World of Color

World of Color

World of Color, California Adventure Theme Park

Description: World of Color features more than 1,200 fountains erupt together to create elaborate patterns, dancing to music. Together with fire effects, fog, lasers and animation projected on the water screens create a spectacular display across the lagoon of Paradise Pier. Since “World of Color” made its debut back in 2010, the show has featured occasional updates and surprises, ranging from “TRON: Legacy” to “Prep & Landing” to another new sequence, inspired by the Disney*Pixar film “Brave.’

Type of Attraction: Show – Hydrotechnic

Duration of Attraction: 27 minutes

Show Times: Typically, First Show starts between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the Second Show starts between 9:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

DSC04151Type of seating: A FASTPASS will be needed to enter the viewing area for the show unless reserved seating voucher is obtained through a World of Color dining package. The FASTPASS machine for World of Color is located at Grizzly River Run.

World of Color Dinner Packages with Preferred Viewing
Those wishing to access preferred reserved viewing to the “World of Color” may select the “World of Color” prix fixe dinner at Wine Country Trattoria, a character meal at Ariel’s Grotto Restaurant or enjoy a meal that includes an appetizer or dessert at Carthay Circle. Make your reservation ahead of time by calling 714-781-DINE to enjoy lunch or dinner. Check below for information on specific venues.

DSC04145Did You Know? There are 6 dome projection screens. It took 15 months to transform Paradise Bay for World of Colors. The underwater grid has over 18,000 point of control! At 50ft high and 380ft wide (19,000 sq. ft. in all) World of Color has one of the world’s largest projected water screens. The score of World of Color spans 8 decades of classic Disney music and songs. It took 5 months to program the show and 6 technical directors to run the show.

MouseForLess Tip:

Each night, before “World of Color,” guests can log on to play the Fun Wheel Challenge on their mobile devices. Competing against other park guests to match the color patterns, the winner gets to control the lights on Mickey’s Fun Wheel! So the next time you’re waiting to watch “World of Color,” just join the PierGames Wi-Fi network from your mobile device, play the game within your device’s web browser – there are no apps to download. This special Wi-Fi network is available 45 minutes before the start of the first “World of Color” show each evening.

Carthay Circle Restaurant Dining
Carthay Circle Restaurant is modeled after the original theatre where Walt Disney first premiered “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and focuses on sustainable and local ingredients. Diners at Carthay Circle Restaurant who order an appetizer and entree OR an entree and dessert can enjoy complimentary reserved center stage viewing at the World of Color nighttime spectacular. This option is available to all ages, adults and children alike, as long as the dining requirements are fulfilled.

  • Dine at Carthay Circle Restaurant before 7 p.m. and receive a ticket to center stage viewing area for FIRST show.
  • Dine at Carthay Circle Restaurant between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and receive a ticket to center stage viewing area for SECOND show.

You may request an earlier or later show, but it is not guaranteed that you will get it. To request reservations at Carthay Circle Restaurant, call 714-781-DINE, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., or email reservation requests to dine@disneyland.com with a name, phone number, date, time, and number of adults and children.

Ariel’s Grotto World of Color Dinner Packages
The World of Color dining package once again returns to Ariel’s Grotto at Disney’s California Adventure park, giving guests the option of purchasing premium WOC viewing with dinner. The Princess meet and greet, however, will no longer be component to the meal. The princesses will still be available during breakfast and lunch. Additionally, later seatings for lunch will now be accommodated.

Head “under the sea” as you descend the spiral staircase into Ariel’s Grotto, an enchanting location that offers a 3-course prix fixe dinner with an American-style menu that features a range of choices from pasta to slow-roasted tri-tip.

Guests who purchase a full-service prix fixe dinner also receive a Reserved Viewing ticket for World of Color.

For reservations call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily up to 60 days in advance.

Disney Dining Details:

  • World of Color dinner packages will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • One ticket per prix fixe meal. Each person in the party must order the prix fixe meal in order to obtain admission to the World of Color Reserved Viewing area.
  • Guest will receive their ticket to World of Color Reserved Viewing from their server after payment of their dining experience.
  • Please note that World of Color can be cancelled due to technical issues without notice. Dinner packages will not be refunded.

Wine Country Trattoria World of Color Dining
PB120009Experience the bounty of California wine country with a delicious 3-course meal that includes choice of starter, entree and dessert. Complement your meal from the wide selection of wine, at an additional cost. A full-service prix fixe dinner at Wine Country Trattoria includes tickets to a Preferred Viewing section at Paradise Park. You can see the World of Color pre-fix menu here.

Reservations are recommended; call (714) 781-DINE or email reservation requests to dine@disneyland.com with a name, phone number, date, time, and number of adults and children.

MouseForLess Tips:

Get your FASTPASS for World of Color as soon as you arrive at the park! Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis outside Grizzly River Run in the Golden State area of the park. Remember that every member of your party must enter Disney California Adventure park and present their tickets at the kiosk to receive a FASTPASS. This attraction will likely run out of tickets early for quite some time to come. Guests staying at Disneyland Resort Hotels can take advantage of Extra Magic Hour on select days, during which time you may enter Disney California Adventure park one hour before it opens to guests. Take advantage of this extra time by picking up your “World of Color” FASTPASS! If you can’t get to the park early, reserved premium seating.

Here’s a special tip for viewing “World of Color” in a new way. Try watching “World of Color” from Goofy’s Sky School in the Paradise Pier section of the park. It’s so much fun learning how to fly with Goofy as the night sky is filled with every color of the rainbow.

Glow with the Show EarsUsing the latest interactive technology, these special iridescent ear hats will let you “Glow with the Show.” The ears change to complement and harmonize with what’s happening around you, allowing you to become a part of the World of Color. “Glow With the Show” Mouse Ears can be purchased for $25 (tax included) at locations throughout the park, including Los Feliz Five & Dime, Off the Page, Seaside Souvenirs and many merchandise carts. And be sure to keep your “Glow With the Show” Ears after the show, because they also interact with many other shows and areas in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks.

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