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World of Color – Season of Light

You’ll find a unique range of souvenirs—including imported jewelry, native fragrances, family crests, leprechaun figurines, apparel and Guinness-branded gear.

Disney California Adventure Park

Paradise Pier

Age Interest

All Ages


23 minutes

Accessibility and Other Information - Opens Dialog


  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
  • Assistive Listening
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Audio Description


Nighttime Entertainment, Holiday Entertainment, Festival of Holidays

From November 10 to January 7, 2018, this spectacular transforms water, light, story and song into breathtaking holiday magic.

Jets of water shooting into the air near mist with a projection of a snowman, trees and a house near Mickey's Fun Wheel

Fill Your Heart with the Spirit of the Season

Beloved moments from popular Disney and Pixar films illuminate a towering wall of mist. Hundreds of sky-high fountains dance to holiday music while glistening snow floats across the screen. It’s a mesmerizing display that stretches across more than 18,000 square feet!

Stories to Warm Your Heart  
Weaving classic films like Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast and Fantasia, with newer hits like Frozen, Toy Story, and Inside Out, World of Color – Season of Light tells the story of friendship, love and light. From the opening number to the breathtaking finale, this awe-inspiring show is an unforgettable emotional tapestry.

Sing and Sway to the Festive Score
From “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Let it Snow” to “Feliz Navidad” and cherished movie tunes, the medley of music might just move you to sing out loud. And wait ‘til you experience Goofy's over-the-top light display set to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Wizards in Winter.” You have to see―and hear―it to believe it!

Gather with loved ones for this winter fantasy that illuminates Paradise Bay with brilliant color and heartwarming song. You may want to make World of Color – Season of Light your newest holiday tradition.

Mickey’s Fun Wheel, the focus of the Fun Wheel Challenge

Fun Wheel Challenge

While you wait for the show, play against other Guests for a chance to control the lights on Mickey’s Fun Wheel. You just need a Wi-Fi enabled mobile device―no app or download is needed to play!

Get Ready to Play in 3 Quick Steps

  1. Enter the World of Color – Season of Light viewing area.
  2. Open a browser on your mobile device.
  3. Connect to the wireless network, PierGames.

The fun starts 15 minutes before each World of Color – Season of Light show begins. PierGames is only available in the World of Color – Season of Light viewing area and is available 45 minutes before the start of each World of Color – Season of Light show.

Let's Play!
Focus on Mickey’s Fun Wheel as it becomes a giant game board. Can you recall the increasingly complex sequences of changing colors? You’ll compete against other Guests around Paradise Bay as you enter the colors on your mobile device.

The top player gets to use their device to control the lights on Mickey’s Fun Wheel for 30 seconds!

Put on Your Blinking Caps
For even more fun while you play, be sure to activate any of your Made with Magic accessories. You’ll be amazed by what happens!

Additional Information
You must be in the World of Color – Season of Light viewing area to access the PierGames wireless network. Fun Wheel Challenge subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Silhouette of a boy wearing Pirate Mickey Ears against the Pirate chapter of World of Color

World of Color – Season of Light Dining Package

Enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe lunch or dinner that includes a voucher to the show’s preferred viewing area.

Close to the World of Color fountains from a preferred viewing location

World of Color – Season of Light Dessert Party Package

Party includes reserved seating in the preferred viewing area, dessert selection and sparkling beverages.

Reserved Viewing Areas

The reserved viewing areas provide the best place to see World of Color – Season of Light. All reserved viewing areas for World of Color – Season of Light shows are standing only. However, accommodations for Guests with disabilities are available.

No matter which section you’re in, the large, open terraces provide a panoramic view that lets you fully enjoy the show’s projected images and special effects.

Complimentary Ticket or Voucher Required
In order to enter a reserved viewing area, you must present one of the following:

Find Your Viewing Area Section
The reserved viewing areas are divided into clearly marked sections indicated by the name of a dining package restaurant or the section color as shown on your FASTPASS ticket. Please note the arrival time and instructions on your ticket or voucher.

Guests with Mobility Disabilities
There are designated wheelchair-accessible areas in each section; please see a Cast Member upon arrival for assistance. Read more about services for Guests with mobility disabilities.

Guests with Hearing Disabilities
Disney's Handheld Devices, which provide assistive listening, can be used within the World of Color – Season of Light viewing area. Receivers are available (deposit required) at the Guest Relations Lobby in the Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street, just inside the park entrance. Read more about services for Guests with hearing disabilities.

A pond with shooting jets of water and a projection of Christmas lights on mist

See the Show with Disney FASTPASS Service

Get same-day World of Color – Season of Light tickets that reserve a preferred viewing spot in Paradise Park. Find out how.

What Is Disney FASTPASS Service?
Disney FASTPASS Service provides first-come, first-served tickets to same day World of Color – Season of Light shows and many other attractions at the Disneyland Resort.

Ticket Distribution
Tickets are distributed when the park opens at Disney FASTPASS Service machines near The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

  • FASTPASS tickets for World of Color – Season of Light shows will be distributed via dedicated machines.
  • FASTPASS tickets for the later World of Color – Season of Light show will be available once all tickets for the earlier show have been distributed.
  • As with other Disney FASTPASS attractions, a limited number of tickets are available—Guests are not able to select a specific showtime.

How to Get a Ticket
Insert your scanned theme park admission ticket into the machine to obtain a Disney FASTPASS ticket printed with your World of Color – Season of Light showtime, viewing area and recommended arrival time.

At the designated arrival time, bring your Disney FASTPASS ticket to Paradise Park where Cast Members will direct you to the viewing area indicated on your ticket.

Advance Reservation Option
Disney FASTPASS Service distributes World of Color – Season of Light tickets for same-day viewing. For advance reservations (up to 60 days) to see the show, purchase a World of Color – Season of Light Dining Package.

Animation projected on a water screen during the exciting Disney California Adventure show

Nearby Entertainment and Attractions

The Paradise Pier area is filled with fun for the whole family. Please note that some attractions close for the show. Before World of Color – Season of Light begins, take a leisurely stroll around Paradise Bay and enjoy the many attractions, shops and food and snack offerings.

Paradise Pier Attractions
Close to the viewing area, you can journey under the sea on The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure, go for a high-flying spin on the Silly Symphony Swings and compete for high scores at the fast-paced 4-D midway-style game, Toy Story Mania!  

Or simply sit back and relax by the water. On warm days, kids can cool off in the park's wet play area. Please note that shoes are required.

Attraction Closures for the Show
Some Paradise Pier attractions will close prior to World of Color – Season of Light in order to offer Guests the best possible viewing experience:

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

Glowing Mickey Ears light up as they sit piled together at night

Made with Magic

Become a wondrous part of World of Color – Season of Light with innovative accessories that light up the night!

World of Color water jets point to Mickey's Fun Wheel

Need More Information?

Get answers to select questions about World of Color, Disney FASTPASS Service and more.

The fountains, lasers and projections at the World of Color nighttime spectacular light up the night sky

Year-Round World of Color Magic

On January 8, 2018, enjoy a kaleidoscope of fantasy and imagination when World of Color returns.

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Get the Free Disneyland Mobile App

Use your mobile device to find the location and showtimes for World of Color – Season of Light.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

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