Published: November 15, 2013 at 12:20 AM"gut-wrenching and tear-wringing moments"
Ugh... you're talking about Fantasmic right?
Nothing in World of Color evokes any emotions at all. It's a technological wonder, but the show lacks substance and more importantly a story. If a montage of Disney clips brings tears to your face then I'm at a loss for words.
Clearly, they poured a lot of money into the technology, but forgot to budget anything for a script. Literally, anything would be an improvement in that lagoon and I look forward to seeing what Winter Dreams has to offer.
Even the departed Electrical Parade had far more substance, quality, and relevance than WoC and it was a dated parade.
Published: November 15, 2013 at 10:10 AMWithout being able to see the video, I don't know if the new show is any good, but I do know my family loved the non-holiday version of World of Color when we saw it for the first time a month or so ago. And I agree with Robert about the emotional highs and lows of the show as I commented in my DCA trip report/review earlier this month. My concern with World of Color continues to be the viewing area - it is just too small and disorganized for the masses of people who want to see the show. And if visitors do not get a good view they are not going to have a good experience. So, rather than introducing a new version of the show, I really wish Disney would spend money trying to fix the existing capacity problems instead. It just seems boneheaded to have a viewing area that can only hold 10% of the people who want to see the show!
Anyway, will check back later for the video....
Published: November 17, 2013 at 4:55 PMI am beyond honored to be a part of the honor choir. I just wish I had a clean copy of the video to view. I did not get any compensation for my voice. The least I would like is a way to hear it without going online. They picked 703 singers but I believe only 150 or so for the video. http://worldofcolorhonorchoir.com/honor-choir
Published: November 18, 2013 at 12:54 PMIt's true that WOC is little more than eye candy, but that's ok. Not everything needs a "story." Most so-called stories in theme park attractions are really just a thread holding together a variety of sensory experiences. WOC is big and spectacular, and really doesn't need any kind of narrative.
Published: November 18, 2013 at 11:42 PMJames, the viewing area is a non-issue. It's plenty large enough, better organized than Fantasmic and offers better opportunities to get good spots without arriving as early. Your experience was an exception, not the norm. In fact, I regularly show up for the second show (when offered) without FastPass and get a prime spot right when the show begins. You didn't plan well.
I also don't understand what you found so confusing. There are five sections each with clearly marked entrances- Red, Yellow, Blue, Green (Dining) and VIP. Each section is clearly roped off, so if you don't duck under any ropes then you will stay within your assigned section. You can move basically front to back within the individual sections to stand on the various levels. Each section (except Green and VIP) has viewing levels at the water's edge if you don't mind getting wet. Blue contains the overrated bridge section.
Yes, the show needs a story because if you aren't familiar with many of the movies then it doesn't make any sense. Those scenes only mean something to someone who has seen the movie. Believe it or not, many people haven't seen all of the movies featured in WoC.