Disney is world renowned for bringing magic into the attractions in their theme parks, but it is nice to get the occasional insider’s look into what makes things work sometimes.

Guests of the Disneyland Resort light up the night thanks to new Glow with the Show ear hats that change colors in sync with shows at Disney California Adventure Park. Fun interactive versions of the famous Mickey Ear hats incorporate the latest, infra-red trigger technology to engage the audience during World of Color and Mad T Party. The Ear hats feature iridescent lights that change to complement the imagery and beat of the shows. When not activated by the shows, more surprises are in store for guests as the magical ears glow with other settings around Disney California Adventure Park.

Disney’s Creative Entertainment Technical Director, Chuck Davis, shows us in this video the technology behind the new “Glow with the Show” ears and how they synchronize with the World of Color shows at Disney California Adventure Park.