To some Southern California is a la-la land of fruits and nuts, cliches, flashiness, and beautiful people. To others it is a gorgeous coastline of breathtaking vistas, white sandy beaches, luscious golf courses, pinefilled mountains, and unusual desert oasis'. To me it's home, and an amazing map of energy, color and hidden gems spread through dozens of unique neighborhoods. There is something for all tastes and interests.
Today I want to share my experience at the Disney's California Adventure, "World of Color Show". I had the pleasure of experiencing this a couple of days ago. This was truly a gorgeous array of water features, color, and entertainment. As I viewed the show I was thinking that this was being presented as professional as a Broadway show in New York, but even more unique. The outdoor stage takes place on the lagoon at Paradise Pier. The Disney movies are projected on two and sometimes three 100 foot high water screens created by a wide shimmering veil of mist. Dazzling videos of characters, like Pocahontes paddling down a water fall, (which is what she is actually doing since she is on water screen), and Arial and Nemo, both of which are protrayed underwater on this waterscreen, is the ultimate display of creative technology! Meanwhile, along side these very large screens portraying Disney movies to music are hundreds of beautifully colored fountains that are constantly changing colors and shapes and sizes to the music. There is even periodic pirotechnics that shoot high in the night sky and warm the mist from the tall fountains that truly out shine the ones at Bellagio in Las Vegas. This kaleidoscope fantasy water show lasts 25 minutes, which is about as long as I could physcially stand, (since there is no seating). I plan on doing it again in few weeks. Of course I have a Disney pass, which helps. But two admittances pay for the pass. You must reserve around a week in advance to observe the show from terraced grounds around the lagoon called the preferred viewing area.
The best way to obtain a "fast pass" to this, you must eat at one of three locations. There is really no way to stand around and view it otherwise. After you have been escorted to your spot and during the 1hr and 20 minute wait you can sit on the ground in the viewing area and be entertained by the 20 foot high "Lion King type" lit-up, Pixar puppets like; Aladin's genie, Lumiere, Mike, the eyeball from Monsters, Inc., and others that walk through the crowd. These are also very amazing to see. To keep the approximately 2500 people entertained while waiting, there also is a talented singer on a high pedestal in the middle of the crowd. The "World of Color" left everyone awstruck. This is another one of those sparkling gems in the center of Orange County that makes So Cal so swell!