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Disney Parks After Dark: ‘World of Color’ at Disney California Adventure Park

Joshua Sudock

by , Disneyland Resort Photographer

In this installment of Disney Parks After Dark we visit “World of Color,” a breathtaking nighttime extravaganza at Disney California Adventure park. Watch in wonder as water, fire, light, and music weave together to celebrate the magic of Disney Storytelling.

"World of Color" show at Disney California Adventure park

Now, guests who visit the Disneyland Resort and choose to purchase Disney MaxPass to maximize their day will be able to make digital Disney FASTPASS selections for select entertainment in both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park right from their smartphones!

Using the official Disneyland mobile app, guests who purchase Disney MaxPass can now make FASTPASS selections for the breathtaking nighttime water show, “World of Color,” at Disney California Adventure park and the dazzling “Fantasmic!” nighttime spectacular at Disneyland park. This new ability to make digital Disney FASTPASS selections for these entertainment offerings add to the other benefits of Disney MaxPass, which include the ability to make FASTPASS selections for select attractions right from your smartphone, as well as download an unlimited number of Disney PhotoPass photos from the day.

"World of Color", with lights and water show at Disney California Adventure park

I usually shoot this show at 1/30 second to freeze projections and give the water a little whimsy boost. White balance is set to automatic – ISO: 2500 – f/4.

PRO TIP: If you’re going to try photographing this show from the waterfront boardwalk, be sure to use some sort of waterproof covering for the camera – you (and the camera) will probably get a little wet. I set my camera on a tripod and covered it with a rain-shelter. I pre-focused and locked focus on the center water screen and kept a lens cap on the lens unless I was shooting. Mind the drifting mist created by massive water cannons – it’ll sneak up on you from time to time, so keep a microfiber cloth handy for glass drying… just in case.

For more information about Disney MaxPass, please visit Disneyland.com/MaxPass.

Disney MaxPass must be purchased per ticket per day.  Guests are strongly advised to check the day’s FASTPASS availability and other Park details before purchasing Disney MaxPass or using a Park ticket with Disney MaxPass as FASTPASS selections for your preferred attractions or entertainment may not be available at the time of purchase or use. FASTPASS selections are limited and availability is not guaranteed. FASTPASS selections may be made only while you are in the Parks, and valid Park admission required to make FASTPASS selections in the applicable Park. The Disney MaxPass benefit will expire at the end of the day of use. Disney MaxPass is nonrefundable, nontransferable, may not be redeemed for cash and is subject to other restrictions. Price, terms, entitlements, attractions and entertainment are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the PhotoPass terms found in https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos captured during the day your Disney MaxPass is used must be linked to your Disney account and may be downloaded pursuant to the expiration policy at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-expiration-policy/. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Message, data and roaming rates may apply for the Disneyland app. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

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