he Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort's hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent DVC units; the magical, newly renovated, 969-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel with its "day-at-the-beach" fun.
"World of Color − Winter Dreams," an all-new holiday version of the popular "World of Color" after-dark spectacular, will debut at Disney California Adventure Park, Friday, Nov. 15, adding even more merriment to the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort.
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Hosted by Olaf the snowman, from the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated feature "Frozen," the "World of Color − Winter Dreams" show combines new animation with classic winter scenes from such beloved Disney films as "Bambi," "Fantasia" and "Toy Story." The show will include new special effects and present some new methods for utilizing the massive "stage" of water, color and light on which "World of Color" is presented.
Millions of guests have enjoyed "World of Color" since it opened to rave reviews in 2010, part of the five-year expansion of Disney California Adventure. The breathtaking, nighttime spectacular brings animation to life on Paradise Bay, as nearly 1,200 powerful fountains create one of the world's largest projected water screens.
Holidays are always a very special time at the Disneyland Resort, with themed entertainment, sparkling decorations, delicious treats and holiday shopping. Along with the new "World of Color − Winter Dreams," the season will welcome the return of such beloved Disneyland Park holiday traditions as "A Christmas Fantasy" parade, Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle, "it's a small world" Holiday and "Believe…in Holiday Magic" fireworks followed by a holiday snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., New Orleans Square and "it's a small world" mall. Of course, Santa Claus appears in the parade throughout the season and also will be greeting guests and listening to holiday wishes through Dec. 24.
Disney California Adventure gets its own spectacular seasonal makeover with festive – and often whimsical – holiday decor in Cars Land, "a bug's land," Paradise Pier and Buena Vista Street.
Disneyland Resort hotels join in the holiday festivities with twinkling lights and ornaments, special entertainment and holiday dining with themed menus. Expanded hours at both Disneyland Resort theme parks extend the family fun and offer more time for guests to enjoy all there is to see and do at the Disneyland Resort.