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    Cool Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    If you didn’t get the hint from the title, this post is about the World of Color at Disney’s California Adventure. For me, this show is something magical… something I could watch over and over again if I had the chance – and still want to come back for more.


    I blame this partly on my Father.


    You see, growing up, I was enthralled with water. Some of my earliest memories were playing with the faucet in the bathroom sink. There are also photos out there… somewhere… of me running around the yard in my diaper swinging the garden hose around. (No, I’m not going to post that picture here.) I think, however, the real tipping point for me was when my Dad gave me my first fountain pump. From that moment on, there was always some form of fountain either being built, tinkered with, or running in the backyard. Of course, once again, my Dad didn’t help matters, always teasing me with getting a Jacuzzi pump to power some massive waterfall down the small slope in the yard. I had images of white water rafting or my personal Niagara Falls constantly running through my head.


    Which is why World of Color is so amazing for me. The technology alone can keep me entertained for hours. I mean, 1,200 fountain nozzles with 18,000 different points of control. My control system, with a massive 16 points of control, pales slightly in comparison. However, Rob has given me permission to expand once the yard is done…. And I already have ideas on how to animate the fountain nozzles.


    This last trip, I took a ton of pictures (close to 2,000) hoping that I would get a few decent shots. Below is what I got…






    Lets go under the sea...

    Look at all the bubbles... NO! My Bubbles!

    Adios Buzz Lightyear!

    Emperor Zurg in Laser goodness.

    On a magic carpet ride!

    MADE YOU LOOK!

    Ok, I would be lying if I said I didn't like this part of the show.

    Dancing hands.

    Applause!

    Brave....

    Still being Brave...

    Then we start with Pocahontas

    I would have to say one of the more colorful parts of the show.

    A waterfall in a water show!

    Look! I see a RAINBOW!!

    Lots of water in the air!

    .... Here comes Johnny Depp.

    They use the fire to dry off the people in the front row.

    Laser skulls are nifty!

    Lion King

    We start the finale.

    Color rings.

    SPLASH!

    One last drying of the crowd.

    HA HA! Everyone is wet again with all that water in the air!

    That's all folks.
    I noticed that when I was scrubbing back and forth in my RAW processing software, because of the number of images I took, it started to look like a time-lapse video. So, I put 1,534 photos together, and this is what I got.




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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    Beautiful photos and personal story to match! Thanks for sharing this with us!

    World of Color is my favorite part of DCA. The way that the motion of the water, when combined with music and color, can evoke such pure and genuine emotion is breathtaking.

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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    Great job on the photos.
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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    Beautiful photos of the show at it most pure and lovely thankfully not corrupted by some "glow with the show" money grab.
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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    Last year because of the fog on new years eve i decided to go to DCA for the fireworks and watching world of color was so awesome that it made up for the foggy night, it was very magical your photos are excellent. if i had it my way WOC would have the Brave, extended pirates, the villains, and troncore segments in one show! Thats how much i love it lol


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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    ^that would be really epic
    and great pictures

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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    Beautiful pics!
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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    ​Nice pictures!
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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    Love it!

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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    Did anyone else get a MST3K feeling?....those who know what I mean will know what I mean...


    Fantastic photos! I really do love that show even if I have only seen it twice. Your photos got some of the best scenes! Thanks for sharing...

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    Re: Ode to World of Color - Lots of Pictures and a Video

    Thanks everyone for the kind words.

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