World of Color Frequently Asked Questions


World of Color Questions and Answers

What is World of Color?
World of Color is a spectacular nighttime water show comprised of fountains, lasers, fire, projected images and music.

Where is World of Color located?
World of Color takes place outdoors on Paradise Bay in Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

How long is the show? What are the showtimes?
The World of Color show lasts approximately 25 minutes. Find showtimes in the Entertainment Schedule or check the Entertainment Times Guide when you arrive at the Disneyland Resort.

Do I need to purchase a separate ticket to view World of Color?
No, but you will need a valid theme park ticket for admission to Disney California Adventure Park, or a non-blocked Disneyland Resort Annual Passport. For all showtimes, you will need a Disney’s FASTPASS ticket for access to the viewing area at Paradise Park or a special ticket for Reserved and Preferred viewing areas that can be obtained through one of the special World of Color dining packages.

I have heard I need a Disney’s FASTPASS ticket to see World of Color. What is that and how much does it cost?
There is no charge for use of Disney’s FASTPASS Service, a first-come, first-served system that holds your virtual place in line. World of Color Disney’s FASTPASS machines are located adjacent to Grizzly River Run inside Disney California Adventure Park. Your Disney’s FASTPASS ticket will give you the showtime, viewing section and return time. Please arrive at the viewing area no earlier than the time listed on your Disney’s FASTPASS. Tickets are limited.

Do I need a Disney’s FASTPASS ticket for the Paradise Park viewing area when a third World of Color show is added?
Yes, for the third show only, tickets for the entire Paradise Park viewing area will be distributed through Disney’s FASTPASS Service.

Does each Guest need to stand in line to obtain their own Disney’s FASTPASS?
Each Guest must validate his or her own Theme Park admission ticket or Annual Passport upon entry to Disney California Adventure Park. Once inside the Park, one member of your party may obtain FASTPASS tickets for everyone in your group.

Can I exchange my Disney’s FASTPASS ticket for a different time or section?
Your Disney’s FASTPASS ticket is non-transferable. Paradise Park was expertly designed to provide stunning views of World of Color from all areas and section assignments are distributed based on availability and are subject to change without notice.

I don’t have a Disney’s FASTPASS ticket. Can I arrive early and save a space at the Paradise Park viewing area?
In order to prepare for World of Color, Guests must leave Paradise Park a few hours before each day’s first showtime. Entry will begin during the first designated Disney’s FASTPASS return-time window. Guests who do not have a Disney’s FASTPASS® ticket have the option to purchase a dinner package or picnic meal (as available) or view the show from other locations around Paradise Bay.

Can I make advance reservations for World of Color?
There are no advance reservations for World of Color. However, entry to preferred or reserved viewing areas is available as part of special dinner packages at Ariel’s Grotto and the Wine Country Trattoria or by purchasing World of Color picnic meals in advance online or in person at Sonoma Terrace (while supplies last).
For dining reservations, call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call. Advance purchase picnic meals are available only by ordering online. Picnics cannot be pre-ordered by phone. Space and quantities are limited.

What kind of seating is available for World of Color?
The World of Color viewing area in Paradise Park is designed for standing. A limited number of benches are available for Guests who may have difficulty standing.

Are there stairs getting to and from the World of Color viewing area?
Although there are some stairs in the Paradise Park viewing area, there are also ramps connecting the area’s different terraces.

What types of accessibility viewing is available?
Each section of the viewing area has ample space for wheelchairs.

Are assistive listening devices available?
Yes. Disney’s Handheld Devices, which provides assistive listening, can be used in select locations within the World of Color viewing area. Obtain a receiver (deposit required) at the Guest Relations Lobby inside Disney California Adventure Park.

Will I get wet?
Within each viewing section, Guests may choose where to stand, based on availability. Guests standing closer to the water’s edge are most likely to get wet. However, due to the nature of the show and the height of the fountains, other Guests may also get wet. Look for signage in the viewing area that indicates wetter areas.

Is World of Color suitable for younger children?
World of Color is designed for the entire family. However, it does contain fire, strobe effects, lasers, loud noises and rapidly changing scenes of light and dark.

Will some attractions close early during World of Color?
Similar to Fantasyland attractions and Mickey’s Toontown closing prior to fireworks, some attractions will close prior to the first World of Color show. These include:
Attractions closing for the show include:

  • California Screamin’
  • Games of the Boardwalk
  • Golden Zephyr
  • King Triton’s Carousel
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel
  • Silly Symphony Swings

Attraction availability subject to change. Some Paradise Pier food and merchandise locations may also close. Check the Entertainment Schedule or the Entertainment Times Guide at the Disneyland Resort for exact times and closures.

What kind of dining options are located adjacent to World of Color?
Snacks, beverages and quick-service dining is available in and surrounding the Paradise Pier area. Special dinner packages with reserved viewing are available at Ariel’s Grotto and Wine Country Trattoria.

Where can I purchase World of Color souvenir merchandise?
Find World of Color merchandise, including apparel, hats, light-up souvenirs and more, inside Disney California Adventure Park at Laod Bhang’s Pin Traders cart, Point Mugu Tattoo, P.T. Flea Market and Treasures in Paradise. Outside the park, shop for World of Color merchandise at the World of Disney store in the Downtown Disney District.

Is smoking allowed in the World of Color viewing area?
No, smoking is permitted only in designated areas within Disney California Adventure Park.

Are there restrooms close to the viewing area?
There are restrooms adjacent to the Paradise Park viewing area.

Where is the nearest Baby Care Center?
The Baby Care Center is at Pacific Wharf, a short walk from the World of Color viewing area.

What number can I call if I have a question about World of Color?
You can contact Wish Upon A Star Travel at 805.814.0927 or via email.  You can also call the Resort directly.  For all non-dining questions, please call Guest Services at (714) 781-4565. For questions regarding dinner package or for dining package reservations, call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

All information is subject to change without notice.
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