BREAKING: The wait is over! Disney announces the return of World of Color, Fantasmic! and other Guest favorites at Disneyland

Disney has just announced the Spring 2022 return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, as well as Fantasmic!, “World of Color,” and “Disneyland Forever” at the Disneyland Resort in California.

At the Destination D23 convention at Walt Disney World last month, the return of several Guest-favorite experiences at Walt Disney World was announced, and now Disneyland is getting many of the same kinds of exciting surprises!

In addition to the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, Fantasmic! and “World of Color,” Disneyland will also enjoy the return of “Celebrate Gospel!” and “Tale of the Lion King.”

The 2022 return of “Celebrate Gospel!” will move to the Fantasyland Theater at Disneyland Park. Guests will have their spirits lifted by the sounds of amazing choir performances. “Celebrate Gospel!” will take place during select days during February 2022.

“Celebrate Gospel!” at Disneyland Resort

“Tale of the Lion King” returns to Disneyland in Spring 2022. The Fantasyland Theater will also host this exciting event. “Tale of the Lion King” is an adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King, and it was a huge hit with Disneyland fans at Disney California Adventure Park when it debuted in 2019. Storytellers of the Pride Lands breathe life into the story of Simba and his journey to take his rightful place as King. “Tale of the Lion King” is a theater-style show featuring live music and dance as well.

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"Tale of The Lion King" at Disney California Adventure Park

Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade makes its triumphant return to Disneyland next spring as well.

“Main Street Electrical Parade” at Disneyland park

The Guest-favorite parade will celebrate its 50th anniversary after returning to Disneyland Park. Can’t you hear the music and see the dazzling lights right now?! All our favorite parts of the parade will return as well, including Elliot the Dragon from Pete’s Dragon, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Alice from Alice in WonderlandCinderella, and Peter Pan, among others.

Fantasmic! also returns to Disneyland at the Rivers of America. Watch as Mickey battles fantastical images like those in Fantasia, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, and other Disney films. Fantasmic! has enjoyed an almost 30-year run at Disneyland, making it the longest-running nighttime show at the California Disney Park.

“Fantasmic!” at Disneyland park

“World of Color” will also return to the Anaheim parks next year at Paradise Bay at Disney California Adventure Park. The nighttime event features a combination of music, fire, fog, and laser effects, with Disney animation projected on an immense screen of water. The colors are amazing. The soundtrack is amazing. Watch as Disney and PIXAR films come to life!

“World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park

Which of these shows are you most excited about at Disneyland? Let us know in the comments!



About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!