Disney’s World of Color Debuts June 11

Disney’s World of Color is a new nighttime show scheduled to premiere on June 11, 2010 at Disney’s California Adventure, in Anaheim, California. Designed by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, this show is planned to have more than 1200 fountains and includes lasers, lights, and fire with high-definition projections on mist screens similar to the ones used in Fantasmic! at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Disney's World of Color

The show will include the use of 1200 fountains that can shoot water up to 200 ft in the air. Each fountain is equipped with an LED light ring. Other water features include a 380-foot-long mist screen on which images will be projected. Fire nozzles will be capable of shooting flames up to 50 ft in the air. Fog and lasers will be used. Projection domes will emerge from the water and will feature different lights and videos projected onto them. A large frame is installed in the lagoon.

Searchlights and other light towers will rise from boxes bordering Paradise Bay. Special animation sequences were created using paper animation by paper artist Megan Brain, who created many characters for the show. The music was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England with over one hundred musicians. Australian Choreographer Joshua Horner created a unique interpretation of the music for the Disney Creative Entertainment team thus serving as another source of inspiration for the movement of the water fountain sequences.

A viewing area, now known as Paradise Park, was built specially for World of Color. Situated along the northern shore of Paradise Bay, the viewing area can hold up to 6,000 spectators at full capacity. It is multi-tiered, similar to the viewing area for Fantasmic at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It features trellises, flowers, and an interactive play fountain during the day.

This is an unofficial song list:

  1. Wonderful World Of Color television intro
  2. World of Color theme song
  3. Part of Your World/Under The Sea
  4. East Australian Current
  5. Pines of Rome
  6. Define Dancing
  7. Toy Story sequence
  8. A Whole New World/Friend Like Me
  9. Spring Sprite/Pocahontas Medley
  10. Little April Showers
  11. He’s a Pirate
  12. Firebird/Night On Bald Mountain/Hellfire
  13. The Stampede
  14. So Close/Beauty and the Beast
  15. World of Color Finale

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