Halloween at the Walt Disney World Resort

Must See: A Breathtaking Look at ‘World of Color’ from 1,800 Feet Up

posted on July 27th, 2010 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company


Today’s video gives a unique look at the new, nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure park, “World of Color.” This is a VIP view that most of us will never have the chance to see. While you can get FASTPASS tickets for a ground view of “World of Color,” there’s no FASTPASS ticket that will get you access this high up.

The footage was shot from a fixed-wing aircraft recently at approximately 1,800 feet above Disney California Adventure park. I particularly like the wide shot where you can see Glow Fest, “World of Color,” and the whole city of Anaheim around Disney California Adventure park.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Brendan on July 27th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Have to say, looks pretty fantastic!

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Brandon on July 27th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

WOW! that is absolutely beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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Andrew on July 27th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

i got goose bumps just watching this :P

 

Heather Hust Rivera on July 27th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Me, too :)

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Alexander on July 27th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

This is just amazing. It shows just how huge the show really is! I never realized how much is actually going on at once durring the show. This is fantastic!

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Kevin on July 27th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Disney sure does know how to paint the evening Anaheim backdrop.

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Kevin on July 27th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Wow! How cool was that! Thanks for sharing this with us; I’d love to see more of the video.

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Tyler from MA on July 27th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

That’s amazing! Gives you an idea of the scope of the show. I never realized how much space it took up and it really shows the height of the fountains!

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Alicia on July 27th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Oh, absolutely amazing! I still haven’t had the chance to see it in person, but this makes me want to go even more!

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Tim on July 27th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I was wishing the All-Star game would go long enough and the blimp would give us some WoC views. Alas, I dream finally did come true!

So, now DCA needs to add the teathered Hot-Air Balloon Ride (SQUIRREL!) that is at Disney World. They can place it somewhere behind the audience, in order that it would still be operating during the show. Then a few people each evening would get a similar opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of WoC.

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Fred from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Beautiful! It looks awesome from above.

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Alan from FL on July 27th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Really cool.

What soundtrack is the music from?

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Jovan from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Thats AWESOME! from the ground to the sky! The thing only disney can do =] Great Vid! Love World of Color!!!!1

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Doug from UT on July 27th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

One word: WOW!

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Jeremy on July 27th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I seriously CAN NOT wait….I just want to be on the ground CLOSE UP! :D

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Jim on July 27th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I’d love to be able to see this without the black pixelation squares. Same issue with the WOC Roadshow videos. Great idea, not so great end result.

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Kevin from IL on July 27th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I hope they build one of these @ WDW.

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Malc from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

3 words: I…WANNA…GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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Tracey on July 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Looks amazing, can’t wait to see it!

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Marla on July 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

As always…Disney…Breathtaking and Beautiful.

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Mary from KY on July 27th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!

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SamNGinger from ID on July 27th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Jim. . . so sad that you can only see the negative and not the beautiful, positive of this video. I feel very sorry for you. On a much brighter note, the video is SPECTACULAR!!! Being up close, you’d never take in the enormous scope set against the lights of Anaheim. What a treasure!

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Michael on July 27th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Beautiful! From that vantage point you can really see the scale and majesty of the show.

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tommy on July 27th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

IT was AMAZING ! i just saw the show on sunday!

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kat on July 27th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

how beautiful! I can’t wait until we get to see it in December!

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Ryan on July 27th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Looks amazing! Disney should consider selling premium packages which let you watch the first show, then charter a helicopter for the second

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Angie on July 27th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

That was awesome! I saw it in person but I think up above was even more amazing!

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SamNGinger from ID on July 27th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

LOL. . sounds like Ryan deserves a job in Disney’s Marketing department!

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laura from UT on July 27th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I would LOVE to know if World of Color will be showing past Labor Day ???????

 

Heather Hust Rivera on July 28th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

“World of Color” has been extremely popular with our guests this summer, and we are happy to report that the show will continue nightly throughout the year. After Labor Day, Disney California Adventure park will remain open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the nightly performance. Dining packages will be available. There may be some days during the year when the show will be dark, so please check Disneyland.com for more show and dining information.

