Disneyland Cancels Current Nighttime Entertainment, Brings Back Favorites

As part of the park’s 60th anniversary, Disneyland brought in an entirely new lineup of nighttime entertainment. The new nighttime entertainment included the “Paint the Night” parade, “Disneyland Forever” fireworks, and the “World of Color – Celebrate” show. Now that the park has reached its 61st anniversary, the shows are on the way out.

'WORLD OF COLOR Ð CELEBRATE!' (ANAHEIM, Calif.)Ñ The popular, nighttime spectacular 'World of Color' at Disney California Adventure park continues with the new 'World of Color Ð Celebrate!'  This fun-filled presentation will take guests on an inspirational journey celebrating Walt Disney and his dream of Disneyland park. This story will be brought to life with fountains, animation and live-action film, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score. Celebrating 60 years of magic, 'World of Color Ð Celebrate!' is one of three new, nighttime spectaculars that will immerse guests in the worlds of Disney stories like never before. The Diamond Celebration at the Disneyland Resort begins Friday, May 22, 2015. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort)
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World of Color – Celebrate and the Disneyland Forever fireworks will both leave the resort on September 5th, which is Labor Day this year (and the author’s birthday 🙂 ). Each will be replaced by other versions of their shows. World of Color – Celebrate will become the original “World of Color,” and the nightly fireworks will go back to the “Fantasy in the Sky” show.

A MODERN ICON (ANAHEIM, Calif.) –– Peter Pan sits atop the drum float, a tribute to the original 'Main Street Electrical Parade' in the all-new after dark spectacular. 'Paint the Night' is full of vibrant color and more than 1.5 million, brilliant LED lights and features special effects, unforgettable music, and energetic performances that bring beloved Disney and Disney●Pixar stories to life. (Paul HIffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)
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As for Paint the Night, it is unknown what will replace it if anything. What we do know is that it will close on September 16th.

My Take – Although we already knew that World of Color – Celebrate and Disneyland Forever would end soon, I understand why the park is ending them. Disneyland Forever is really an anniversary show, and now that the anniversary has passed it’s time to go. I was not a fan of World of Color – Celebrate when I saw it last year, and I have seen people say it is not as good as other World of Color shows. On the other hand, it is interesting that the park is going to remove a popular parade that has nothing to do with the park’s anniversary except for the fact that it was added as part of the anniversary celebration. We’ll have to see what’s replacing it, but it definitely is interesting that it is going.

What do you think of the changes Disneyland is making to nighttime entertainment? What do you think will replace Paint the Night if anything? Let us know in the comments and be sure to follow Theme Parks and Travels on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more theme park content! You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Don’t forget to give our west coast correspondent, Michael, a follow on Twitter and Instagram! You can also subscribe to us on Apple News by searching “Theme Parks and Travels” in the app!

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