Today at D23 Steve Davison presented the making of World of Color in the Storyteller's theatre at the D23 convention. Davison Literally put on a one man show version of the upcoming World of Color night time extravaganza coming to Disney's California Adventure early next year. Through a slide presentation an Steve's boundless enthusiasm we were taken from the opening sequences to the ending finale.
Below are pictures and captions of what we saw.
Keeping only a few surprises to himself Davison shared generously with the eager crowd that was packed into the small 400 seat theatre.
"Remember this?", Davison asked while playing the intro to the original, World of Color television show
We were then show footage of the projector test that were conducted before construction began
We were then shown an overview of the layouts for the fountains
The fountain platform is larger than a football field
The different types of fountains used
Steve then began to give us a play by play of what is planned for the show.
A kaleidoscope of lasers begins the show and gives way to...
Tinkerbell bringing the water to life along with the show's little mascot, Little Squirt
Color is the theme
Rain drops give way to a storm, notice the use of the old mill
Then comes Alice
Toy Story takes the stage, er, lake
Then the baddies come to play YES!
Scar gets ready to attack
The stampede of water and wildebeests overruns the audience
Mufassa dies and scenes of family and what really matters fill the lagoon then
Then the Finale!
One surprise announcement ...
Amy Grant as the Signature voice for World of Color.
Amy Grant as the Signature voice? She can sing but really? Not a fan but I will choose to wait and see. Meh.
My only problem with the presentation; There were at least 800 people (My personal estimate from the vast line I saw) queued up in a STANDBY line waiting for any additional room in the already packed theatre. With no additional presentations scheduled these people were turned away after waiting for well over an hour.
Further still, had I wanted to see the next presentation in the same theatre it would have been virtually impossible. We Make the Music: Disney Theme Park Music, was to start in the theatre just one half hour after Making of WOC ended. WOC ended 10 mins late and, after exiting into the lobby I ran into the same over crowding for the music event. Which forced Convention goers to choose between two very popular events or play the dirty game of line place holding.
I do have to admit, though, that it must be a pretty daunting task to estimate what presentations would be popular and which ones would be less attended. However, it should be common knowledge that anything having to do with the parks and film would be the most popular. It just somehow feels a little naive to me. Regardless the presentation, for those fortunate enough to see it, was phenomenal!
Good JOB STEVE DAVISON!