Friday, April 12, 2013

The Wonderful Wide World of Color

A few weeks ago, I found myself--new camera and new wide angle lens in hand--at a 10:15 showing of World of Color... with hardly anyone around.  I was shocked.  The day had been relatively light, by Disney crowd standards, but there couldn't have been more than a couple hundred other guests total, littered around Paradise Park.  This was nothing to complain about, though, because it afforded me the clearest view of World of Color I've had yet.  And with the Nikkor 16-35mm f/4, I was able to snap some wonderful overview shots of this most colorful and magical fountain, laser, and pyro show!

The show opens with an inspirational quote from Walt Disney.
And then the color fountains commence!
The colors can form majestic scenes, like a sunset in the sky.
Color!! COLOR!!! CO-LOR!!!
The vivid and watery saturation is fantastic at this wide angle.
The dancing fountains certainly put on a vibrant show!
Scene One: The Little Mermaid.
Ariel certainly lives in a nice undersea home!
Later on, Buzz Lightyear blasts off to show he can fly.
We then go to Agrabah, home of Aladdin and Jasmine.
Of course, Genie asks if you've "ever had a friend like me."
Currently, there's a special Brave plug-in after the Aladdin segment.
Then the sprite unveils a 400 foot wide fountain screen welcoming the world of Pocahontas.
Pocahontas and John Smith embrace in a tender moment.
Next comes one of my favorite parts of the show, a scene from The Old Mill.
This transitions into the Pirates of the Caribbean segment.
Complete with FIRE!!!
KA-BOOM-Y!!!
The fire is excellent.
Next comes the stampede from The Lion King.
After a moment of sadness, the finale starts with the montages, including scenes from Tangled.
The colorful fountains strike back up the chorus.
Mickey appears to conjure the finishing touches.
It's an explosion and razzle dazzle of color.
...Culminating in a grand spectrum of water in the air!
I love the laser projections of "World of Color" after the show ends.
And, of course, the mini-fountain show epilogue is fun to watch.
The purity of the fountains and colors is so invigorating!
And the little jumps and sprays really demonstrate the technological prowess behind the show!
And with that, the park bids its guests a good night, and reminds them to always dream in vivid color!

2 comments:

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    1. Thanks! What about the rest of them? ;p

      J/K, don't answer that. It might open up a response that is somehow backhanded, even if unintentionally.

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