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January 4, 2017

2017 at Disneyland Resort: Guests Will Encounter New Super Heroes at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Main Street Electrical Parade Returns for a Limited Time

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The Magic of Star Wars Season of the Force, Lunar New Year Celebration and New Character Encounters Add More Thrills in 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. —The debut of a new, high-energy adventure with outrageous and irreverent characters from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film, plus the return of the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade are part of the magic awaiting guests in 2017 at the Disneyland Resort.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is an epic new adventure combining a breathtaking free-fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects, including music inspired by the popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” film soundtrack. Guests will experience a variety of randomized ride experiences, building anticipation each time for what they will see.

In addition, guests will blast into thrilling Star Wars adventures at Season of the Force, join in the cultural festivities of Lunar New Year, encounter familiar and new character friends–and much more.

At Disney California Adventure Park:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Opening for summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure Park, this thrilling attraction brings more Super Heroes to the park with a captivating new story:
    • Guests at Disney California Adventure will join in a daring confrontation with one of the most unusual characters in the park’s history: Tanaleer Tivan, the Collector from the blockbuster film “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He has opened his unique collection of fauna, relics and species to guests for a special tour culminating with his prized possessions: the Guardians of the Galaxy themselves! Fortunately, Rocket, the fearless, genetically modified raccoon from the film, has a plan to free his friends–and that plan includes recruiting Disneyland Resort guests in a sensational rescue effort.
    • A comically cosmic, rocking adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!will drop guests directly into the story alongside characters from the comic books and the blockbuster films. Anchoring a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time in Disney California Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.™ Guests will experience multiple, random and unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift rocks to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.
  • Lunar New Year: Disney California Adventure presents a bigger-than-ever Lunar New Year Celebration from Jan. 20-Feb. 5, 2017. For 17 days, guests will enjoy live performances, fun-filled activities, Disney characters in their Lunar New Year costumes, and foods inspired by Asian cultures. Among the new entertainment offerings is “Hurry Home,” a special six-minute water and projection show on Paradise Bay that follows the journey of Little Lantern on its way home for the annual celebration of good luck and fortune. The story features a score highlighted by an original arrangement of the music created for Shanghai Disney Resort, by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). “Hurry Home,” precedes the nightly “World of Color” water, music and film spectacular on Paradise Bay.
  • Princess Elena and Super Heroes: In 2017, guests will find more delightful characters than ever before at the Disneyland Resort. These new additions are sure to offer guests many opportunities to create magical memories:

    • Princess Elena – From toddlers to teens, guests are greeting the brave and adventurous teenager from the Disney Channel series “Elena of Avalor.” Princess Elena is the first Disney Princess inspired by diverse Latin American cultures.
    • Super Heroes in Hollywood Land – In summer 2017, Disney California Adventure welcomes the Guardians of the Galaxy to join other Super Heroes such as Spiderman and Captain America who will be greeting guests throughout 2017 at the Hollywood Backlot.

At Disneyland Park:

  • Main Street Electrical Parade: Guests will be dazzled as this beloved and iconic parade returns to its original home, Disneyland Park, for a limited time, from Jan. 20-June 18, 2017. The legendary parade, which premiered in 1972, will once again light up the night, sparking magic, wonder and, for some, a sense of nostalgia with thousands of twinkling lights, the synthesized music of “Baroque Hoedown” and treasured characters from heartwarming Disney stories. Appearing in Disneyland Park for the first time in more than 20 years, the parade will be led by the familiar whimsical train pulling a giant drum unit proudly proclaiming “Disneyland Presents… Main Street Electrical Parade.”
  • Season of the Force: Star Wars and Disney fans will enjoy out-of-this-galaxy experiences during Season of the Force in Tomorrowland. At Hyperspace Mountain, guests climb aboard the re-imagined Space Mountain attraction and join in an X-wing Starfighter battle as they race through the darkness. Inside Star Wars Launch Bay, guests explore replicas of movie props and models from the new film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and have the opportunity to meet favorite characters like Chewbacca. Young Padawans discover whether they have the makings of a true Jedi at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, an interactive experience where they may face villains such as the ominous Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister from the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.
  • Moana: Having sailed among the islands of Oceania on her quest with the demigod Maui, Moana now has come ashore to visit with guests in Adventureland. The daring teenage heroine stars in “Moana,” the new blockbuster film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Seasonal Delights:

For many guests, the Halloween and Holidays seasons are made complete with a visit to the Disneyland Resort.

  • Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort – From mid-September through October, guests will celebrate Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort with ghoulish delight, reveling in the spooky décor, creepy treats, and chilling seasonal overlays of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Guests of the separate-ticket Mickey’s Halloween Party will go trick-or-treating throughout Disneyland and enjoy an exclusive Mickey’s Halloween Party parade and fireworks.
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – From November through early January, Holidays at the Disneyland Resort is in festive full swing. Many guests make it a tradition to come for the Holidays and visit the parks for Disney-themed treats, snowfall on Main Street U.S.A., glistening décor and holiday entertainment. Special holiday attractions include “it’s a small world” Holiday, Jingle Cruise, and Haunted Mansion Holiday, celebrating the collision of Halloween and Christmas.

August 2, 2016

Disneyland Entertainment Changes this Fall

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With the dazzling Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration coming to a close on September 5, we’re pleased to announce that this fall will see the return of two favorite nighttime spectaculars.

At Disney California Adventure park, the original version of “World of Color” will be presented, beginning September 6, with all the great sequences of Disney animation and music you remember, from WALL-E and Eve zipping through the cosmos to Pocahontas exploring just around the riverbend.

Across the Esplanade at Disneyland park, you’ll once again be able to enjoy the timeless soundtrack of Disney’s “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks spectacular when it lights up the sky over Sleeping Beauty Castle Friday through Sunday evenings starting September 9. Versions of “Fantasy in the Sky” date back to 1958, when Walt Disney envisioned the show as a spectacular “kiss goodnight” for his Disneyland guests.

“World of Color” and “Fantasy in the Sky” will each be presented through the early November kickoff of Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. So go ahead and plan your visit, and get your nostalgia on!

From the Disney Parks Blog

February 23, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris Joins Mickey Mouse As Host of New ‘World of Color – Celebrate!’

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2015) - On Sunday night, award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted The Oscars® on ABC. So, where will his next big hosting gig take place? The Disneyland Resort!

Harris will be joining Mickey Mouse as host of the all-new "World of Color - Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney," opening May 22 at Disney California Adventure park as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Harris, a fan of Disney Parks, will bring his unique style of humor and charm to this special edition of the popular "World of Color" show.

"World of Color - Celebrate!" illuminates the night in a celebration of the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney. Mickey Mouse and Harris will take guests on a fun-filled and inspirational journey, exploring Walt Disney's decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and his dream of Disneyland park, all culminating in a madcap musical tour of Disneyland Resort attractions as never seen before.

Since its premiere in 2010, "World of Color" has amazed millions of Disney California Adventure park guests using a groundbreaking "stage" of nearly 1 full acre of engineered superstructure, longer than a football field. Nearly 1,200 programmable fountains and a vast underwater grid with more than 20,000 points of control send water to heights of up to 200 feet; shooting higher than Mickey's Fun Wheel. The show employs nearly 30 high-definition projectors to take the audience on a journey through some of Disney's most beloved animated moments.

The all-new "World of Color - Celebrate!," hosted by Mickey Mouse and Neil Patrick Harris, is just one part of the dazzling Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Also debuting on May 22 will be the new "Paint the Night" parade and the fully-immersive, new "Disneyland Forever" fireworks spectacular.

October 7, 2013

Frozen Coming to the Disney Parks this Fall

The Disney Parks Blog has announced that Frozen (arriving in theatres November 27, 2013) will have a presence at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort.

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Anna and her sister Elsa, will appear in the Norway pavillion at Epcot for meet and greets. Also in Norway, the current exhibit in the Stave Church will be transformed to show how Norway inspired the filmmakers to create Frozen.

