Star Wars Land REVEALED! and 4 Other Reasons To Watch Wonderful World of Disney

Harrison Ford will reveal new information about the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World on the upcoming “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.” Known to fans all over the world as the dashing rogue Han Solo, Ford will be part of the Disneyland celebration on February 21st giving a preview of what’s to come.  First revealed at D23 Expo 2015, there has been lots of speculation about what this new land will entail – attractions, restaurants, merchandise.  If you’re chomping at the bit to know, you’ll just have to tune in and find out.

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks Ð Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and DisneyÕs Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., creating DisneyÕs largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks)
Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks – Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks)

But that isn’t the only reason to watch the show (although that alone would be enough for me).  Celebrating Disneyland’s 60th anniversary which will run through the summer of 2016, this special broadcast on ABC of The Wonderful World of Disney is chock full of goodies!  For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see the spectacular “Paint the Night” parade, you’ll have the opportunity on the show as well as see some of the new “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney.”  And if that isn’t enough, here are four more reasons to watch:

Kermit sings “Rainbow Connection” – I’ve always loved this song and anytime I get the chance to see it, I’ll tune in.  This time Kermit sings it with 2016 Grammy nominee Tori Kelly. I’m not sure how it will fit in with the Disneyland celebration, but I’m happy.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 - Walt Disney, one of the ultimate dreamers, used his uninhibited imagination and determination to create what became the springboard for all of the Walt Disney Company's spirited and wildly successful creativity that followed -- his crowning achievement: Disneyland. ABC will celebrate the inventiveness and inspiration of Disney's big, bold creation with a glamorous, star-studded Diamond Anniversary event, both in the heart of Hollywood at the Dolby Theater and throughout some of the most iconic locations at Disneyland Park, including Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street U.S.A., and Cars Land, a themed area of Disney California Adventure Park. The special will also showcase two dazzling displays of technology - the "Paint the Night" Parade and "World of Color-Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney" in Disney California Adventure Park, along with many more, on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60," SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00--10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) PENTATONIX, WITNEY CARSON, DEREK HOUGH
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 – Walt Disney, one of the ultimate dreamers, used his uninhibited imagination and determination to create what became the springboard for all of the Walt Disney Company’s spirited and wildly successful creativity that followed — his crowning achievement: Disneyland. Host Derek Hough, Witney Carson, and singing group Pentatonix help to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th anniversary. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

Derek Hough, Witney Carson, and Pentatonix – Host Derek Hough will also perform during the show with fellow Dancing With the Stars performer Witney Carson and popular acapella singing group Pentatonix!  If you’re a fan of DWTS, you know how talented Derek is and to see him perform in two different numbers is a treat, but to add Pentatonix is pretty amazing.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 - Josh Gad, known to millions as the voice of the irrepressible Olaf, in Disney's smash hit "Frozen," will take viewers on a tour of two very special, rarely seen locations in Disneyland Park - Walt Disney's private apartment and the Disneyland Dream Suite - when the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is showcased on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60," SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) JOSH GAD
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 – Josh Gad enjoys a Dole Whip from the Adventureland Tiki Juice Bar. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

Josh Gad takes viewers to rarely seen parts of Disneyland – Known to Frozen fans as the lovable Olaf, Josh Gad gives us a tour of Walt’s apartment above the Fire Station on Main Street, the Disney Dream Suite in the area above Pirates of the Caribbean, and even heads to the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland for some frozen Dole Whip.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 - One of the most successful solo artists of all time, Sir Elton John will perform two sensational songs on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60." The multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician will captivate audiences in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park by singing the Oscar(r)-nominated song "Circle of Life," from Disney's "The Lion King," and his new song "Wonderful Crazy Night," from his upcoming album. "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60," airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) ELTON JOHN
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 – One of the most successful solo artists of all time, Sir Elton John will perform two sensational songs on “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.” (ABC/Eric McCandless)

Elton John performs! – Sir Elton John will be performing his most famous Disney song, “Circle of Life” in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in front of a large crowd wearing Made With Magic Mickey ears.  For the first time, you can participate from home by downloading the Disney Applause app which is available on iOS and Android.  According to the press release, the app will give you “a second screen, interactive experience that will sync directly to the broadcast’s major musical segments.”  Not only that, but Sir Elton will be singing a brand new song from his upcoming album, “Wonderful Crazy Night.”

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