No way Jose! We are going to Disneyland! 3/13 - Movin' on Up!

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  1. LovintheLodge

    LovintheLodge DIS Veteran

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    I am soooo enjoying your report! My family is headed to DLR next month for the first time. We are visiting with family nearby so splitting our time between staying at their house and staying 4 nights at the Candy Cane Inn. They have annual passes and go all the time. I bought 6 day park hoppers for flexibility since we may take a couple of brief trips before our stay at CCI.

    Your report is definitely helping me learn the 'lay of the land' and giving me lots of tips for our upcoming trip! Can't wait for more...

    Kerry

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  3. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

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    When I call Disney I often have a hold time. I'm not sure this song is on the normal line, but they have one that helped inspire the World of Color on the one I call. It gets stuck in my head and I sing it every time I look at these pictures.

    The World of Color is an AWESOME show. If you are going to Disneyland DO.NOT.MISS.IT! I know in the past there have been discussions of WDW adding a show like this to one of the parks (and even DTD); I reallyyyyyyyyy hope that happens. It would be an incredible addition!

    So we devoured our cheesecake, took some pictures and waited. Before we knew it, the show started...I took 274 pictures of this show! :lmao:

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    All the water spray nozzles turned color and started to randomly shoot streams into the air

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    They go REALLY high!

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    I believe there are three sets of GIANT walls of water like this, all projecting the same image. The experience from far back has to be pretty incredible seeing all three at the same time!

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    Under the Sea

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    The projection is so big, it's almost like you become part of the movie.

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    Transition into the next movie

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    It was so neat how they easily went from movie to movie, changing the mood completely with the colors and styles of the water and the music.

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    Up! This was a really neat scene, looks like the house rose out of the water.

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    Aladdin

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    I am pretty sure that is the Genie!

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    Look at the height on that water!

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  4. brookelizabeth

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    And then....this. Pirates! None of my movie clips came out that well, but this definitely the most dramatic part of the entire show. It is awesome!

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    Yay! A movie scene did kind of come out!

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    And just when you thought it couldn't get more intense...suddenly there are balls of FIRE!

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    My camera had a hard time focusing, it was all so fast and the light would change so dramatically in a second. VERY sensory here-it's incredible.

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    Between the fantastic musical score, the heat of the fire, the quickly changing scenes, the color-this is a segment of the show where I felt like I had been taken to another place, it's so sensory it overwhelms you and you forget where you are. Really, really, REALLY awesome.

    At the end of the Pirate's section, Jack Sparrow comes on and says something like, "Did you catch that? Good, because I don't want to do it again!" Ha!!

    After Pirates, they show a bunch of film clips - pretty quickly.

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    Ah! Here you can see the three screens.

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    It was almost strange to see white water after so many colors!

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  5. brookelizabeth

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    More fire! This was the grand finale of the show. I believe the overall show ended with Sorcerer Mickey, which would be appropriate!

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    And then...

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    World of Color in the old logo was "written" across the water as an ending.

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    Beautiful beautiful show! The water, light and musical score alone make the show amazing. The movie clips make it Disney.

    I had to linger. I couldn't leave quite yet. I just couldn't take my eyes off it all. The jets turned back on just a bit, creating a beautiful look.

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    And the World of Color logo faded, but the jets stayed on.

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    In case you can't tell, I really liked it. :laughing: And despite being in the wet zone, we didn't get wet AT ALL!! I was so thankful, while it wasn't cold that night, it was a bit chilly-water would have been awful.

    We had discussed earlier high tailing it over to Disneyland to catch the fireworks, but Momma lingered far too long. DCA was a total madhouse trying to get out...by the time we exited into the plaza, the fireworks were well under way. We watched a few from outside the Disneyland gates while we all chatted.

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  6. brookelizabeth

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    I was exhausted, Henry was practically asleep, Joe was ready to go back to the hotel-but Nichol was ready for Disneyland! :rotfl:

    Since I hadn't seen her in forever, Joe encouraged I go to the park with her to ride Indiana Jones since I had missed on it the previous day...so I did! Despite being so tired, I carried on!

    We said goodbye to the boys and entered the park, aimed right for Indiana Jones where we decided to ride Single Rider. The park was busy! This was a Friday night and it wasn't too cold, so the locals were out in full-force. But...they were mostly just standing around. The ride lines weren't too bad overall. They just come to Disneyland to hang out. The really popular rides, like Indiana Jones definitely had a wait, but the smaller rides really didn't.

    We entered through the exit at Indiana Jones, good thing Nichol knew where she was going-the Single Riders line is NOT marked and it's completely confusing to those of us with no sense of direction like myself! We waited maybe about 20 minutes, which I didn't think was too bad-and we ened up right next to each other in the same ride vehicle! :woohoo: The lines must have just been getting longer and longer because they loaded a bunch of Single Riders together.

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    Hidden Mickey from the queue

    I really didn't know what to expect here. Joe said "don't sit on the edge" and guess where I ended up. :lmao: Yep! The edge. We started in our jeep-it's pretty much the same as Dinosaur in Animal Kingdom (they are the same ride vehicle mechanically, just look different) - and entered a room with 3 doors.

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    One pops open and off you go! There can be three different paths your jeep goes! How cool! As you are going through the ride you can see other jeeps on the journey. The rooms the ride goes through are HUGE - it really feels like you are there, unlike Dinosaur where I feel like I'm really on a track. I was SCREAMIN'! Oh man, this ride is intense in such a good way. It really is like you are IN the Indiana Jones movies. It easily became my favorite Disney ride EVER.

    We decided to go ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad next...but it was down. We waited it out a bit. Chatted. Waited. Chatted. Got a snack.

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    The mug I got with hot chocolate in it! (btw, Disneyland has the BEST hot chocolate-so creamy!)

