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Parades and Shows - Disney California Adventure

 

 



Mad T Party

The Mad T Party features a live band, dancing, unique entertainment and fun-filled games, plus exclusive signature foods, beverages and merchandise all inspired by Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland".


Minnie's Fly Girls Charter Airline

Minnie's Fly Girls are no longer appearing at Disney California Adventure.

In this interactive show in Condor Flats, Minnie Mouse and her flight crew sing songs from the '40s, '50s and '60s, including a medley of their destinations ("The Girl from Ipanama") and songs from Dumbo ("When I See an Elephant Fly) and Peter Pan ("You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!").


Red Car News Boys

The Red Car News Boys roll into Buena Vista Street on one of the distinctive Red Car Trolleys performing period tunes, includng a song from the stage musical "Newsies".  Mickey even joins in the fun and the boys encourage him to Seize the Day.


Five 'N' Dime

A group of maverick musicians arrive in their makeshift jalopy on their way from Chicago to Hollywood looking for their big break. They enlist the help of the crowd (and Goofy) while performing standards from the 20s and 30s.


Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party

Guests have a chance to join in on dancing and activities while a DJ spins songs in this interactive dance party featuring the Disney Channel favorites.  The fun takes place several times a day near Paradise Park.


Disney's World of Color



This nighttime water spectacular premiered June 11, 2010.  World of Color combines fountains, movie projections and lighting effects to produce the popular show.

Fountains shoot water 200 feet into the air, creating the world's largest projected water screen measuring 380 feet by 50 feet allowing for 19,000 square feet of viewing.  The jets of water move in time to the original Sherman Brothers score from the 1960's TV show "World of Color."  Popular Disney characters are brought to life in the sprays of water and on the shimmering mist screens.

Fun Wheel Challenge

Want something fun to do while you wait for World of Color? Check out the Fun Wheel Challenge. Just join the PierGames WiFi network from your mobile device and play the game within your device's web browser. Beginning 45 minutes before the show, play along with guests with Mickey's Fun Wheel as your giant game board. If you win, you get to control the lights on Mickey's Fun Wheel right from your phone!

Want Reserved Seating?

There is room for approximately 4,200 guests to view World of Color from the Paradise Pier area.  Please note - this is standing room only.  In spite of its size, this area gets crowded very easily, as World of Color is quite popular.  We recommend getting a reserved location to view the show.  There are a few ways to do this. 

FASTPASS

Guests can get a FASTPASS in the morning for the evening's show at the Grizzly River Run FASTPASS terminals.  There are a limited number of FASTPASSES available and you will get an assigned time to view the show.  If you arrive before park opening to get a FASTPASS, you may enter the Esplanade at 7 am and line up at Disney California Adventure's Main Entrance.  You will be walked into the park at opening and over to the FASTPASS terminals.  Guests with fast passes can view the show from Paradise Park in three distinct areas, delineated as the ‘blue section’, ‘red section’ and ‘yellow section’.  The color of your section depends on how early you get your fastpass, with blue being the first ones given out, followed by red, then yellow.  Guests without fastpasses will need to view the show from the boardwalk area and will only see the ‘back side’ of the show.  These are mostly obstructed view locations, and while you can still appreciate the water display, I’m not sure how good the film projection on to the water will be from that angle.  There is also a VERY small area to the right of Ariel’s Grotto restaurant that is for non-fast pass holders.

Early FASTPASS entry:  Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel (Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa ) are now able to enter Disney California Adventure through the private entrance located at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 30 minutes earlier than the park's listed opening time. This will allow resort guests to get in line for Disney’s Fastpass tickets to that evening's performances of World of Color.

World of Color Picnic and Dining Packages

Enjoy a Picnic in the Park or a relaxing adult lunch or dinner followed by special reserved viewing for the World of Color show.

Picnic meals can be ordered for $15.99 online here or by walk-up at the Sonoma Terrace, Golden Vine Winery.  They may be picked up at the Sonoma Terrace from 2 pm - 8 pm and will include a reserved viewing ticket indicating your assigned time to view the show.

Dining packages are available at Carthay Circle Restaurant and Wine Country Trattoria.   Space is limited and they must be reserved by calling 714-781-DINE.

Glow with the Show

Get your Glow with the Show ears and become part of World of Color.  These special Mickey Mouse ears interact with the show and light up in various colors to the music.  The ears also interact with Mad T Party and Disneyland Park's Fantasmic!


Instant Concert...Just Add Water

Goofy dons his tuxedo and "conducts" the fountains in Paradise Bay for several daytime mini-concerts.


DJ's Dance 'n Drive

DJ spins his favorite tunes and the Carhops from Flo's V-8 Cafe can't help but dance along.  You're invited to join in the fun in this party on wheels!


Pixar Play Parade

Join ‘Pixar’ Characters from Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monster's Inc, Cars, Toy Story and A Bug's Life in this fun parade.

Among the floats is "The Incredibles" themed Omnidroid Robot with Syndrome and a fiery Jack-Jack. Accompanying this float will be Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible and Frozone flying hovercrafts.

Be prepared to get a bit wet. Buzz Lightyear's rocket ship has a laser that shoots water and trails a vapor mist. Mr. Potato Head's lapel flower squirts and Dory and Nemo blow bubbles.

Check daily guide for times.




Disney's Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular

This is the absolute best Disney theme park stage show. The cast is always great with the Genie stealing the show.

The theater itself is huge and has balcony seating as well as orchestra and mezzanine. Once the show begins, you're dazzled by the amazing staging, the special effects and the incredible cast. Even the Magic Carpet comes to life in this production.

Aladdin's parade is spectacular. If you get a front row seat in the mezzanine, it passes right in front of you. (The kids will love that.)

The best is the Genie. Sure, it's the same songs but there are plenty of references to current pop culture that are hilarious.

Even if you're not a huge fan of Aladdin, you won't want to miss this show.

Check daily guide for show times.

Disney's Aladdin show

 


Disney Junior Live on Stage!

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Disney Junior


Disney Junior features current Disney Channel favorites in a cute 20 minute interactive show.

Characters from "Jake and the NeverLand Pirates", "Sofia the First", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Doc McStuffins" are among those featured in this preschool designed show.

The audience is invited to sit on the floor. Kids can join in and sing and dance along with familiar tunes from the Disney Channel pre-school lineup.

 


Turtle Talk with Crush

This interactive show with everybody’s favorite turtle from Finding Nemo, can be found in the Disney Animation building, in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot.  Inside the show, there are movie theater like seats for the adults and a large open space on the floor, in front of the screen, where children are encouraged to sit (adults are welcome to join them there too if they like). 

Turtle Talk with Crush Disney's California Adventure Park

Before long your host will be introducing you to Crush, who appears on the screen to look at all “the humans in the human tank”.  Through some amazing technology, Crush is then able to interact with the children in the audience. Throughout the show Crush asks questions of the audience members and then answers some too.  He also encourages children to use words such as “totally”, “righteous”, and “dude”.

Every show of Turtle Talk offers a different dialogue, but it is always filled with lots of laughs.

 


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