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Parades and Shows - Disney California Adventure

 

 


Jammin' on the Backlot

Gather with family and friends for a nightly dance party in the Hollywood Land Backlot.  Enjoy a DJ spinning upbeat music, Disney trivia, and face painting in this family-friendly environment.  Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.   The fun typically begins at 6:00pm and continues until park close.

 

 


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.

 

 

 


Disney's World of Color: Celebrate! - The Wonderful World of Walt Disney



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.

For the Diamond Celebration, Mickey Mouse and Neil Patrick Harris take guests on a fun and inspirational journey exploring Walt Disney's decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and his dream of Disneyland Park, culminating in a madcap musical tour of Disneyland Resort attractions as they've never been seen before.

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(s) 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.  Guests with fast passes can view the show from Paradise Park in various distinct areas, delineated by color.   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.  



World of Color Dining Packages

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

Dining packages are available at Carthay Circle Restaurant and Wine Country Trattoria (or seasonally at Ariel's Grotto).   Space is limited and they must be reserved by calling 714-781-DINE.

World of Color Dessert Party

Watch World of Color while you relax at a high-top table and enjoy a selection of desserts including Dulce de Leche-filled cookies and Mickey Coconut Macaroons, plus fruit and artisanal cheeses.  Guests can also enjoy a glass of sparkling wine (over 21) or sparkling cider.  The cost is $79 plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations are recommended.

Made With Magic

Get your Made With Magic 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!

 


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.




Frozen - Live at the Hyperion

This new show 60+ minute show recreates the entire story of Anna and Elsa live on stage.

 

The Hyperion's stage has been updated and features a huge video wall, which combine with physical props to help set the scene.

 

 

Elaborate costumes and exciting special effects, including snow, enhance the production even further.

 

The show is performed several times a day and FastPass is recommended.

 

Frozen Dining Packages

 

Enchance the show with these special experiences:

 

Frozen Pre-Show

$49

Stage 17 has been transformed into the wintery world of Arendelle.  Inside you'll find: shave ice treats, a beverage station, photo-op locations, original art from the stage show, and a magical snow moment.  The Pre-Show begins 1.5 hours before select performances.

Guests also receive priorty seats to Frozen-Live at the Hyperion.

Reservations are required.  Admission to Disney California Adventure is required.

 

Frozen Pre-Show Plus Lunch

Carthay Circle Restaurant/Stage 17

$99 Adults/$79 Children 3-9

Enjoy a 3-course lunch at Carthay Circle Restaurant that includes soup and salad, plus your choice of entree, and dessert.  After lunch, experience the Pre-Show at Stage 17 and priority seating at Frozen-Live at the Hyperion.

Reservations are required.  Admission to Disney California Adventure is required.

 

Frozen Pre-Show Plus Dinner & VIP Experience

$299

Enjoy the Pre-Show at Stage 17, followed by priority seating at Frozen-Live a the Hyperion.  After the show, guests will have an opportunity to head backstage for a look at the show's costumes, plus have their photo taken on the Hyperion's stage.  After the VIP backstage experience, guests will enjoy a 4-course dinner at Carthay Circle Restaurant.

Reservations are required.  Admission to Disney California Adventure is required.

 


Disney Junior Live on Stage!

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

Finding Dory

Characters from Disney-Pixar's "Finding Dory" have joined Turtle Talk with Crush, including Dory, Squirt, Marlin, Nemo and new characters Destiny the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale and Hank the "septopus".

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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