World of Color fire testing image

A video showing testing of the upcoming World of Color show at Disney's California Adventure has emerged online, showing off the state-of-the-art water and lighting effects it will use.

The video, embedded below, shows how the combination of powerful fountains and lighting arrays combines to produce elements of the show. However, to get a full impression of the scope of World of Color, excited fans should also see the recent video posted to the Disney Parks blog, which shows how animated footage will projected onto enormous water screens.

World of Color has been compared to the famous fountain show at the Bellagio casino is Las Vegas, which also synchronises water effects with music. However, it is clear from the new footage that World of Color will be a very different experience, combining traditional Disney animation and storytelling with water, fire and lighting effects. The show will feature animation from a variety of Disney films, plus new animations produced especially for it.

The launch of World of Color will give Disney's California Adventure the evening showpiece that some have complained the park has been missing since its 2001 opening. Located in the Paradise Pier area of the park, it was originally expected to open in March but is now likely to debut in late April or early May.

Disney is investing $1.1 billion into upgrading Disney's California Adventure, which will see a number of attraction upgrades and additions over the next 2 years. This will include a whole new land - Cars Land - plus new "E-Ticket" attractions Radiator Springs Racers and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

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