    Waited...nothing. The Cast Members had no idea when it would be back. So, we finally gave up and opted for another ride on Indiana Jones-I don't mind one bit!

    We hopped back into the Single Rider Line and waited, and waited, and WAITED. We were at a point that was a ways back from where we even started the first time and were not moving.

    I was fading fast.

    Finally, despite REALLY wanting to go again, I just couldn't stay up any longer. Nichol perfectly understood and we decided to leave the park. We parted ways at DTD since she was parked there, made plans to meet up tomorrow, and I slowlyyyyy made the trek back to Paradise Pier. It's really not far, but I was dragging and that felt like the longest walk!

    When I got close I noticed this

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    At night they project Goofy on the surfboard that is on the side of the parking ramp building. How clever. It brought a smile to my face and little elements like that made me fall in love with Disneyland.

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  7. KristiMc

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    Great pictures. I so want to make it to Disneyland at some point. How great of that castmember to give your friend a Fastpass.
     
  8. tiggrbaby

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    WOW!!!!! That was an amazing show!
     
  9. chloe770

    chloe770 <marquee><font color=green>Isn't it just more fun

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    WOW! I MUST get back to Disneyland. Everytime we go to NJ Rich drives us around and shows us every house he ever lived in from birth to adulthood(including some of his friends houses):lmao: I wonder if I could use the excuse of "Well I must show you the first house I ever lived in" to get him to go to Cali? I will just leave out the little detail that that property is now owned by Knott's Berry Farm :rolleyes1
     
  10. MEK

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    Are you posting these pictures now because you know I can't see them????? :faint:

    Kidding, but seriously...... WHY? Dying here!

    And, yes, there is a Cheesecake Factory at our local mall, but since I never go to the mall I have never been there. Definitely going to change that.
     
  11. Curiouser&curiouser!

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    With a potential Disneyland Trip in the works for next year, the World of Color is #1 on my list of Must-Sees! It looks amazing!
     
  12. glennbo123

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    Awesome review of World of Color!!! I'm glad you didn't get wet too...because then you would have put the camera away and we would've misssed out. It looks really amazing!

    Wow, and now you've got me wanting to check out the Indiana Jones ride too. I'm "jonesin'" for it, I guess you could say. :laughing:
     
  13. Lovemy3babes

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    Oh wow, The World of Color show is amazing from the pictures you posted. I cannot imagine seeing it in person. Wow, wow, wow. :goodvibes I don't suppose you know the name of the song that inspired the show, do you Brook? I'd love to listen to it!
     
  14. brookelizabeth

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    :welcome: Hi Kerry! Thanks for reading1 I'm glad to hear my TR is helping you get a feel for it all. Disneyland is GREAT, you'll love it!

    I hope you guys make it out to Disneyland! You could easily pair it with a cruise too. ;) And speaking of that, I need to get caught up on your TR!

    And I feel like my pictures don't even fully do it justice really! It really is incredible!

    :rotfl: I think it sounds like a perfect excuse!! And you'll just have squeeze in a trip to Knotts Berry Farm too! Ha!

    Muahahahah! :stir: ;)

    It's very yummy, definitely worth a trip! Is there PF Changs too? They are always together it seems...must be owned by the same company (I've never bothered to look!)


    ::yes:: It is a definite MUST DO! We wanted to see it again and again!

    I was sooooo thankful we didn't get wet! That wind must have been just right to keep us dry. :thumbsup2

    :laughing: about jonesin'! It really is awesome. There is a scene full of snakes, the ball scene and more-really, really fantastic and realistic!

    I got your PM, I will be over to your TR as soon as I can, I can't wait to read all about your adventures!
     
  15. brookelizabeth

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    Hmmm....doing a Google search now...I think it's the theme song from the TV show. But those lyrics don't look right. Hmmm...makes me want to call Disney for something just so I can copy down word for word what it says! :laughing: I will do that next time I call (which will likely be today at some point...)
     
  16. mickeystoontown

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    I wanna see each and every one of your 274 (isn't that how many pictures you took...I can't remember) of your World of Color pictures! The ones that you posted are AMAZING!

    How sweet of Joe to suggest that you and Nichol spend some more time together. Too bad you were fading quickly.
     
  17. LifeIsDis

    LifeIsDis "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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    Like, HOLY CRAP! The World of Color is beautiful! I mean, I have heard such wonderful things about it, but I haven’t seen too many pictures of it. Yours do SUCH a great job to capture everything!

    I have been to Disneyland once (I think 7-8 years ago) and I remember riding on Indiana Jones and it was incredible! And I do remember the rooms you go through are huge.
     
  18. monkey30

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    after seeing your pictures I know I will have to see WofC! ACk so excited!
     
  19. Poolrat

    Poolrat I am alive, sometimes I wonder too.

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    WOW - Can't wait to work that into the plan. Must do is right :thumbsup2


    Good for you for making it back into DL for some more rides. :goodvibes


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  20. wdwgirl03

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    Yum, Cheesecake Factory! That place is so good.

    Ohhh I love the picture of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. That may be one of my favorite Disney movie scenes now. :goodvibes But really, all the pictures of WOC look great. It seems like an amazing show. Man I need to get to Disneyland again...

    Yay Indiana Jones! That is a fun ride. Do you watch Modern Family? They had a Disneyland episode (I had actually never watched the show but saw they were doing a DL episode and had to watch!) where the father and son are all excited about riding Indiana Jones but it has a 45 minute wait. Sorry for that random comment but you mentioning Indiana Jones made me think of it. :rolleyes1
     
  21. Disneyfreak508

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    Seeing those World of Color pictures literally gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes :cloud9: I AM SO EXCITED!!! I literally can't believe that I am FINALLY going to see it!!! :banana:
     

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