As I stated elsewhere, one of the things I’m looking forward to on my Disneyland trip this September is the brand new “World of Color” show at Disney’s California Adventure. This is a gigantic new light/water/movie show happening every night, starting in just a few weeks. From all accounts, this is going to be huge. How huge? Well, huge enough that viewing it is apparently going to be a problem. According to a recent post on the Disney Parks Blog, there are several ways they’re offering to get reserved seating for this show every night. You can get a FastPass as soon as the park opens. You can book a “picnic” dinner. Or you can book a table-service dinner at either Ariel’s Grotto or Wine Country Trattoria.
Now, Fantasmic! on both coasts has a dining package that gives you reserved seating. And FastPass is available for many attractions (including a couple shows) on both coasts. And the Animal Kingdom has a “picnic in the park” program, designed to alleviate crowding at the restaurants. But this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a show having so many options for getting a reserved seating for something. That tells me that Disney is expecting the crowds for World of Color to be completely insane. If you don’t do one of these three things, you will not be admitted to the specially-built dining area. You’ll have to find your own location – and hold it – on the Boardwalk side of Paradise Bay. I’m willing to bet people will be stalking out there locations here as soon as the park opens.
Personally, I plan on doing either the picnic or the dinner package. I need to talk to Mike and Casey to get their thoughts. I don’t want to be one of those people who has to camp out for hours upon hours beforehand, and I definitely don’t want to miss this show. I don’t know when I’ll get back to Disneyland after this trip. World of Color is beyond a doubt a must-do.