World of Color is the new spectacular nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure aimed at raising the bar for after-dark theme park entertainment, and hopefully revitalizing the second gate in California. The show has 1,200 powerful fountains (some shooting 200 feet in the air), Disney and Pixar characters, music, fire, lasers and splash. June 10, 2010 was the world premiere for the event and The DIS was in attendance for the Celebrity “Blue Carpet” event. A more detailed blog will come, but you can check out some of the images of the celebrities at the event after the break. For thoughts on the World of Color World Premiere performance, be sure to check out Tom Bell’s article too.
The media entered Disney California Adventure around 4:00 pm, and we made our way over to the Paradise Pier area where the Blue Carpet was set up. Blue was chosen for the premiere to signify the water used in the show.
California Adventure was all decked out with signage for the new show.
The Blue Carpet was ready and waiting for celebrities to arrive while the media and fans gathered.
All of Disney California Adventure was decked out with new plantings for World of Color.
While we waited for celebrities to appear, Disney entertained us with larger than life World of Color pre-show puppetry.
Notice how the Genie appears out of a lamp on the puppeteer’s foot.
Actor Peter Facinelli (from the Twilight series) walked quickly down the carpet.
Daytime-Emmy nominated actor Cameron Mathison from All My Children and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars had a lot of fun with the crowd.
Desperate Housewives actress Teri Hatcher posed for pictures with fans.
High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens walked briskly past the media.
But the kids from ABC’s Modern Family had a lot of fun with the crowd.
Nolan Gould posed.
Sarah Hyland came over to share her excitement and tell us her favorite color.
Rico Rodriguez (center) hams it up for the camera along with his sister Rani Rodriguez (left) and Phineas and Ferb’s Vincent Martella (right).
Professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya, Dancing With The Stars runner up gave us a wave.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis appeared with her daughter (right).
John Stamos, a huge Disney fan, delighted the crowd while enjoying the event.
Stars from the Jonas Brothers’ Disney Channel show made an appearance.
Chelsie Staub (left), Nicole Anderson (right)
A surprise was an appearance by Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis.
President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger spent a lot of time talking with the “Mom Bloggers.”
Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs spent time to speak with us.
Actor Rob Morrow headed to his seat with his family.
The highlight of the evening was spending time with Jodi Benson, voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Barbie in Toy Story 2 & 3, and special guest on the DIS Unplugged Podcast Cruise 2.0.
Jodi Benson’s family joined her for the evening: husband Ray Benson and children Delaney and McKinley.
Finally, Jake “The Bachelor” Pavelka stopped with fiance Vienna Girardi to talk with us, and tell us how much they dance everyday.
With the Blue Carpet celebrity processional over, the sun began to set over the lagoon, and it was time for the show. Keep following the blog for more photos from the World of Color premiere.
Photos by Dave Parfitt and Tom Bell