‘World of Color’ Water Spectacular to Debut June 11

Ladies and Gentlemen get your ponchos ready. Front row seats for the next big night time spectacular to hit the Disneyland Resort will arrive, officially, on June 11th. Soft opening previews will probably begin as soon as early May.  The show is choreographed with revolutionary technology that creates a playful, nighttime spectacular from lights, water, music, fire and animation to create a new way for guests to experience Disney stories – from the charming to the adventurous.

Presented on Paradise Bay in California Adventure, “World of Color” is a major milestone in the multi-year expansion of the park.  The show combines nearly 1,200 powerful fountains, popular Disney music and an all-new kaleidoscope of audio and visual effects, including both classic and new animation projected on massive screens of water.  “World of Color” floods the senses and takes the audience on an imaginative, emotional journey into the colorful worlds of Disney classics, such as “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid,” along with Disney-Pixar films including “Toy Story” and “WALL-E.”

“What’s great about ‘World of Color’ is there’s something for everybody,” said Steve Davison of Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment.

“World of Color” will take water-infused entertainment to a new level of artistry.  Disney’s newest production features an unprecedented infrastructure of water effects, larger-than-life projections, lasers, fire, fog, surround sound and moving fountains that can shoot spouts from 30 feet to 200 feet high.  Technical wizardry integrates all the media with one of the biggest show control systems ever built; more than 18,000 active points of control are precisely managed by a single system.

“World of Color” debuts this year as part of “Summer Nightastic!” – a lineup of exciting, after-dark entertainment that will illuminate the night at Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks.  “Summer Nightastic!” will run from June 11 through Aug. 29, while “World of Color” will continue entertaining guests year-round at Paradise Bay.

At Disneyland park, “Fantasmic!” ignites the night with thrills, life-like creatures including a fire-breathing dragon, and spine-tingling adventures for Sorcerer Mickey.  In the skies above Sleeping Beauty Castle, “Magical” sparks to life with a dazzling firework spectacular in which colorful, choreographed pyrotechnics burst and soar to a soundtrack of Disney songs.  “Magical” features both Tinker Bell and Dumbo in flight over the castle.