Disneyland guests make their way towards Paradise Pier to enjoy the World of Color as the sunsets. This nighttime spectacular is a must-see for any Disney lover visiting the resort but figuring out the best viewing areas.
With so much to see and do at Disneyland, it’s essential to know where to go to get the most out of this incredible show. Moreover, the viewing areas for World of Color can change depending on the season, so it’s always best to check the latest information.
Here is a cast member’s guide to World of Color at Disneyland Resort.
How the Show Works
To get the best view of the World of Color, it’s essential to understand a bit of how it works. The show is projected onto a massive screen made up of more than 1,200 fountains, and the brotocolor or spectrum is created by combining red, green, and blued light. Because of this, the show is best viewed from a location where you can see a good mix of water and land.
What Is Brotocolor?
Brotocolor is a trademarked term used to describe the specific spectrum of colors used in World of Color. The colors are created by combining red, green and blue light, and the result is a beautiful spectrum of colors that can be seen from almost any location in the show area.
Tips for Best Viewing Areas
There are a few things to consider when choosing a viewing area for World of Color.
Check the Latest Show Times and Plan Accordingly
The show times can change depending on the season, so it’s always best to check the latest information. The first show typically starts between 8 PM and 9 PM, and if there’s a second show, it begins between 9:15 PM and 10:15 PM. It runs about an hour and 15 minutes apart. To get the most out of the show, it’s best to arrive at least 30 minutes before starting.
Avoid Areas Near Restaurants and Fast-Food Joints
The areas near restaurants and fast-food joints are often some of the busiest places in the park. You will have a hard time finding a good spot to view the show, but you’ll also be fighting the crowds for a good spot.
Consider the Viewing Location’s Proximity to the Water
The closer you are to the water, the better the view. If you’re looking for a prime viewing spot, try to find one close to the water’s edge. The closer you are to the water, the more of the brotocolor or spectrum you’ll be able to see.
Take Advantage of Viewing Areas Near the Disneyland Railroad
The Disneyland Railroad is a great way to get a good view of the World of Color without fighting the crowds. The train goes around the perimeter of the show area, and there are several stops where guests can disembark and watch the show.
Watch from Nearby Hotel Balconies
If you’re staying at one of the nearby Disneyland Resort hotels, take advantage of the hotel balconies. You get a great view of the show, but you also don’t have to worry about fighting the crowds for a spot.
Stay Tuned for Special Viewing Areas for Annual Pass holders
Annual Pass holders can enjoy particular viewing areas for World of Color. These areas are typically close to the water and offer a great view of the show. Stay tuned to the Annual Pass holder website for more information.
Best Places to View World of Color
Now that you know how the show works and what to consider when choosing a viewing area, here are some of the best places to view World of Color at Disneyland Resort.
1. Near the Partners Statue
The Partners Statue is one of the most popular spots in the park to view the World of Color. The statue is located in the middle of the show area, and you can see a good mix of water and land from this location.
2. California Adventure Promenade
The California Adventure Promenade is a great place to view the show, especially if you want to see the water fountains in action. The promenade is located at the entrance of California Adventure, and it offers a great view of the show area. When the show is over, you can walk right into the park and continue enjoying the festivities.
3. Pixar Pier
Pixar Pier is a new addition to Disneyland Resort, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular places to view World of Color. The pier is located in California Adventure. With its prime location right on the water, you can see a great mix of the show.
4. Paradise Gardens Park
Paradise gardens park is also located in California Adventure, and it offers a great view of the show area, especially the water fountains. Due to its location, the park is usually a lot less crowded than some other viewing areas.
5. Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
The Grand Californian Hotel is one of the most popular hotels at Disneyland Resort, and it offers some great views of the World of Color. The hotel is located in California Adventure, and, with its prime location right on the water, you can see a great mix of the show.
6. Near Grizzly River Run
If you’re looking for an excellent spot to view World of Color and you don’t mind being closer to the water, try watching from near Grizzly River Run. You’ll get wet if you stand too close to the water, but you’ll also get a great view of the show.
7. Near It’s a Small World
It’s a Small World is located close to the edge of the show area, so you can see a lot of the show from this location. Also, since this is a family-friendly ride, it’s usually less crowded than some other viewing areas.
8. Near The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is further from the water. However, because it’s a tall ride, you’ll get a great view of the show from this location. Just be prepared to wait in line for a while to get a spot.
Dining and Watching World of Color
One of the best ways to enjoy World of Color is by dining at one restaurant that offers a view of the show. Some dining packages include a reserved viewing area for the show, so check out the Disneyland Resort website for more information.
Here are a few of our favorite places to dine and watch World of Color.
Carthay Circle Restaurant
The Carthay Circle Restaurant is located in Disney California Adventure, and it offers a great view of the show. The restaurant is elegant and luxurious, so it’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Dinner for adults starts at $74 or $25 per child.
Wine Country Trattoria
The Wine Country Trattoria is casual and family-friendly, so it’s an excellent option for a simple meal. Dinner for adults starts at $50 or $25 per child.
Storytellers Café is located in the Grand Californian Hotel, and it offers a great view of the World of Color. The café is casual and family-friendly, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Dinner is $50 per adult or $25 per child between 3 to 9 years.
The Dessert Party
If you’re looking for a unique way to experience the World of Color, consider attending the Dessert Party. The party starts at 7:00 PM, and it includes a buffet dinner, live music, and reserved seating for the show. Tickets start at $84 per person, and seating begins 45 minutes before the show.
You will enjoy a selection of snacks and desserts, including seasonal fruits, artisanal cheese, cupcakes, and chocolates. You can also enjoy an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Tips For Watching World of Color
Here are a few tips for watching World of Color:
1. Arrive early – The closer you get to the front of the viewing area, the better your view will be.
2. Use the Disneyland Resort app – The Disneyland Resort app offers an interactive map that will help you find the best place to watch the show.
3. Bring a poncho – The show is located near the water, and you may get wet, so it’s a good idea to bring a poncho.
4. Stay hydrated – It’s essential to stay hydrated during the summer months, so drink plenty of water before and during the show.
5. Take pictures – The show is beautiful, and it’s an excellent opportunity to take some fantastic photos.
6. Stopover for snacks- If you’re not interested in a full meal, plenty of places to get snacks near the viewing areas.
7. Have fun – The show is meant to be enjoyed, and it’s a great way to end a day at the Disneyland Resort.
To Sum It Up
If you want to make the most of your visit to Disney California Adventure Park, check out World of Color. This amazing light and water show is a must-see for any visitor.
To ensure that you have the best experience possible, consider the few tips listed above to have the best viewing areas for World of Color. So grab your family and friends and get ready for some unforgettable entertainment.