“World of Color – Winter Dreams,” a new holiday version of the “World of Color” after-dark show is set to debut at Disney California Adventure Park on Friday, November 15.
Hosted by Olaf the snowman, from the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated feature “Frozen,” the “World of Color − Winter Dreams” show combines new animation with classic winter scenes from such Disney films as “Bambi,” “Fantasia” and “Toy Story.” The show will include new special effects and present some new methods for utilizing the massive “stage” of water, color and light on which “World of Color” is presented.
Steve Davison, creative director of the original “World of Color” show in Disney California Adventure, is also staging “World of Color − Winter Dreams.” Davison, vice president of parades and spectaculars, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, said: “I am so excited to be bringing new magic to ‘World of Color’ this holiday season. The brand-new show is filled with great music, new effects and, of course, all the magnificence of the ‘World of Color’ fountain and projection system. It’s going to be a very powerful and amazing experience for guests of all ages.”
The original “World of Color” opened in 2010 as part of the five-year expansion to Disney California Adventure. The nighttime show projects animation onto Paradise Bay using nearly 1,200 powerful fountains to create a large water screen.
In addition to the new show, the holidays will also bring old attractions back to the park, including “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, “it’s a small world" Holiday and “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks followed by a holiday snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., New Orleans Square and “it’s a small world” mall. Santa Claus will appear in the parade throughout the season and also will be greeting guests and listening to holiday wishes through December 24.