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World of Color

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

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Disney's World of Color wraps up each day at California Adventure with a 30-minute water and light show, featuring scenes from Disney and Pixar animated films, projected on massive water mist screens in Paradise Bay.

Dancing water fountains (and a few fire fountains) complete the show, which debuted in June 2010. Disney subs in a holiday-themed version of the show in November and December.


My favorite night show at any park. Be sure to get the front row for an unforgettable experience. EDIT: finally saw the original show, even better than Celebrate! Truly a perfect way to end a day at DCA and the best night show at any American Disney park.
BEST show in a Disney park! AMAZING!
It's June 2015 and I haven't seen the new version, Celebrate!, in person. But that said, I have seen the videos and it looks great! The previous version was excellent! Lasers, fountains, and fire!!!
This is our favorite show in the United States. The only one we might like better than this one is Disney Dreams in Paris.
Simply put, this show is fantastic! Of course, Fastpass strategy is crucial, and arriving at the distribution point early is a must. The Yellow" section is right in the middle, and offers great viewing of all aspects of the show. The sound system is outrageous, and the visual use of the surrounding attractions (Screamin', Mickey's Fun Wheel, etc.) is groundbreaking. This show is a must-see!
this show is great, but is a mess to find a place to see, because the tall people and kids many people cant see well, there should be seats as there is in fantasmic for disney hollywood studios
World of Color is the Imagineers at their best. The timing of the water with the projections and music is perfect, and it captures magical Disney moments, taking them from the big screen to a wall of water. The color is absolutely dazzling.
World of Color is an awesome spectacle, unlike anything my family has ever seen before. It is majestic, inspiring, thrilling, and quite simply the best way I can think of to end a day at a park. While Disney may have a crowd control nightmare on its hands, and while fans may get irritated at the completely unorganized mess that is the viewing area, the show certainly does not disappoint. And as you watch, all your frustration and irritation will fade as you realize World of Color is exactly what we expect from Disney: pure magic. Do not miss World of Color when you visit DCA, no matter how much of a pain it is to navigate to a good spot in the viewing area. It is worth the frustration, I promise.
I was really disappointed in World of Color. The primary problem is the viewing area.

The show was quite long, and not all that interesting until the last 8 minutes or so. You basically have to stand up the whole time to see, and even standing, even being in a "Fastpass viewing area", even as an adult, it was hard to see all that much. Further, it was near impossible for my kids to see.

There were obviously some cool effects, in particular the fire effects during the battle part later in the show, but overall I thought the show itself was kind of "eh" when compared to Fantasmic, Illuminations, or the Magic Kingdom Fireworks shows.

We had a great day at California Adventure and enjoyed almost everything, most more-than-expected. But World of Color was overall pretty disappointing.

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