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Dazzling Details of ‘World of Color – ONE’ at Disney California Adventure Park, Debuting Jan. 27


As part of the Disney100 celebration at the Disneyland Resort, the new nighttime spectacular “World of Color – ONE” will debut at Disney California Adventure park on Jan. 27! With an inspiring message that illustrates the storytelling legacy Walt Disney began a century ago, this remarkable production by Disney Live Entertainment is just one of many new experiences and special offerings coming to the resort in honor of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary in 2023 – including the debut of another all-new nighttime spectacular, “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland park. Today, we are excited to tell everyone more about the powerful story in “World of Color – ONE” and share how guests can experience the show when it debuts. First, here’s a sneak peek!

“World of Color – ONE” celebrates how a single action, like a drop of water, creates a ripple that can grow into a wave of change. Guests will discover how it only takes one action to make an impact on the people in our lives and the world around us, just as one man – Walt Disney – started the wave that has continued to grow and inspire people around the globe for 100 years.

The spectacular features songs and stories of some of the most courageous, loving and inspiring characters who dared to be wavemakers and change the world. In fact, this is the first Disneyland Resort nighttime spectacular to feature characters, music and moments from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, the Avengers, and Star Wars in the same production. Moments from favorite films such as “The Lion King,” “Moana,” “Coco,” “Mulan,” “Soul,” and others emerge on an immense water screen that can span up to 380 feet across.

This spectrum of stories is set to a beautiful musical score comprised of 18 different compositions, including a new, original song “Start a Wave,” which was written by GRAMMY®-nominated artist Cody Fry and features lead vocals performed by singer-songwriter and actress Loren Allred.

In addition to being a driving metaphor in the story of “World of Color – ONE,” water plays a starring role in transforming Paradise Bay during the show. Each musical moment is brought to life by mist screens and 1,200 dancing fountains, combined with brilliant lighting, projection, laser, fog and flame effects. And guests can even wear their MagicBand+ to experience another dimension of storytelling to “World of Color – ONE”! Their band will enhance the effects with synchronized dancing lights and vibrations.

This immersive journey builds to an emotional and uplifting finale that highlights how, when we come together and combine our efforts, many drops can become an ocean. Guests will walk away feeling inspired to start a ripple of their own and be the one to make a wave for the future.