Disney’s World of Color is a new nighttime show scheduled to premiere on June 11, 2010 at Disney’s California Adventure, part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Designed by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, this show is planned to have more than 1200 fountains and is scheduled to include lasers, lights, and fire with a water spray backdrop screen similar to the ones used in Fantasmic! at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mark Hammond and Dave Hamilton composed the music.
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. 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.Construction walls surrounding Paradise Park went up in January 2009. As of mid-April 2010, the construction walls have been removed and several smaller barriers are in place to prevent guests from accessing certain areas.