Disney California Adventure Park
Pre-schoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
World of Color is an outdoor, 28-minute nighttime spectacular show. This show features projected film clips on an immense water screen in Paradise Bay at Disney California Adventure Park.
As unforgettable scenes from family-favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar animated and live-action movies stream across the screen, you’ll be inspired to reminisce about romances, look back at past friendships and relive remarkable adventures.
The World of Color show—the most impressive and fanciful nighttime extravaganza Disney has ever produced—is accompanied by momentous music, and also includes fantastic 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 as water dances and pyrotechnics explode!
Be wowed at how all the elements are woven into a kaleidoscope of imagination. Be awed as this sensational show sweeps and expands across the water at Paradise Bay.
And be carried away by the soaring soundtrack that spans decades of Disney movies—from classics to the most recent releases.
Exciting Updates and a New Show
On occasion, updates and changes are made to the World of Color show to celebrate a season or to include projected clips of popular characters from current movies, like Merida from the Disney•Pixar movie Brave.
Take the challenge as you wait for the show—the winner controls the lights on Mickey’s Fun Wheel!
No app or download required to play!
Put on Your Blinking Caps
Wear your Glow with the Show Ear Hats while you play Fun Wheel Challenge—and see what happens!
You must be in the World of Color viewing area to access the PierGames wireless network. Fun Wheel Challenge subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Get same-day World of Color 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 shows and many other attractions at the Disneyland Resort.
Tickets are available when the park opens at the Grizzly River Run Disney FASTPASS Service machines.
How to Get a Ticket
Insert your scanned theme park admission ticket into the machine to obtain your Disney FASTPASS ticket printed with World of Color showtime, viewing area and time you need to arrive at the viewing area.
At your designated arrival time, bring your Disney FASTPASS ticket with you 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 tickets for same-day viewing.
For an option that allows for advance (up to 60 days) reservations to see the show, book a World of Color Dining Package.
Book a World of Color Dining Package in advance, for an experience that includes a voucher to the show’s preferred viewing area.
All reserved viewing areas for the 28-minute World of Color show are standing only. There are accommodations for Guests with disabilities.
Preferred Perspective in Paradise 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:
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.
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.
Paradise Pier is packed with fun for the whole family—find out what to do before the show, and note some attractions close for the show.
Before the show begins, take a leisurely stroll along the newly enhanced Paradise Pier. 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 at Paradise Pier. On warm days, kids can cool off in the park's wet play area, but please keep in mind, shoes are required.
Attraction Closures for the Show
Please note some Paradise Pier attractions will close prior to World of Color in order to offer Guests the best possible viewing experience.
Attractions closing for the show include:
Attraction availability subject to change. Some Paradise Pier food and merchandise locations may also close.
Get answers to select questions about the viewing area, Disney FASTPASS Service and Disney California Adventure Park.
Become part of Disneyland Resort nighttime spectaculars with Ear Hats that change colors to correspond with various shows.
These technologically advanced Mickey Ears light up to match the colors and flash to the beat at these experiences in:
Disney California Adventure Park
When you're not watching the coordinating shows, switch to demo mode and enjoy your own light show.
Glow with the Show Ear Hats are $25, including tax, and are available at World of Disney store in Downtown Disney District and at select Disney California Adventure Park locations, including: