2010 is when the World of Color debuted
5 years were needed to complete the World of color development process, from planning to launch. A variety of concepts were reviewed from rides to shows were considered for the Paradise Bay lagoon during the initial brainstorming.
15 months were needed to transform Paradise Bay for World of Color.
50 animators from Disney and Pixar created the elements of the World of Color
3.5 acres with 15 million gallons of water are used in the man made lagoon for World of Color Show
9,000-capacity viewing area will provide Disney’s California Adventure guests the best view in the park of this exciting nighttime extravaganza.
25 minutes is the total length of this exciting new show
1 full acre of engineered superstructure, longer than a football field and capable of settling on 3 levels – 1 for the performance, 1 under the water surface and one for maintenance.
1,200 powerful and programmable fountains will be used in the World of Color Show
8 different types of computerized and synchronized fountains create a giant underwater lattice of these geyser-inducing gushers, bringing Disney animation to life like never before.
600+ Grid Fountains are used in the World of Color show
400+ Chaser Fountains are used in the World of Color show
65 Dual Water Whip Fountains are used in the World of Color show
65 Dual Water Whip Fountains create a water screen that measures 19,000+ square ft.
380-foot projection surface, rising 50 ft in air is at rear of underwater platform, created by the Dual Water Whip Fountains
76 Single Water Whip Fountains are used in the World of Color show
12 Flower Spout Fountains are used in the World of Color show
10 Geyser Fountains are used in the World of Color show
6 Dancer Fountains have swirling dual nozzles that create intertwining streams of water.
4 Butterfly Fountains create the “movie” screen used to project the movie on.
36 fire cannons of varying sizes and 16 of the fire cannons are mounted on swivels in the World of Color Show
18,000 points of control are used in a vast underwater grid. Each fountain has multiple points of control for lighting, color intensity, water angle, height and more.
30 feet to 200 feet in the air is the height some of the fountains can reach(by way of comparison, Mickey’s Fun Wheel reaches a height of 150 feet, some of it below the edge of the lagoon)
80 feet above the lagoon is how high the Scenic elements will rise
380 feet wide by 50 feet high is the dimension so the world’s largest water projection screen used in the World of Color
19,000 square feet is the surface are of the world’s largest water projection screen used in the World of Color
100,000 digital images and several different animation styles – computer-generated, paper, sand, 2-D and 3-D animation – were gathered to create the fantastic, innovative visuals.
28 projectors are used in the World of Color show and 14 of them, submersible, all projectors are used to help bring the vibrant, colorful images to life.
3 submersible electrical rooms, each the size of a semi trailer and each weighing approximately 30,000 lbs. As the show is performing, these rooms can travel up and down with the platform like submarines, controlling the power and infrastructure that runs the fountains and lights.
75 miles of cable help control the lift tables and show equipment in the lagoon cable trays.
8 decades of classic Disney music & songs are used to create the soundtrack for the World of Color
79,000 musical notes are used in the World of Color Score
100 speakers and 48 tracks of show audio are used for the World of Color show
100-piece orchestra was used to created the soundtrack for World of Color by David Hamilton who also conducted the orchestra and contributed to the
100-piece orchestra that recorded the score included 60 strings, 15 brass, a 12 woodwinds and a harp, plus guitar, percussion, keyboards and synthesizers. Bruce Healey, senior music director/producer, Disney Entertainment Productions, called it “a privilege to be able to work with the best musicians and in the best recording studio, Abbey Road in London.”
100 voices, soloists and choir were used to record the soundtrack for the World of Color