World of Color: Celebrate!
Last week was the debut of a brand new version of World of Color, a show celebrating Disneyland's 60th anniversary by way of a whole new storyline devoted to the history of Walt Disney and Disneyland. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse, it's a rousing show with spectacular new effects, and I loved how it turned out. Here are some photos from the show, shot last Friday evening during the 24-hr day.
|Things kick off with a noticeable change as the entire backdrop is lit with color. The lights added to the structure of California Screamin' really do a dazzling job engaging the audience!
|A new opening quote for a new World of Color.
|It's Mickey Mouse! He's a star in this show.
|The first part focuses on the movie successes of Walt Disney, starting with that fateful premiere at Carthay Circle Theater.
|Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was the first fully animated full length movie ever, and it was a hit!
|That leads to a montage of Disney movie classics that have come since then.
|And then the Frozen segment.
|At first, I groaned at the insertion. All of these classics have to share a montage, but "Let It Go" gets its own feature?
|But the new added effects were pretty impressive, and I ended up turning around and enjoying this.
|The smoke and fountains are quite amazing in scale!
|The effect is very, very awe-inspiring.
|Then comes Disneyland and its hit attractions. This like like a condensed version of Remember... Dreams Come True. Here's the Splash Mountain segment.
|Next comes Cars Land and Radiator Springs Racers.
|Dead men tell no tales on Pirates of the Caribbean!
|The Haunted Mansion makes a sinister appearance.
|Next comes It's A Small World, full of whimsy.
|And finally, Star Tours.
|Star Tours becomes a part advertisement for Star Wars, with clips from the trailer of The Force Awakens.
|But seriously, fire good.
|NPH is back to take us down the home stretch.
|Here's a recap of the show.
|Effects and colors galore!
|And Walter Elias Disney to reflect on how he'd do it again, if he could do Disneyland again. He wouldn't change a thing.
|Walt and Mickey, hand in hand, walking toward the horizon.
|One more inspirational quote.
|And that is a wrap! A fantastic and wonderful show. Go watch it when you can!