The current version of “World of Color,” titled “World of Color – One,” is set to leave for the holiday season to make way for “World of Color – Season of Light.” But now, sources are suggesting that the show will return again in January 2024, rather than the original “World of Color” show.
World of Color – One
World of Color – One made its debut at Disney California Adventure in January 2023 as part of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration. The show features moments from across Disney’s franchises like “Moana,” “Encanto,” “Star Wars,” and more, while telling a new story of how a single action, like a drop of water, creates a ripple that can grow into a wave of change.
In February 2023, the finale of the show was updated because guests weren’t exactly sure when the show ended. The new ending was tightened up to lessen confusion.
To promote the release of Pixar’s “Elemental,” a limited-time pre-show inspired by the film titled “Elemental Connection” was added to the nighttime spectacular in June 2023.
In September 2023, fire effects returned to World of Color – One following the suspension of fire effects at Disney Parks worldwide after the Maleficent dragon was destroyed by a fire during a performance of “Fantasmic!” at Disneyland Park in April 2023.
You can watch our video of the original version of “World of Color – One,” and it’s updated ending below:
World of Color
The original “World of Color” nighttime fountain, laser, and projection show, debuted in 2010. It was replaced by “World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” for Disneyland’s 60th anniversary “Diamond Celebration” temporarily in 2015-2016, and seasonally over the years with holiday versions.
You can watch our video of the show from its 2022 return below:
“World of Color – Season of Light” will take over from November 10, 2023 through January 7, 2024. Sources suggest that instead of the original World of Color show returning at that point, World of Color – One will be coming back instead. It is unknown when, or if, the original version of the show will return to Paradise Gardens Park.
The above information has not yet been confirmed by Disneyland Resort, and could change between now and January 2024. But, at least for now, it seems that World of Color – One is set to stick around for a while after the holidays.