‘Summer Nightastic!’ Opens June 11 at Disneyland Resort with Spectacular New ‘World of Color’ Show and Returning Favorites ‘Magical’ Fireworks, ‘Fantasmic!’
ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 29, 2010) – Summer nights at Disneyland Resort will be brighter and more exciting than ever as “Summer Nightastic!” returns, bringing with it the most dazzling show of all: the new “World of Color.”
Presented on Paradise Bay, “World of Color” is a major milestone in the multi-year expansion of Disney’s California Adventure park. The show combines hundreds of versatile, performing fountains, popular Disney music and an all-new kaleidoscope of audio and visual effects, including both classic and new animation projected on giant screens of water. “World of Color” floods the senses and takes the audience on an imaginative, emotional journey into the colorful worlds of Disney classics such as “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid” along with Disney•Pixar films including “Toy Story” and “Finding Nemo.”
“Nighttime is especially exciting during the summer at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Disneyland Resort. “The addition of ‘World of Color’ to our ‘Summer Nightastic!’ entertainment program continues to raise the bar for the after-dark experience at Disneyland Resort.”
The premiere of “World of Color” will add new sparkle to an already radiant lineup of favorite nighttime experiences in Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. A formidable, fire-breathing dragon joined the cast of “Fantasmic!” last summer, and the “Magical” fireworks spectacular also debuted in 2009, sending Dumbo into the air over Sleeping Beauty Castle for the first time.
“Summer Nightastic!” 2010 premieres Friday, June 11, and continues nightly through Sunday, Aug. 29, at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. “Magical” fireworks continue through Labor Day weekend. “World of Color” and “Fantasmic!” will continue to entertain guests on select dates year-round.
MORE ‘FANTASMIC!’ THAN EVER: Guests will enjoy magical thrills in the popular “Fantasmic!” spectacular on the Rivers of America in Frontierland. Recent enhancements include the climactic transformation of the evil Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” into a fully animated 40-foot-tall dragon. The show has also added cutting-edge digital video technology and an appearance by Flotsam and Jetsam, the slithering eels who serve Ursula the Sea Witch in “The Little Mermaid.”
‘MAGICAL’ CELEBRATION IN THE SKY: Now entering its second summer, “Magical” has proven that the Disneyland Resort continues to outdo itself when it comes to sensational fireworks shows. The familiar image of Tinker Bell lights up the show, now followed by another airborne Disney character, Dumbo the flying elephant, who dances across the night sky over Sleeping Beauty Castle. Acclaimed puppeteer Michael Curry, whose credits include Olympic opening ceremonies and “The Lion King” on Broadway, has created a Dumbo with lifelike movements that are accentuated by the show’s marvelous melodies. Tink waves her wand to awaken a fantastic array of Disney’s most magical characters: Pinocchio, Mary Poppins, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, and the Three Good Fairies from “Sleeping Beauty.”
NEW FACES IN TOY STORY MANIA!: With the June 2010 release of the Disney•Pixar animated motion picture “Toy Story 3,” a new game and some new characters from “Toy Story 3” will take their places in the “virtual midway” of the Toy Story Mania! attraction along Paradise Pier in Disney’s California Adventure. Guests who experience the interactive ride-game attraction will encounter exciting, new challenges presented by fun, new faces this summer. In addition, there will be opportunities for up-close fun with an all-new character from “Toy Story 3” – Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear.
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY IN TOMORROWLAND: Summer is a time for tweens, teens and families to hang out and dance the night away at the TLT Dance Club on Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland. Dazzling décor includes an illuminated DJ console where the TLT Dance Club DJ spins dance tunes guaranteed to keep Tomorrowland rockin’ all night. Live bands and DJs from the hottest Southern California radio stations will appear on selected nights throughout the summer.
PIXIE HOLLOW ENCHANTMENT: Tucked into the glen near the entrance to Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Pixie Hollow home of Tinker Bell and her friends comes to life at night in iridescent light shows. Pixie dust cascades across the landscape and radiates into the pond. Even the water becomes enchanted as playful fountains spring to life, pop jets perform with whimsical precision and sparkling strobes shine throughout Pixie Hollow. As always, Tinker Bell herself is there to greet guests and welcome them into her magical realm.
BARGAINS AND SPECIAL EXPERIENCES FOR THE COST-CONSCIOUS TRAVELER: Guests looking for a Disneyland Resort getaway on a budget will find great savings this summer at any of the three on-site resort hotels. Through Sept. 1, savings options include up to 40 percent off the room rates at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa; up to 35 percent off at the Disneyland Hotel; or up to 30 percent off at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. These hotel room offers require a two-night minimum stay. Guests staying at any one of the Disneyland Resort hotels are within easy walking distance of both theme parks and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment of the Downtown Disney District. Other resort hotel benefits include Disney character wake-up calls, easy access to character dining locations, and a “Key to the Magic” card – a pass that allows guests to charge meals and merchandise to their hotel accounts. And of course, staying in a Disneyland Resort hotel entitles guests to legendary Disney service from the moment of check-in. For guests in search of a complete package for a longer vacation, Disneyland Resort offers “2 More Nights Free.” Guests who book by Sept. 1 can receive two extra nights of hotel accommodations and two more days of admission added to their theme park tickets for free, when they book a three-night, three-day Disneyland Resort vacation package. The special vacation package provides guests five days and nights of magical Disneyland Resort experiences, for the price of three. Guests who book “2 More Nights Free” and hotel guests with admission tickets will enjoy the additional benefits of one Magic Morning early admission to Disneyland and select attractions.