All New World of Color – Winter Dreams Debuts at Disneyland November 15, 2013

If you want to spend your family holiday at Disneyland, then it’s not too early to make plans for the Anaheim, CA resort.  In fact, yesterday, the Disneyland Resort announced an all new WORLD OF COLOR – WINTER DREAMS light and water show will debut at Disney California Adventure theme park on November 15, 2013.  The show will spotlight the new Walt Disney Animation Studios film FROZEN as well as Disney and Pixar characters in other wintry scenes.  World of Color, the incredibly popular nighttime spectacular, has previously added new scenes for Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE as well as TRON: LEGACY, but this is the first “all-new” show since its premiere in 2010.  Continue reading for more details from Disneyland’s press release.

Update November 9, 2013

Disney released a video snippet of the rehearsal for “World of Color – Winter Dreams” the all new show debuting November 15, 2013.  I love the classic Nutcracker music playing in this clip.

Original post from July 26, follows below

Disneyland World of Color - Winter Dreams

From Disneyland Resort’s Press Release

“World of Color − Winter Dreams,” an all-new holiday version of the popular World of Color after-dark spectacular, will debut at Disney California Adventure Park, Friday, Nov 15, adding even more merriment to the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort.

Hosted by Olaf the Snowman, from the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated feature “Frozen,” the “World of Color − Winter Dreams” show combines new animation with classic winter scenes from such beloved Disney films as “Bambi,” “Fantasia” and “Toy Story.”  The show will include new special effects and present some new methods for utilizing the massive “stage” of water, color and light on which “World of Color” is presented.

Disneyland World of Color - Winter Dreams

Steve Davison, creative director of the original “World of Color” show in Disney California Adventure, is also staging “World of Color − Winter Dreams.”  Davison, vice president of parades and spectaculars, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, said

I am so excited to be bringing new magic to ‘World of Color’ this holiday season.  The brand-new show is filled with great music, new effects and, of course, all the magnificence of the ‘World of Color’ fountain and projection system.  It’s going to be a very powerful and amazing experience for guests of all ages.

Millions of guests have enjoyed “World of Color” since it opened to rave reviews in 2010, part of the five-year expansion of Disney California Adventure.  The breathtaking, nighttime spectacular brings animation to life on Paradise Bay, as nearly 1,200 powerful fountains create one of the world’s largest projected water screens.

Disneyland World of Color - Winter Dreams

Holidays are always a very special time at the Disneyland Resort, with themed entertainment, sparkling decorations, delicious treats and holiday shopping.  Along with the new “World of Color − Winter Dreams,” the season will welcome the return of beloved Disneyland Park holiday traditions such as “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, “it’s a small world” Holiday and “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks followed by a holiday snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., New Orleans Square and “it’s a small world” mall.  Of course, Santa Claus appears in the parade throughout the season and also will be greeting guests and listening to holiday wishes through Dec 24.

Disney California Adventure gets its own spectacular seasonal makeover with festive – and often whimsical – holiday décor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land,” Paradise Pier and Buena Vista Street.  For a taste of some of the holiday displays, click here for a Christmas photowalk down Buena Vista Street by Chrysty Summers.

Disney California Adventure Holidays

Disneyland Resort hotels join in the holiday festivities with twinkling lights and ornaments, special entertainment and holiday dining with themed menus.  Expanded hours at both Disneyland Resort theme parks extend the family fun and offer more time for guests to enjoy all there is to see and do at the Disneyland Resort.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.