TRON Legacy encore in World of Color at California Adventure

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 2:36 AM

The TRON Legacy encore portion of World of Color has been showing nightly for over a month now, but for those that haven't seen the technical capability of World of Color at Disney California Adventure...please treat yourself to the video below -

Of course, it's nothing like seeing it in person, but you can get the gist of the show's scale and visual energy in all of its grandeur in this particular clip.

It gives a slight glimpse into how Imagineers at the Disney California Adventure can add, remove, and tweak the show (such as for holidays, Disney/Pixar promos)...the possibilities are endless.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:52 AM

Wow. I'm really considering a SoCal trip for Thanksgiving next year so I can finally see World of Color.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 4:13 PM

Soooo much better than a giant projector screen in the middle of your park. I think this display makes the bellagio look like child's play in terms of automation & special effects. 20+ FPS projections on water vapor, inspiring to say the least.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 5:04 PM

I would just like to see the show. The last time we were there we went through the line to get the tickets for the show, which was close to an hour and a half. Then we came back to the holding area for our color ticket and waited another two hours before the led us into the viewing area, where we stood for another forty five minutes before the infamous "Due to circumstances beyound our control, this performance of World of Color has been canceled, thank you for your patience". I understand that they are still having issues with it, but it's reliabilty has improved since then,

Last edited by Dutchman, Tuesday, December 21, 2010 5:10 PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:16 PM

It is worth the wait. It is my favorite Disney show in the States.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:36 PM

Dutchman: you must have been at one of the shows I attended earlier this summer. I actually caught the first two cancelled shows, which were not common events. The show has been running without (serious) issues for most of the year now.

The TRONcore (after show segment) is amazing, and for me, is better than the rest of the show. the work integrating Screamin' was just technically amazing. The show still has a definite sweet spot, and viewing it from off center is definitely an impairment. However, it is an amazing piece of technology, and with the new Cars segment that will be dropped in this Spring, and rumoured other "touch ups" it should be even better.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:42 PM

We just saw this two weeks ago and it's true that video doesn't capture the feel of being there. The audio with the bass just goes through you. Even though I'm not particuarly thrilled about Tron (never saw the first one and I'm from that era), the Tron tag on WOC was one of the best parts of the show!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11:48 PM

I think they should light up Screaming like that all the time. It's awesome.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:56 AM

There is no point in lighting Screamin like that since it is closed whenever it's dark out. One of the big negatives about WoC is the impact it has on attraction operating schedules. Night rides on Screamin' are very hard to come by now.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:48 AM

egieszl said:
There is no point in lighting Screamin like that since it is closed whenever it's dark out. One of the big negatives about WoC is the impact it has on attraction operating schedules. Night rides on Screamin' are very hard to come by now.

True but WOC sure brings a ton more people to the park at night than Screamin' does so I'd have to believe it's a trade off they are willing to accept. Still frustrating.

Friday, December 24, 2010 9:38 AM

Don't get me started on all of the WoC flaws.

Friday, December 24, 2010 2:00 PM

I second that...

Friday, December 24, 2010 4:46 PM

The pessimist will always find something negative to say about anything.

Saturday, December 25, 2010 12:16 AM

It's not about being a pessimist. The show really isn't that great and there are so many flaws with the design of the show. I didn't even have that opinion until after I brought a few different groups of "non Disney fanatics" to see the show. Their opinion really changed mine, since I started to look at the show from a new perspective.

Saturday, December 25, 2010 1:44 AM

What was their opinion of the show?

Saturday, December 25, 2010 9:04 AM

Is it me, or does World of Color look like a show that doesn't (and shouldn't) require a lot of thought or analysis? In other words, my impression was that it's an onslaught of eye candy to marvel at, and not much more.

Last edited by Vater, Saturday, December 25, 2010 9:07 AM
Saturday, December 25, 2010 11:51 AM

Some thought or analysis could be put into what does and does not work in the show, how it might be improved. While not perfect World of Color represents a new kind of nighttime spectacular for the Disney Parks, a new visual language in something other than fireworks and live characters. Future editions of the show will likely utilize more of what the creative team has learned from working with all of new tools available to them. The TRONcore already demonstrates some of that evolution.

The audiences we saw the show with seemed to enjoy World of Color quite a bit. They would applaud and cheer when certain characters came up. That's not to say it will be everyone's cup of tea, just that it depends on what an audience expects from a Disney Park nighttime show (familiar characters, music, etc.).

Saturday, December 25, 2010 8:42 PM

I'm still amazed every time I see the Bellagio fountains. I've seen video of World of Color, so I can only imagine how much better that is than the Vegas fountains.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 3:21 PM

I saw the WoC three weeks ago, and the Tron bit was easily the best part of the show. Taken as a whole, I enjoy Fantasmic better, if only because it has a story threading through it. WoC is just a greatest hits package, which is fine, but there's no connective tissue. It focuses mainly on hits post "Little Mermaid" skimming over those offerings perceived as less popular (yeah, I'm talking about you, Emperor).

The GP seems like they love it; I overhead many conversations from folks who were raving about it. Yes, it's impressive to see fountains go 200 feet in the air, but when you live in Vegas and see the Bellagio fountains every time friends visit, you get used to it. I wasn't underwhelmed, but wasn't overwhelmed either. If it had a better graded viewing area, that would be helpful too.


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