At Disneyland, you will find Olaf in Fantasyland and as previously announced in Disney California Adventure, Olaf will host the new World of Color version called "World of Color - Winter Dreams"


July 26, 2013

World of Color - Winter Dreams Debuts November 15th Disney California Adventure

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The Disney Parks Blog has announced a new version of the very popular World of Color coming to Disney California Adventure this holiday season.


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"Its going to be spectacular." The show is going to feature brand new animation from films like Frozen... to Disney classics that you know and love" , Steve Davison, vice president of Parades and Spectaculars, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. "The host for the show is going to be Olaf, and Olaf is a magical new character from the movie Frozen."

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July 19, 2010

Behind the Scenes of World of Color at Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure has officially added a 3rd showing of the World of Color show each night through Labor Day.

Step into the control room for the World of Color!!

July 2, 2010

‘World of Color’ Goes Online and On Tour

Iconic Locations in California Cities Will be Transformed Using Digital
Projections and Favorite Disney and Disney-Pixar Stories

Viewers Invited to Watch and Participate Online

Anaheim, Calif. (July 1 , 2010) - Viewers around the world will join a one-of-a-kind, online phenomenon in July to experience the extraordinary magic of "World of Color," the new after-dark spectacular presented nightly in Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim. The interactive tour will feature live shows in four California cities, and the online audience will travel "virtually" to each location to watch the shows and interact with the webcast.

In each city, specially produced animation will be projected onto a familiar city landmark, using a sensational mixture of special effects, high-tech projections and one of the storytelling themes presented in "World of Color."

The public is invited to participate online only at the "World of Color" Road Show website (www.worldofcolorroadshow.com), where viewers will enjoy a rich experience that includes Disney animation and music, video entertainment and a "viewer's choice" opportunity to vote for the starring color in that evening's show. Each city will have a broadcast location designed for media only.

This "online spectacular" is inspired by the dazzling "World of Color" show, which combines music, animation, water and a multitude of special effects in a magical celebration of Disney characters and storytelling. A new venture for the Disneyland Resort, the tour will utilize streaming online video to bring its own special magic to the World Wide Web and to iconic locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego and Los Angeles. Each locale will deliver a different, amazing show.

ONLINE EXPERIENCE: Viewers will be able to access the webcast performances live and on encore nights at the website, in English at www.WorldofColorRoadShow.com and in Spanish at www.coloresdisney.com. The site also features an artistic video mashup, interviews with the creators of "World of Color" and the voting option. Video clips from each iconic location will be added to the show on ensuing nights, inspiring viewers to follow the virtual tour throughout California.

CAST YOUR VOTE: Just as fairies cast their spells, online viewers will cast their votes each night for one of three colors representing each of the Three Good Fairies from "Sleeping Beauty" - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. The color with the most votes will be featured in the show's opening moment, complete with a trail of pixie dust. In true Disney style, the winning fairy will fly from computer screens to the landmark location and she will conjure the magical transformation of the landmark using the chosen color - red, green or blue. With this bit of magic, online audience members are able to lend their own spark of inspiration to the show.

SHOW THEMES: A different theme will come alive in each of the four cities, with each show reflecting a theme from the "World of Color" production at Disney California Adventure. To experience the show in each city, people will have to visit the website. There will be no accommodations on site in each city.

SAN FRANCISCO: In San Francisco, the unique animation will be projected onto the façade of a landmark that will be revealed online on Opening Night. The presentation is dedicated to the theme of "Love," featuring romantic couples from Disney and Disney-Pixar animated films. The live show, presented Wednesday and Thursday, July 7 and 8, will repeat continuously from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Pacific time and will be shot from several different angles for the ongoing, live webcast. Encore webcasts (not live) of the San Francisco show will appear online from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 9 through 11.

SACRAMENTO: With forest and garden scenes from such films as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Pocahontas," "Bambi" and "Alice in Wonderland," the online experience in Sacramento will be built around the theme of "Nature." Presented Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18, in historic Old Sacramento, it will be webcast live from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each evening.

SAN DIEGO: The next stop will be San Diego where, appropriately enough, "Water" will be the theme of the interactive experience, featuring scenes from "The Little Mermaid," "Finding Nemo" and others projected onto the U.S.S. Midway Museum at Navy Pier. The San Diego webcasts will be live from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, July 22-25.

