Why You Should Watch World of Color from Cove Bar

One of the items on my Disneyland summer bucket list was to watch World of Color from the Cove Bar, located at the top of Paradise Pier.  I had been to the bar before and it’s got a great view no matter what time of day, and I figured it would be an interesting view for the show.  I was totally right (don’t you love it when that happens).  So this is why (and how) you should watch World of Color from the bar.

First, it is important to know that the bar stops seating at 8:15 pm–if you are not seated IN THE BAR by then, you will not be let in.  We got in line at about 7:20 and were in in plenty of time.  I would recommend being in line by 7:30 just to be safe.  Even if you do have to hang out for a while before the show starts, you get to enjoy these awesome views…

Obviously one of the main benefits of watching from the bar is that you get to enjoy a drink while you watch (and maybe one or two while you wait).  This is the special Diamond Celebration Glowtini.

The bar also offers a couple of tasty appetizers (I will be going back to try those lobster nachos)…

They also have a full bar and a good beer selection…

One of the fun parts of sitting on the bar patio is watching California Screamin’…

Here’s what the bar itself looks like…

We ordered the spinach artichoke dip and it was delicious.  It tasted like it was made with cream cheese in it and it was super creamy and yummy.

Once the show begins, if you are not seated near the water side of the patio (which we weren’t), you are able to get up and move around.  The table closest to the show was wide open so we were able to grab seats and enjoy the show.  I was a little worried that the sightlines wouldn’t be great, but you could see pretty much everything really well.

I would say watching World of Color from Cove Bar exceeded my expectations.  While there was a wait, it was certainly not any worse than any other line for a ride or wait for a show.  By the time we were seated, it was about an hour before showtime, which was the perfect amount to enjoy a drink and an appetizer.  Getting a great spot for the best view was certainly easier than I thought it would be (the bar in general was much less crowded than I expected).  Overall, I loved it, and I will definitely do it again!


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