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.
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!
We start the finale.
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.