LOS ANGELES: The final shows of the online tour will be projected onto the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30. The theme will be "Sky," illustrated by scenes from such films as "Aladdin" and "Fantasia." As before, the live online presentation will be repeated continuously from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Encore performances (not live) will be webcast from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1.

 

Editor's Note: This is intended to be an online event only and NO accommodations are being made for the public to view it live at any of the locations. Experience it online - enjoy the rich content and explore the interactive components!

June 11, 2010

Star-studded Red Carpet Kicks-Off World Premiere of “World of Color"

The New Nighttime Water Show at Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort Nearly 1,200 Fountains, Disney Animation, Fire, Lasers and Special Effects Raise Nighttime Entertainment to New Heights

Anaheim, CA (June 10, 2010) Tonight, Hollywood turned out for the World Premiere of a new nighttime spectacular called World of Color at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort. Teri Hatcher, John Stamos, Geena Davis and others walked a water-blue carpet on their way to see Disney's newest mega-scale, after-dark celebration. World of Color combines nearly 1,200 fountains, fire, lasers, Disney music and beloved Disney and Disney-Pixar stories to create an all-new kaleidoscope of audio and visual effects. It's performed on a floating stage that's bigger than a football field. Fountains shoot 200 feet into the air and create one of the world's largest projected waterscreens at 19,000 square feet. Through the almost 25-minute show, World of Color brings together Nemo, Little Mermaid, the Beast, Wall-E and a host of other popular characters to tell a Disney story like never before. World of Color headlines this year's Summer Nightastic at Disneyland Resort. It opens to the public June 11.


June 10, 2010

Fanciful Fountains Take Center Stage in Spectacular ‘World of Color’ Show at Disney California Adventure Park

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Five years in the making, the nighttime water show "World of Color" will surpass all Disney water productions with stunning special effects in the picturesque Paradise Bay at Disney California Adventure park. While the larger-than-life animated projections, lasers, fog, fire and music will create a strong supporting cast for the dazzling production, the real "stars" of the show are the nearly 1,200 programmable fountains that can be found waiting in the wings just beneath the surface of the bay.

Eight different types of computerized and synchronized fountains create a giant underwater lattice of these geyser-inducing gushers, bringing Disney animation to life like never before.

The breakthrough "stars" of "World of Color" are:

Grid Fountains: Living up to their mechanical moniker, Grid Fountains cover the entire underwater platform for "World of Color" in a network that creates a vast "ensemble cast" of aquatic actors. Positioned eight feet apart, these vertical fountains are capable of firing water up to 40 feet in the air. Their on-stage specialty is creating massive, three-dimensional designs, such as a whale moving through the lagoon.

Chaser Fountains: Always "chasing" applause from fountain fans, more than 400 Chaser Fountains create lightning-fast effects that follow - or "chase" - each other in rapid-fire succession. Engineered with a unique stop-action valve, these up-and-down fountains allow booming beads of water to be projected up to 80 feet high, creating artistic patterns above the water's surface.

Single Water Whip Fountains: While their name doesn't imply "grace," the Single Water Whip Fountains are some of the most graceful and elegant featured in "World of Color." With independently moving heads that can sway in any direction and project water more than 100 feet in a vertical pattern, more than 75 Single Water Whip Fountains join together to perform a mesmerizing ballet.

Dual Water Whip Fountains: A close sibling to the Single Water Whip Fountains, Dual Water Whip Fountains create not only vertical patterns, they also can transform water into wider, fan-like designs. Combined, these water wizards create a 380-foot projection surface which rises 50 feet in the air at the rear of the underwater platform. In theatre parlance, the 65 Dual Water Whip Fountains create an ultimate cyclorama on Paradise Bay - a water screen that measures more than 19,000 square feet.

Flower Spout Fountains: One dozen Flower Spout Fountains pepper the platform beneath the surface of Paradise Bay. Among the most versatile actors in the show's aqueous cast of players, these fountains have nozzles that can shoot high-velocity streams of big, frothy water and then easily transition the shape of those streams into a "blooming" 60-foot-wide flower petal.

