Thursday, May 28, 2015

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.

FIRE GOOD!!

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 COLOR!!!

COLOR!!!

FIRE!!!

And that is a wrap!  A fantastic and wonderful show.  Go watch it when you can!

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