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 – 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.
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.
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