Dancer Fountains: Six Dancer Fountains perform in "World of Color," with swirling dual nozzles that create intertwining streams of water. Much like dancers performing in a Broadway theater company, their graceful, choreographed movements create a sprightly scene to complement the cast.

Butterfly Fountains: A delicate quartet of Butterfly Fountains creates a smooth and serene effect, fluttering just above the water's surface throughout "World of Color." With butterfly-like wings, they deliver smooth, yet stunning patterns.

Geyser Fountains: The most "vocal" member of the "World of Color" fountain cast, Geyser Fountains launch 40 gallons of water at once, creating a distinct "pop" sound that echoes throughout the bay. Along with being the loudest of the performers, the 10 Geyser Fountains also live up to their name by being the most powerful; each Geyser Fountain can shoot huge bursts of water that reach 200 feet into the sky.

These eight versatile performers make their debut June 11. While they are apt to respond to applause with grateful encores, no autographs, please.

A ‘World of Color’-ful Facts, Figures and History

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- "World of Color" bursts with the imagination and technology of the 21st century, while it draws on the decades-old Disney tradition of creative storytelling. The show is infused with Walt Disney's special gift for conjuring tales full of magic, excitement and heart, and the ingenuity of today's Imagineers.

History

  • Initial planning for "World of Color" began in July 2005. Even before the ambitious expansion plan was announced for Disney California Adventure park, the Disneyland Resort leadership wanted to add a one-of-a-kind, new attraction to the Disney California Adventure experience.
  • It was a five-year process, from planning to launch. A variety of concepts - rides as well as shows - were considered for the Paradise Bay lagoon during the initial brainstorming.
  • "World of Color" was conceived as a kind of "living 'Fantasia,'" using music, animation, color, light and water to involve the audience in an exciting, whimsical and moving journey of storytelling.
  • The "World of Color" creative team, led by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, believed it was important to execute the show on a massive scale. After looking at existing fountain/water shows - many of them very spectacular - the cast members concluded that, in the words of Walt Disney, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
  • Team members were told they couldn't have fountains with multiple heads or moving heads. They created them.
  • Team members were told they couldn't create color and light in fountains. They found ways.
  • Team members were told they couldn't project images on water if it was not a water screen. They went beyond creating a "movie screen" on water - developing a show in which water, light and color become the characters, on a screen so versatile that it might be 100 feet, 200 feet or 380 feet wide at any given time.

Some "World of Color" Facts and Figures

  • The man-made Paradise Bay lagoon is 3.5 acres with 15 million gallons of water.
  • When preparations for "World of Color" began, the Disneyland Resort collaborated with the Orange County Water District to conserve the water in Paradise Bay. Instead of draining the lagoon to the ocean, the water was sent through the Water District's state-of-the-art Groundwater Replenishment System. After being purified, the water was stored in the county's underground water basin, which added to the overall water reserves. When the time was right, the purified water was used to refill Paradise Bay. For these efforts, along with other Resort-wide environmental practices, Disneyland Resort was recognized with California's highest and most prestigious environmental honor: the 2009 Governor's Environmental & Economic Leadership Award.
  • The "stage" for "World of Color" is a platform composed of nearly 1 full acre of engineered superstructure, longer than a football field and capable of settling on three levels - one for the performance, one under the water surface and one for maintenance.
  • The show features nearly 1,200 powerful and programmable fountains, and a vast underwater grid with more than 18,000 points of control. Each fountain has multiple points of control for lighting, color intensity, water angle, height and more.
  • The fountains in "World of Color" can send water to heights ranging from 30 feet to 200 feet (by way of comparison, Mickey's Fun Wheel reaches a height of 150 feet, some of it below the edge of the lagoon).
  • "World of Color" employs 28 high-definition projectors (14 of them, submersible).

Inspired by "Your Host, Walt Disney"

  • The Emmy Award-winning "Wonderful World of Color" (1961-1969) was Walt Disney's first color television series, an extension of his previous "Disneyland" and "Walt Disney Presents" anthology series. Like those earlier shows, it entertained audiences with both classic storytelling and innovative artistry.
  • The television show premiered with an all-new theme song composed by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. (The Sherman Brothers received the highest Disneyland honor - their names on a Main Street, U.S.A. window - on March 11, 2010.)
  • The music and kaleidoscopic images of Walt Disney's pioneering TV show inspired the colorful, ever-changing experience that immerses guests in the new "World of Color" spectacular in Disney California Adventure park.

