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What is World of Color?

World of Color is an outdoor, 22-minute nighttime spectacular. The show features beloved images from Disney and Disney•Pixar films projected onto immense water screens in Paradise Bay at Disney California Adventure Park.

A one-of-a-kind nighttime extravaganza, World of Color features nearly 1,200 fountains—shooting water up to 200 feet in the air—to create a 19,000 square-foot projection "screen." The soaring music that accompanies the images is equally momentous, as are the stunning fire, fountain, fog and laser effects.

Your family will be amazed as the water dances and pyrotechnics explode—and awed as the elements and effects weave a powerful tapestry of color, magic and imagination!

Where is World of Color located?

World of Color takes place outdoors on Paradise Bay in Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

How long is the show? What are the showtimes?

The World of Color show lasts approximately 28 minutes. Find showtimes in the Entertainment Schedule or check the Entertainment Times Guide when you arrive at the Disneyland Resort.

Is World of Color suitable for younger children?

World of Color is designed for the entire family. However, it does contain fire, strobe effects, lasers, loud noises and rapidly changing scenes of light and dark.

Will I get wet?

Guests standing closer to the water's edge are most likely to get wet. However, due to the nature of the show and the height of the fountains, other Guests may also get wet. Look for signage in the viewing area that indicates wetter areas.

Do I need to purchase a separate ticket to view World of Color?

You do not need to purchase a separate ticket, but you will need a valid theme park ticket for admission to Disney California Adventure Park, or a non-blocked Disneyland Resort Annual Passport.

To access the reserved viewing areas at Paradise Pier for all showtimes, you will need either a valid Disney FASTPASS ticket for World of Color or a special voucher that is included in World of Color Dining Packages.

What do I receive with a World of Color Dining Package?

Each World of Color Dining Package includes:

  • Full-service, 3-course (starter, entrée and dessert) meal from a prix-fixe menu during lunch and/or dinner (depending on the location) at one of these participating restaurants only: Wine Country Trattoria, Carthay Circle Restaurant.
  • A non-alcoholic beverage
  • One voucher that reserves, in advance, your spot in the Paradise Park preferred World of Color viewing area

Please note: Listed dining package prices include tax, but exclude park admission, gratuity or alcohol. The preferred World of Color viewing area is separate from the dining location.

What is the difference between a Disney FASTPASS ticket and a World of Color Dining Package voucher?

Disney FASTPASS Service distributes World of Color tickets, while supplies last, for same-day show viewing only. There is no additional charge to use this system that holds your virtual place in the viewing area.

World of Color Dining Packages, which include a voucher to view the show, can be reserved up to 60 days prior to your visit. Advance reservations are highly recommended; please call 1 (714) 781-DINE (3463).

Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call. Space and quantities are limited.

How do I get a Disney FASTPASS ticket for World of Color?

World of Color Disney FASTPASS machines are located near The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure inside Disney California Adventure Park.

Can I get a Disney FASTPASS ticket for someone else?

Each Guest must validate his or her own theme park admission ticket or Annual Passport upon entry to Disney California Adventure Park. Once inside the Park, one member of your party may obtain FASTPASS tickets for everyone in your group.

Can I exchange my Disney FASTPASS ticket or World of Color Dining Package voucher for a different time or section?

Your Disney FASTPASS ticket and World of Color Dining Package vouchers are non-transferable. Paradise Park was expertly designed to provide stunning views of World of Color from all areas. Section assignments are distributed based on availability and are subject to change without notice.

I don't have a Disney FASTPASS ticket or a dining package voucher. Can I arrive early and save a space at the Paradise Park viewing area?

In order to prepare for World of Color, Guests must leave Paradise Park a few hours before each day's first showtime. Entry will begin during the first designated Disney FASTPASS return-time window.

Guests can make advance reservations to see the show when they call and book a World of Color Dining Package. Each package includes one voucher that allows entrance to the reserved viewing area. Guests who do not have a Disney FASTPASS ticket or dining package voucher may view the show from other, non-preferred locations, around Paradise Bay.

To book a dining package, please call 1 (714) 781-DINE (3463).

What kind of dining options are located adjacent to World of Color?

Snacks, beverages and quick-service dining is available in and surrounding the Paradise Pier area. Special World of Color Dining Packages with reserved viewing are available only at these participating restaurants near the World of Color viewing area: Wine Country Trattoria and Carthay Circle Restaurant.

Is smoking allowed in the World of Color viewing area?

No, smoking is permitted only in designated areas within Disney California Adventure Park.

Are there restrooms close to the viewing area?

There are restrooms adjacent to the Paradise Park viewing area.

Where is the nearest Baby Care Center?

The Baby Care Center is at Pacific Wharf, a short walk from the World of Color viewing area.

What number can I call if I have a question about World of Color?

  • For all non-dining questions, please call Guest Services at 1 (714) 781-4565.
  • For questions regarding dinner package or for dining package reservations, call 1 (714) 781-DINE or 1 (714) 781-3463.

What kind of accessible seating is available for World of Color?

The World of Color viewing area in Paradise Park is designed for standing. A limited number of benches are available for Guests who may have difficulty standing.

Are there stairs getting to and from the World of Color viewing area?

Although there are some stairs in the Paradise Park viewing area, there are also ramps connecting the area's different terraces.

What types of accessibility viewing is available?

Each section of the viewing area has ample space for wheelchairs and Guests with mobility disabilities.

Are assistive listening devices available?

For Guests with hearing disabilities, Disney's Handheld Devices, which provide assistive listening, can be used in select locations within the World of Color viewing area. Obtain a receiver (deposit required) at the Guest Relations Lobby inside Disney California Adventure Park.

Where can I purchase World of Color souvenir merchandise?

Find World of Color merchandise, including apparel, hats, light-up souvenirs and more, inside Disney California Adventure Park at Laod Bhang's Pin Traders cart, Point Mugu Tattoo, P.T. Flea Market and Treasures in Paradise. Outside the park, shop for World of Color merchandise at the World of Disney store in the Downtown Disney District.

Where can I purchase Made with Magic Ear Hats?

Each Made with Magic accessory is US$25, including tax, and is available at World of Disney store in Downtown Disney District and at select locations throughout the Disneyland Resort, including:

In Disneyland Park:

In Disneyland Park:

Do any attractions close for World of Color?

Yes, some attractions close early prior to the World of Color showtime.

Similar to Fantasyland attractions and Mickey's Toontown closing prior to the fireworks, some attractions will close prior to the first World of Color show to offer Guests the best possible viewing experience.

Attractions closing for the World of Color show include:

Attraction availability is subject to change. Some Paradise Pier food and merchandise locations may also close.

For exact times and closures, please check the online calendar or the Entertainment Times Guide at the Disneyland Resort.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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