The Orange County Register delivered some good news this week, reporting that the beloved World of Color show at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim will soon return.
On February 11, Marla Jo Fisher reported:
The popular World of Color water-and-light spectacle is slated to return to Disney California Adventure on Saturday, Feb. 23, Disneyland officials confirmed Monday, more than nine months after it was shut down in the wake of a mysterious accident.
The show has been a huge hit at Disney California Adventure ever since it debuted in 2010, showcasing some 1,200 musical fountains that feature state-of-the-art laser projection technology that’s also in use elsewhere in the resort, including Disneyland.
The show is so popular that many people buy dining packages that include reserved spots to watch the 22-minute-long spectacular. The packages are now available for reservation starting on Feb. 23, Disney officials said Monday.
In October of 2018, Twitter reports pointed to an accident which shuttered the show for some time:
World of Color shut down after an accident involving the underwater technology, although accounts differ as to exactly what happened.
Due to the complex nature of the computerized technology required to run the water show, which operates in its own 3.5 acre lagoon, a malfunction can take a long time to repair. The show took five years to create and uses an underwater grid with 18,000 points of control for lighting, color intensity, water angle and fountain height. Fountains can surge as high as 200 feet.
I’m heading to Disneyland Resort in April, and I’ll tweet about the show when I get to see it Anaheim!