June 2, 2010

World of Color - FASTPASS Options


A World of Ways to Enjoy 'World of Color'

With anticipation and excitement building for the June 11 premiere of the nighttime spectacular "World of Color" in Disney's California Adventure park, several options are in place for guests who want to maximize their day of fun at the park and make plans to enjoy the show that night.

To see the show, guests will obtain a special FASTPASS for "World of Color" or they can select from several Dining and Picnic packages that include reserved viewing.

In addition, a new immersive "Summer Nightastic!" party, "Glow Fest," will bring added evening excitement for Disney's California Adventure guests of all ages. "Glow Fest" will be filled with dancing, music and fun, highlighted by special color, sound and light effects, starting in the Sun Plaza at 6 p.m. nightly and continuing in Hollywood Pictures Backlot until park closing.

"World of Color" will be presented twice nightly throughout the Disneyland Resort "Summer Nightastic!" season, June 11 through Aug. 29 (except June 16-17 when Disney's California Adventure will be closed for Grad Nights). Guests will stand during the shows - at 9 and 10:15 p.m. - and they may bring strollers into the viewing area.

FASTPASS for "World of Color"

• The FASTPASS 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 for the show, and they will be assigned a specific show time. As with other FASTPASS attractions, a limited number of passes are available for "World of Color." When all of the day's "World of Color" FASTPASS allotment has been distributed, Grizzly River Run terminals will convert back to distributing the Grizzly River Run FASTPASS tickets.

• Guests arriving before park opening to line up for the "World of Color" FASTPASS may park in the Pumba parking lot on Disney Way and, beginning at 7 a.m., gather at the Main Entrance to Disney's California Adventure. When Disney's California Adventure opens to the public, guests lined up for FASTPASS will be walked into the park and over to the FASTPASS terminals.

In addition to the FASTPASS for "World of Color," a selection of specially themed dining package options, which include reserved viewing, are available.


"World of Color" Picnic Meals - Available Online or by Walk-up Purchase*

• Beginning June 11, opening day for the new show, guests can go online and order a special boxed picnic meal that includes "World of Color" Reserved Viewing. Picnic meals may be ordered online - www.disneyland.com - or by walk-up purchase, subject to availability, at the Sonoma Terrace, Golden Vine Winery. They are not available for order via the (714) 781-DINE line.

• Online orders may be placed up to 60 days in advance. The meals may be picked up at the Sonoma Terrace from 2 p.m. to up to one hour prior to "World of Color" show time.

• Subject to availability, guests who order Picnic meals online will be assigned to the evening's first show, and guests who make a walk-up purchase will be assigned to that evening's second show.

• Picnic meal options include four selections for adults: The All American (cold honey-stung fried chicken), The Taste of Asia (chilled miso-glazed salmon), The European Antipasto (cured meats, regional cheeses, artichoke heart, sun-dried tomato) and The Mediterranean Vegetarian (marinated grilled vegetables in a whole wheat wrap with roasted garlic hummus). Kids' options include The Junior All American (chicken), The Lunchbox Classic (peanut butter and jelly) and The Little Squirt's Box (apple wedges, string cheese).

• All 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. No refunds, exchanges or other discounts.


Prix Fixe "World of Color" Dinner Packages*

Prix fixe meals are available at both Ariel's Grotto and the newly redesigned Wine Country Trattoria restaurants, and they come with "World of Color" Preferred Reserved Viewing. Guests may order from a varied menu of seafood, meat and vegetarian options at Ariel's Grotto (starting at $29.99 for adults; $15.99 for children) or a selection of Italian cuisine at Wine Country Trattoria ($39.99 for adults; $18.99 for children). Seatings are at specified times and space is limited. Prix fixe meals must be reserved, at (714) 781-DINE.

Guests who do not obtain a FASTPASS or reserve dinner packages for "World of Color" may still watch the show from viewing locations on the boardwalk side of Paradise Bay.

