World of Color Lights Up Honeymoon

Written by Rick Wright. Posted in Disneyland Resort, Features, Weekend Update

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Published on August 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm with 6 Comments

We have traveled from one side of the U.S. to the other, following Rya86n around on his dream honeymoon. As their spectacular trip draws to a close, the World of Color show in Disney California Adventure provides a spectacular conclusion – albeit with a slight hiccup along the way. ~~Rick

I waited the better part of two years to take these photos. I’ve only made the Weekend Update readers wait 2 weeks. Ever since my first DCA trip, I’ve loved Paradise Pier at night time.

With all the lights lit up and reflecting off the water look amazing.

Although, this particular trip, a few things have changed…

Firstly, Paradise Park

Mickey’s Fun Wheel

(ok, so technically, this did look like this last time…)

Most importantly, Fountains!

After 18months waiting, these two Australians finally get to see World of Color in person!

But first, the pre-show.

Festive, of course to suit the season.

And Prep and Landing

Pre show ends, excitement builds

I see colour…

…a wonderful world of colour!

E-stop! :(

Turns out after a day at DCA, and hours sitting around, intent on the perfect WOC viewing location, we’d be waiting at least one more day to see World of Color.

So what do two Disney-loving, honeymooning tourists do after a failed WOC?

Go back to the hotel and create our own version!

We returned the next evening, stopped here for dinner and had our finger’s crossed we wouldn’t be watching the iPhone version again tonight.

We’re in luck!

What a show. In the end, it was certainly worth the wait.

Paradise Bay continues to look amazing after the show is done.

Right up until the final huzzah…

…and the lights go out.

Leaving us both just that little bit more excited than the previous night.

About Rick Wright

Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]

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  • Johnny

    Wonderful photos. Congratulations to the newlyweds and thanks for sharing!

  • composerboy

    I think it’s a shame that you saw the show through a camera or worse – a phone. Why not just enjoy the show as it happens and show people back home some of the thousands of photos and videos already on the internet?

    • rya86n

      @composerboy there is now shame at all. I saw the show a total of 4 times during our visit (or 4 1/2 if you count the false start), 2 of which I photographed. You see, when Disney trips are few and far between for international guests, there is something special about capturing your own memories and having those to look back on in what can often turn out to be years until the next time you find yourself experiencing the magic in person again.
      I take theme park photos because I love the atmosphere, environment and unique quality that the themed lands bring to a photograph, capturing just that little bit of magic that cannot exist outside the gates in the real world. I take my photos because I am passionate about it, not because I want to show everyone back home — viewing other people’s holiday snaps can be quite tedious.

      • OriginalMousekteer

        Beautifully said. And it should be noted, your photos are exceptional.

  • martinjbell1986

    Well said! World of Color is my favorite thing in the parks and I still enjoy taking pictures from the different vantage points we get every time. Your camera takes amazing shots! Someone else’s photos are never as impressive when your telling everyone back home about your trip. Congratulations you two!

  • CupcakeTerror

    Outstanding photos of the show!! Thank you so much for sharing. :)