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World of Color

Disney California Adventure Park

Paradise Gardens Park

Age Interest

All Ages


22 minutes

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


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Guest Policies

  • Assistive Listening/audio amplification for Guests with hearing disabilities is available at this attraction. Please visit Guest Relations to obtain a receiver.
  • All information is subject to change without notice.

Watch Disney characters soar to life on a vivid veil of mist during this towering nighttime spectacular!

As part of our continuing efforts to create magical experiences for our Guests, World of Color is closed for refurbishment through late 2018. In the meantime, please enjoy our other entertainment offerings at Disney California Adventure Park!
Close to the World of Color fountains from a preferred viewing location

Behold a Breathtaking Extravaganza

Discover a powerful tapestry of color, magic and imagination in this outdoor show.

As unforgettable scenes from beloved Disney and Disney•Pixar animated and live-action films stream across an immense water “screen,” you’ll be inspired to reminisce about romances, look back at past friendships and relive remarkable situations.

The World of Color show―the most impressive and fanciful nighttime extravaganza Disney has ever produced―is accompanied by momentous music as well as stunning fire, fountain, fog and laser effects.

World of Color Is Big!

To create the approximately 19,000 square-foot projection screen, nearly 1,200 fountains shoot water 200 feet into the air. Watch the water dance and the perfectly timed pyrotechnics explode!

As the show’s extraordinary elements are woven into a kaleidoscope of imagination, the spectacle sweeps and expands across Paradise Bay, while the astonishing soundtrack lifts your spirits, spanning decades of Disney movies―from the classics to the most recent releases.

Don’t miss this truly Disney nighttime experience!

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

World of Color Dining Packages

Book a World of Color Dining Package in advance, for an experience that includes a voucher to the show’s preferred viewing area.

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

World of Color Dessert Party Package

Experience a delicious way to watch World of Color! Book a party package that includes reserved seating in the Paradise Gardens Park preferred viewing area, a special dessert selection and sparkling beverages.

Guests' Glow with the Show Ear Hats react to the World of Color music

Reserved Viewing Areas

All reserved viewing areas for the World of Color show are standing only. There are accommodations for Guests with disabilities.

Preferred Perspective in Paradise Gardens Park
The roped-off, reserved viewing areas are the preferred places to watch World of Color.

With large, open terraces, these reserved viewing areas present a panoramic perspective, and provide the recommended vantage point to fully enjoy the show’s special effects and movie clips projected on the water screen.

In order to enter the reserved viewing areas, Guests must present one of the following:

  • valid Disney FASTPASS ticket for World of Color
  • valid World of Color Dining Package voucher

World of Color Dining Packages
With a World of Color Dining Package, enjoy a 3-course, prix fixe menu at one of the participating Disneyland Resort restaurants—plus, receive one World of Color voucher (presented at the completion of the meal) with each package purchased.

Your voucher lists the location of your viewing area, the time you should be at your viewing location and the performance time.

Please ask your server if you need directions from the restaurant to the reserved World of Color viewing area.

Viewing Area Sections
The reserved viewing areas are divided into sections labeled by signs. Signs may include the name of the dining package restaurant or indicate the Disney FASTPASS section.

  • Please follow the instructions on your ticket or voucher.
  • All reserved viewing areas are standing only.

Guests with Disabilities
For Guests with mobility disabilities, there are designated wheelchair accessible locations in each viewing area.

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

Friends use Disney FASTPASS Service to see the World of Color show

See the Show with Disney FASTPASS Service

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

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

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

  • FASTPASS tickets for World of Color shows will be distributed via dedicated machines.
  • FASTPASS tickets for the later World of Color 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 showtime, viewing area and recommended arrival time.

At the designated arrival time, bring your Disney FASTPASS ticket to Paradise Gardens 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 tickets for same-day viewing. For advance reservations (up to 60 days) to see the show, book a World of Color Dining Package .

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

Nearby Entertainment and Attractions

The surrounding areas are packed with fun for the whole family—find out what to do before the show and note some attractions close during showtime.

Head to Paradise Gardens Park and set sail on The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure, join Goofy's Sky School for a high-flyin' joyride or simply sit back and relax. On warmer days, kids can cool off in the park's wet play area, but please keep in mind shoes are required. Over at Pixar Pier, test your skills while competing for high scores in the fast-paced Toy Story Midway Mania!

Attraction Closures for the Show

Select Pixar Pier and Paradise Gardens Park attractions will close prior to World of Color in order to offer Guests the best possible viewing experience. These include:

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to select questions about the viewing area, Disney FASTPASS Service and Disney California Adventure Park.

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

Made With Magic

Become a wondrous part of the World of Color as these innovative accessories help light up the night!

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Stay Connected with the Disneyland Mobile App

See times for the World of Color performances at the Resort with the Disneyland mobile app.

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