From Orlando Attractions Magazine.
In a special two hour Wonderful World of Disney special, ABC will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney’s original park, Disneyland.
The star-studded Diamond Anniversary event will be held both in the heart of Hollywood at the Dolby Theater and throughout some of the most iconic locations at Disneyland, including Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street U.S.A., and Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. The special will also showcase two displays of technology, the Paint the Night Parade and World of Color–Celebrate!, along with many more on “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” Sunday, Feb. 21 from 8 to 10 p.m. EST.
Six-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion Derek Hough serves as Master of Ceremonies, guiding viewers through 60 years of Disney magic. Past “Dancing with the Stars” champion Witney Carson joins Hough as the duo lead a team of dancers down Main Street U.S.A. to the song “Step in Time” from “Mary Poppins,” with special guest Dick Van Dyke. Additionally, Hough will headline a dance tribute with a medley of Disney’s most popular music.
Sir Elton John will perform two songs for the special. The singer, songwriter, musician will perform in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland by singing the song Circle of Life from Disney’s “The Lion King,” and his new song “Wonderful Crazy Night” from his upcoming album.
Actor Harrison Ford will give viewers an exclusive preview of Star Wars-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. New details of the plans to bring Star Wars to life at both resorts will be revealed.
Idina Menzel will sing “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” Menzel, who provided the voice of Elsa in the film, will perform in Disney California Adventure against the backdrop of World of Color.
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