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Parades and Shows - Disney California Adventure



Red Car Trolley News Boys

The Red Car Trolley News Boys roll into Buena Vista Street several times a day on one of the distinctive Red Car Trolleys performing period tunes, including 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 - on hiatus

World of Color is currently undergoing an extended refurbishment. The show is expected to return in late 2018.


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. 


Guests can get a FASTPASS in the morning for the evening's show(s) at the FASTPASS terminals around the corner from The Little Mermaid-Ariel's Undersea Adventure.  There are a limited number of FASTPASSES available and you will get an assigned time to view the show.  Guests with FASTPASSES 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 3-course lunch or dinner followed by special reserved viewing for the World of Color show.

Dining packages are available at Carthay Circle Restaurant, Wine Country Trattoria or Ariel's Grotto. Space is limited and they must be reserved by calling 714-781-DINE. Pricing is subject to change:

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.



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.  The party happens several times a day right in the middle of Cars Land!

Paint the Night - final performance 11/07/18



Over one million colorful lights will make their way through California Adventure in this updated nighttime electrical parade that features Cars, Monsters Inc., and some of your favorite Disney Princesses, plus Mickey and the gang!



In 2018, a new Incredibles themed float was added to the parade to celebrate the opening of Pixar Pier!


Paint the Night Dining Packages


Carthay Circle Restaurant

Includes a 4-course prix fixe menu, plus voucher for a reserved viewing section near the restaurant

Dinner: $99 adults, $45 children (ages 3-9)


Wine Country Trattoria

Includes a 3-course prix fixe menu, plus voucher for a reserved viewing section

Lunch: $38 adults, $21 children (ages 3-9)

Dinner: $49 adults, $25 children (ages 3-9)


Sonoma Terrace Paint The Night Reception


Includes a charcuterie tray and desserts, plus beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, plus a seat in a reserved viewing area with boxed truffles

$79 per person

Frozen - Live at the Hyperion

This entertaining show recreates nearly the entire story of Anna and Elsa live on stage.


The Hyperion's state-of-the-art stage features a huge video wall, which combines with physical props and lifts to help set the scene.



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


You'll find your self singing along as you're immersed in the story.

Disney Junior Dance Party

Beginning 02/01/19, Vampirina, Disney Junior's newest star, will join the dance party!

Disney Junior Dance Party features current Disney Channel favorites in a fun interactive show.


Join characters from "Mickey and the Roadster Racers", " Doc McStuffins", "Sofia the First", and "The Lion Guard" as the DJs keep the party going.

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 (and Finding Dory), 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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