“World of Color” premiered last weekend at Disney’s California Adventure to a mad crush of excited park goers eager to experience the newest wonder from Disney. In response to the clamoring of the crowds, they even added a third show to the roster to accommodate as many people as possible.
While this water show references the classic Disney movies, this show belongs to the more recent movies “The Little Mermaid”, “Walle-E”, “Toy Story”, “Finding Nemo” and “Pocahontas”. The images dance on misted screens of water and punctuated with jets of water that can reach up to 200 feet high. The fountain jets are lit from underneath which can make it look like buckets of brightly colored paint is being tossed into the air and look the Bellagio fountains much bigger brother. This show isn’t all water though, there are lasers and jets of fire too. But it’s really the water that helps the animation seem dreamy and soft, which makes Wall-E seem like he’s really floating in space and makes the scenes from “The Little Mermaid” feel truly underwater. Not all of it evokes happy moments, like when Simba’s Dad is run down by a stampede, Simba’s “Dad?” made the entire audience say “awww” and sniff a little.
. Also, if you want to get wet, maybe even soaking wet, stand as near to the edge of the lagoon as you dare. On a hot summer night this might be the very thing you need!
FASTPASS tickets for “World of Color” will be available each morning at the Grizzly River Run FASTPASS terminals. Guests can insert their park tickets into the terminal to obtain a FASTPASS ticket to see “World of Color” from the reserved viewing area in Paradise Park.
“World of Color” Picnic Meals – You can also secure reserved viewing by ordering a special boxed picnic meal. Picnic meals may be ordered online – www.disneyland.com – or by walk-up purchase, subject to availability, at the Sonoma Terrace, Golden Vine Winery. Picnic meals purchased online will include reserved viewing for the first show and walk up picnics will include reserved viewing for the second show. Order via the (714) 781-DINE line.
All online picnic meals with “World of Color” Reserved Viewing are priced at $14.99 and must be redeemed for the designated reserved show date and time.
Prix Fixe “World of Color” Dinners – Prix fixe meals with “World of Color” Preferred Viewing are available at both the newly redesigned Wine Country Trattoria and Ariel’s Grotto restaurants. Both restaurants offer Preferred Viewing for “World of Color.” Reservations: (714) 781-DINE.
By now, everyone has seen a commercial or two for the new “World of Color” attraction at Disneyland’s California Adventure Park. Will that silly Mickey Mouse ever learn not to play with a magic wand near water, didn’t he learn in Fantasia? I certainly hope not, because this water feature theatrical spectacular is an amazing thing to watch.
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