ellie and tapebelt, for the info! 🙂

        • “Either way, it does look like EA increased everything across the board.”

          yup, they increased the chance of a token dropping from a gambler in your own town, from 10% up to 15%.

    • Me, too. I wonder if a lot of people missed out on the final prize in Act One and they figured they needed to increase the drops? I know my gamblers weren’t spawning properly for two days, which is why I never got the final prize even though I check my game frequently. First time I’ve missed it. The gambler shortage was fixed by last Sunday morning and gamblers have been swarming in droves ever since. But 20 chips per sucker should help a lot.

      Now if they would only extend the Miss Springfield Bonus Bundle til the end of the event so I might be able to earn the remaining donuts needed….

  13. As a freemium player, I only spend donuts on characters. For my personal entertainment value, they are the only purchases that are worth it.

  14. I like this one also. Looks good with the other Vegas Stuff and I like how it fits on the otherside of the road opposite the buildings. Cuz in TSTO you can not have buildings look good on two sides of the roads.

  15. Got, like it but now to complete my design I need another strip of land.

  16. This post is quite timely, as I’m home sick with a cold and trying to figure out how I want to design my casino area further. This may be too big, but I’m not sure yet…

    One question (as it will help me figure out the space I have to work with)….how big are the Walk of Fame stars? Does anyone know?

    • 1×1…TINY

      Go look at my town down where the new land strip was added, all the casino stuff is there (in a mess of course) but you’ll see the stars and the fountain to help you get the scale

      • Very helpful, thanks!!

        • 🙂 Don’t mind the mess right now lol…i need to get everything to decide how I want to lay it out. (Oh and I need time where I don’t have a 4 month old pulling my hands away from the screen. I think she wants to tap lol)

          • You should start her a new account and get her addicted too! 😛

          • Oh, puh-leeze – compared to what my house looks like, your “messy” section looks like a 5-star hotel! I am never one to judge other people’s messes.

            (Although, I will say I’m not a fan of people who make no effort whatsoever to set up their town and just use all of the space as a big dumping ground for stuff…I mean, what’s the point in playing this game if you’re gonna do that? I mean, the questlines are fun and all, but they don’t really amount to more than a few hundred words of dialog for a whole event!)

            But I think we all have those “temporary holding areas,” especially during events….I know I do!

      • SO SMALL. I crafted one and gave up, you’re never gonna notice them unless you craft a ton. I might buy the fountain though if I don’t get enough of the craftable ones.

      • I like that they are small. Now if only they allowed you to make pavement this size for paths etc…

        And while I’m on a roll, how about some nice tall cypress trees that only take 1 square? Even though they are often called cemetery trees (at least in South Africa they are) I like them and they would be great for lining paths/roads or used as screening hedges etc 😄

    • Feel better. Flu just made the rounds at chez moi

      • Thanks! My generous husband decided to share his with me. 😛

        After working a bunch of 6-day weeks, it was actually kinda nice to take a day off…I might have tried to suck it up and get some work done today (since I work from home anyway), but, besides being bone tired, it would have meant having to keep my scheduled 1×1 with my boss and, even though I love her (we’ve been on the same team for about 22+ years), I was NOT up for that….when I’m sick, everything seems WAY more overwhelming, so I know that if she tried to talk to me about some new project or give me any kind of constructive feedback, I would not have been in a good place to receive it properly.

        I think I’m gonna try to take the whole weekend off, too, though I may regret it come Monday. (Speaking of which, today I got a meeting invite for first thing Monday morning. I’m never good with first thing Monday morning in general, but this Monday morning is going to be particular brutal, because, besides the fact that I’ll probably still be at least somewhat sick, it’s the Monday after the time change and we lose an hour. So my body is going to think it’s even an hour earlier than the already too early hour it is!)

        • Hope some rest does you good and you’re back to tip-top shape soon, Sandra!! 🙂

        • Bangles Dupree

          Hope you feel better soon, Sandra. I hope you are able to allow yourself some rest. I know what a conscientious person you are. Be gentle with yourself & get well soon. 🙂

          • Thanks, I have been…just watching TV and tapping all day today. Saw 2(!) movies and the series finale of Downton Abbey (among other things). Plan on doing much the same tomorrow. But I’m very nervous about Monday morning, what with the time change and all. And I’m really hoping that I don’t stay stuffed up/congested, because I’m supposed to be recording some narration on Monday or Tuesday… But I’m going to try to get to bed earlier tonight (which means shutting down my tablet earlier, although I’ve already went passed my originally planned deadline), to see if I can start to adjust my body’s hours a bit.

  17. Coolest fountain I’ve seen in TSTO. It was a must buy for me. Especially with all the other craftable fountains as accents. Looks great on my Springfield Strip.

    • agreed, it was a must buy for me too. quickest 55 donuts i ever spent!

      • I have literally bought everything from this event besides the tokens and the Refer-a-Friend, plus the yellow submarine, aaaand No 51. EA found the sucker in me this time around. With all the rain we’ve been getting, and my wife being out of town for a few weeks, I have completely immersed myself in all things TSTO. Damn youuuu EA!! *shakes fist in air*

      • I’ve been on the fence, tapebelt, but I’ve got to say, seeing it in your town over and over is making it much harder for me to resist!!

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