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World of Color

Mist streams, exploding fountains and dancing lights during World of Color

Disney California Adventure Park

Paradise Pier

Age Interest

Pre-schoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages

Duration

28 minutes

Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • Handheld Captioning
Interests

FASTPASS, Holiday Entertainment, Mickey & Friends, Disney's FASTPASS Service

Watch images of characters come to life on a veil of mist, while water forms fanciful shapes in time to memorable music.
Close to the World of Color fountains from a preferred viewing location

What Is World of Color?

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.

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

Fun Wheel Challenge

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!

Simple Set-Up

  • Enter the World of Color viewing area.
  • Open a browser on your personal Wi-Fi enabled mobile device.
  • Connect to the wireless network, PierGames. This special Wi-Fi network is available in the World of Color viewing area 45 minutes before the start of the first World of Color show each evening.

Let's Play!

  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel becomes a giant game board as it changes colors in a specific pattern.
  • Test your memory and repeat the color sequences on your mobile device.
  • Compete against others! If you win the game, you can—from your device—control the lights on Mickey’s Fun Wheel for 30 seconds.

Put on Your Blinking Caps
Wear your Glow with the Show Ear Hats while you play Fun Wheel Challenge—and see what happens!

Additional Information
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.

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 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 the Grizzly River Run Disney FASTPASS Service machines.

  • FASTPASS tickets will first be distributed for the earlier World of Color show, and after those have been distributed, FASTPASS tickets will then be distributed for the later show.
  • As with other Disney FASTPASS attractions, a limited number of tickets are available and Guests will not be able to select a specific World of Color showtime.
  • After the limited World of Color FASTPASS tickets have been distributed, Grizzly River Run terminals will return to distributing Grizzly River Run FASTPASS tickets.

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.

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.

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

Reserved Viewing Areas

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.

Admission
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.

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

Nearby Entertainment and Attractions

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.

Paradise Pier

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.

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.

Guests of various ages watch in wonder at the World of Color nighttime water spectacular

Glow with the Show Ear Hats

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

Disneyland 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:

  • Los Feliz Five & Dime on Buena Vista Street
  • Off the Page in Hollywood Land
  • Seaside Souvenirs on Paradise Pier
  • Many merchandise carts

World of Color

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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