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Christine on July 27th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

This does look spectacular. Unfortunately it really doesn’t look like this from the ground.

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SamNGinger from ID on July 27th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Laura – I would figure that, with the warm climate of sunny Southern California, and given the HUGE construction, that WoC will be showing year-round for as long as people will show up. Similar to Fantasmic!

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Stevie on July 27th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

awesome

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William on July 27th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

What is that music from? It sounds familiar and is so cinematic, epic, and beautiful! Those are breath taking shots of the show, my favorite video on the blog so far!

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fancie from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

WOW! i got the chills all over again!!! that is truely an amazing view….i think i like most about it is that the feature is so massive mo matter where you are you can get a great view of it….BRAVO ImaginEars it was beyond all my high “disney-spectations” ive only seen it twice but being a AP u know im gonna watch it atleast 5 more times :-)

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Robin on July 27th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Wow! I am planning on spending my birthday weekend at the parks, cannot wait to see this in person. I got chills watching the video, it looks fantastic!!

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Diane from BC on July 27th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

wowzers…that is just amazing….how long is world of colour on for? Is it just a summer event? We are coming in October…

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Thor from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

WOW! So impressive from the ground and the air!!!

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laura from UT on July 27th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

You would think it would go past Labor Day, but no one I talk to at Disney seems to know. Their schedule on line does not show any shows posted after Labor Day :(

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Allison from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I cried even the second time we saw WOC. IT’S AMAZING!!! It’s so breathtaking and beautiful…. So far I haven’t seen anything that can even compare to it! IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT….GOOOO SEE IT!!!!

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Thor from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Yes, I was sad to hear about World of Color closing after Labor Day too! I tried to reserve a dinner package for relatives from Minneapolis who are visiting in September and the nice lady at the reservation line told me World of Color wouldn’t be playing at all past Labor Day. She said it was only a “seasonal” thing, and it MIGHT come back for the two weeks of Christmas, but for sure next summer.

It’s such a beautiful show, it makes me sad we’ll have to wait until 2011 to see it again after Labor Day.

 

Heather Hust Rivera on July 28th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Thor, I just posted some additional details in another response above. The show will continue past Labor Day. It’s official.

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William on July 27th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

WHAT IS THE MUSIC FROM? IF ANYBODY KNOWS, INCLUDING THE AUTHOR, I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

 

Heather Hust Rivera on July 27th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

It’s generic, stock music that we purchase from a music company.

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Lawton on July 27th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Stunning. Amazing. Beautiful.

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Julie from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

That footage is awesome. I haven’t gotten to see the show from the lagoon area, but I did get to catch it during some practice sessions before media day, from my hotel room at Paradise Pier. It looks awesome, even from a hotel room all the way up. Hopefully I will get back to DCA before it goes away, but it looked fantastic from what I saw.

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Sara on July 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

WOW that’s just amazing, I can’t wait to see it in just 8 days!!!

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Catherine on July 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

The video is really spectacular. I saw it a month ago and want to go back before the end of the summer.

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Cindy from CA on July 27th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

SO Beautiful, the first time I watch any new show/parade at Disneyland it absolutely makes me want to cry…the ability of Disney to make a lite show that can evoke such emotion is amazing. It’s a great thing this clip was short or i’d be sobbing…can’t wait to see it at the park.

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Charles on July 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Heather,

Any chance they’ll create an official DVD of the whole show from this angle with the ACTUAL music included???

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Rebecca on July 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Absolutely gorgeous – makes me miss home!

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Llance on July 27th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

This made my day… thank you so much for posting this gorgeous video : ) I hope you keep it up for a long time!

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Rochelle on July 27th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

What happend to the world of color video contest?

 

Heather Hust Rivera on July 28th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Rochelle, the top ten video contest finalists have been selected. You can vote for your favorite video at http://apps.facebook.com/world_of_color/

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Linda on July 27th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Love it! Can’t wait to see it in person. Does this mean that California Adventure will be open later from now on?

 

Heather Hust Rivera on July 28th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

The hours should be posted on Disneyland.com, but yes, after Labor Day, Disney California Adventure park will remain open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the nightly performance.

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