"Glow Fest"

Music, dancing and "drumming down the sun" will launch "Glow Fest" every night through Aug. 29, beginning at 6 p.m.in the Sun Plaza in Disney's California Adventure. After 8 p.m., this newest addition to the Disneyland Resort "Summer Nightastic!" entertainment lineup will move into Hollywood Pictures Backlot, providing the kind of immersive excitement for adults and children alike that can only be found in a Disney theme park.

* Reserved Viewing:
Each guest entering the reserved viewing area must have reserved viewing area admission. Children (ages 3-9) must be accompanied by an adult. Guests may only enter the viewing area during designated times and no early or late admission will be allowed. Guests in large parties may not be guaranteed admission within the same reserved viewing area. Separate theme park admission is required.

World of Color’ – It’s Delicious

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 1, 2010) "World of Color" is all about color, music, water, fun and the pleasures of Disney storytelling. To make the experience even more wonderful at Disney's California Adventure park, it can be paired with delicious food and beverage selections. Before arriving at the park, guests also will be able to pre-purchase a meal that comes with reserved viewing for "World of Color."

Guests may choose from several different meals-with-reserved-viewing programs. These provide a magical dining experience along with a choice vantage point from which to enjoy the new "World of Color" after-dark spectacular. Other fun treats include "World of Color" novelty drinks, snacks and accessories

Meal-with-viewing options are limited in availability, at these locations:


"World of Color" Picnic Meals at Golden Vine Winery*

• Beginning June 11, guests can go online and order a special boxed picnic meal that includes "World of Color" Reserved Viewing. Picnic meals may be ordered online - www.disneyland.com - or by walk-up purchase, subject to availability, at the Sonoma Terrace, Golden Vine Winery. They are not available for order via the 714/781-DINE line.

• Online orders may be placed up to 60 days in advance. Meals may be picked up at Sonoma Terrace from 2 p.m. to up to one hour prior to "World of Color" show time.

• Picnic meal options include four selections for adults: The All American (cold honey-stung fried chicken), The Taste of Asia (chilled miso-glazed salmon), The European Antipasto (cured meats, regional cheeses, artichoke heart, sun-dried tomato) and The Mediterranean Vegetarian (marinated grilled vegetables in a whole wheat wrap with roasted garlic hummus).

Kids' options include The Junior All American (chicken), The Lunchbox Classic (peanut butter and jelly) and The Little Squirt's Box (apple wedges, string cheese).

• Beer and wine for adults are available at an additional cost.

• As a special bonus for pre-purchasing a meal, the entire party's online order will be packaged in a souvenir "World of Color" reusable tote.

• Guests who opt for a walk-up purchase at the park will be able to buy individual picnic meals that also include admission to the "World of Color" Reserved Viewing area if space is available.

• All 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. No refunds, exchanges or other discounts.


The following dining options must be reserved by calling 714/781-DINE. Seatings are at specified times and space is limited.

Wine Country Trattoria Prix Fixe "World of Color" Meals*

• Guests can enjoy a three-course, prix fixe dinner in the newly expanded and remodeled Wine Country Trattoria ($39.99 for adults; $18.99 for children ages 3-9). Following dinner, the guests will be admitted to the Preferred Reserved Viewing area for the show. The Italian meal includes choice of starter, entrée and dessert plus a special wine pairing.

Ariel's Grotto Prix Fixe "World of Color" Meals*

• A prix fixe meal with reserved viewing will be available in the elegant surroundings of Ariel's Grotto (starting at $29.99 for adults; $15.99 for children ages 3-9), on the edge of Paradise Bay. After dinner, guests will be offered admission to the "World of Color" Preferred Reserved Viewing area.

Guests who prefer a treat or snack, perhaps with a souvenir "World of Color" takeaway, may choose from a number of bright and colorful options available at food locations inside Disney's California Adventure:

• "Spectrum Splash": Beverages in light-up souvenir glasses with a colorful choice of flavors - strawberry red, blueberry blue, or sour Granny Smith apple green.

• "Light-Up Cotton Candy": White cotton candy with a colorful swirl, on an illuminated wand that lights the cotton candy from inside.

