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. The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 8|7c on ABC, will celebrate the inventiveness and inspiration of Disney's big, bold creation with a glamorous, star-studded Diamond Anniversary event.
Acclaimed actor Harrison Ford, who portrays Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, will give viewers an exclusive preview of Star Wars-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. New details of the ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life at both resorts will be revealed during the show, with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough.
Hough, a six-time Dancing with the Stars champion, will be joined by past champion Witney Carson as the pair leads a team of dancers down Main Street U.S.A. to an enormously popular Oscar®-nominated song from a classic Disney animated motion picture.
Music legend Sir Elton John will perform two sensational songs in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park, the Oscar®-nominated song "Circle of Life," from Disney's The Lion King, and the new song, "Wonderful Crazy Night," from his upcoming album.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, will join the celebration performing "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" from Walt Disney's acclaimed animated film Fantasia.
The special takes place 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. It 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.