• Multi-Colored & Flavored Popcorn: A delicious treat that comes in three flavors - red cherry, blueberry and purple grape - and mixed in with regular kettle corn, all served in a Disney's California Adventure see-through "World of Color" souvenir popcorn bucket.

• Tropical Mist Cocktail (for adults): It's a passion fruit and mango liqueur with coconut rum - and a light-up swizzle stick. Available at the Cove Bar and Ariel's Grotto restaurant.

• Even More Fun: Light-Up Balloons - transparent balloons with light-up "World of Color" art inside; Light-Up Bangle Bracelets; and souvenir "World of Color" travel mugs and sipper cups.

Times for the prix fixe dinners and dessert party are subject to change and cancellation without notice.


* Reserved Viewing: Each guest entering the reserved viewing area must have reserved viewing area admission. Children (ages 3-9) must be accompanied by an adult. Guests may only enter the viewing area during designated times and no early or late admission will be allowed. Guests in large parties may not be guaranteed admission within the same reserved viewing area. Separate theme park admission is required.

June 1, 2010

World of Color Debuts June 11 at Disney California Adventure

The Stage is Set for World of Color

The lagoon is full, the walls are down and the lights are on as Walt Disney Imagineers put their final touches of pixie dust on "World of Color" at Disney's California Adventure park. We take you inside the control booth for an exclusive look at the process of this one-of-a-kind spectacular that combines music, fire, water and your favorite Disney and Disney-Pixar animation to create this magical show. The lagoon officially lights up with "World of Color" for guests on June 11.

AllEars will be on hand to report on the Grand Opening Celebration!

April 20, 2010

Lights, Water, Animation! 'World of Color' Water Spectacular Debuts June 11 at Disney's California Adventure Park

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lights, water, music, fire and animation will come together like never before on June 11 when "World of Color" makes its dazzling debut at Disney's California Adventure theme park. The show is choreographed with revolutionary technology that creates a playful, nighttime spectacular and a new way for guests to experience Disney stories - from the charming to the adventurous.

Presented on Paradise Bay in Disney's California Adventure park, "World of Color" is a major milestone in the multi-year expansion of the park. The show combines nearly 1,200 powerful fountains, popular Disney music and an all-new kaleidoscope of audio and visual effects, including both classic and new animation projected on massive screens of water. "World of Color" floods the senses and takes the audience on an imaginative, emotional journey into the colorful worlds of Disney classics, such as "The Lion King" and "The Little Mermaid," along with Disney-Pixar films including "Toy Story" and "WALL-E."

"What's great about 'World of Color' is there's something for everybody," said Steve Davison of Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment.

"World of Color" will take water-infused entertainment to a new level of artistry. Disney's newest production features an unprecedented infrastructure of water effects, larger-than-life projections, lasers, fire, fog, surround sound and moving fountains that can shoot spouts from 30 feet to 200 feet high. Technical wizardry integrates all the media with one of the biggest show control system ever built; more than 18,000 active points of control are precisely managed by a single system.

"World of Color" debuts this year as part of "Summer Nightastic!" - a lineup of exciting, after-dark entertainment that will illuminate the night at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme parks. "Summer Nightastic!" will run from June 11 through Aug. 29, while "World of Color" will continue entertaining guests year-round at Paradise Bay.

At Disneyland park, "Fantasmic!" ignites the night with thrills, life-like creatures including a fire-breathing dragon, and spine-tingling adventures for Sorcerer Mickey. In the skies above Sleeping Beauty Castle, "Magical" sparks to life with a dazzling firework spectacular in which colorful, choreographed pyrotechnics burst and soar to a soundtrack of Disney songs. "Magical" features both Tinker Bell and Dumbo in flight over the castle.

The Disneyland Resort features two theme parks - Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney's California Adventure park - plus the Downtown Disney District comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The resort's three hotels are the luxurious, newly expanded 948-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the magical 970-room Disneyland Hotel and the 481-room Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel with its "day-at-the-beach" fun. For information on new attractions and vacations at Disneyland Resort visit www.disneyland.com, call 866/60-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.

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