Join the Celebration Online During ABC’s ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60’

Disneyland Diamond Celebration

We’re just a few days away from a television special 60 years in the making … “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” Sunday at 8/7c on ABC! As George Savvas has been sharing, the once-in-a-lifetime special will include stars from the worlds of music, television and film, and as Kevin Rafferty, Jr., told us yesterday, the program will also include some of your favorite stars sharing their ears as part of our new #ShareYourEars program, benefiting Make-A-Wish.

During this dazzling celebration, there will be even more to see and share online! And we’ve got your “second screen” guide to “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” right here!

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Share a photo of yourself wearing your ears and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShareYourEars, and Disney Parks will make a $5 donation to Make-A-Wish for each photo shared, up to $1 million
  • Follow Disneyland on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to see some of your favorite celebrities share their ears.
  • On Facebook, when you change your profile photo using the special Make-A-Wish #ShareYourEars overlay, Disney Parks will make a $5 donation to help make more wishes come true

Applause App
Become part of the show like never before with the Disney Applause app! Using Made with Magic technology, Applause’s second-screen interactive experience will illuminate your evening. Be fully immersed in the show as the app’s colorful collection of visuals sync directly with the broadcast’s major musical segments.
Want to learn more about #ShareYourEars? Visit for more information.

Join the celebration with us during “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” Sunday at 8/7c on ABC!

Harrison Ford to Unveil Disney’s Star Wars Theme Park Plans During Disneyland 60th Anniversary Special

Star Wars Land Concept Art

Harrison Ford will be unveiling some of the plans for upcoming Star Wars attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in a TV special set to air Feb. 21.

The Wonderful World of Disney special, which will be broadcast on Disney-owned ABC, will celebrate the 60-year legacy of the Disneyland theme park with participants including Elton John, Josh Gad, and Witney Carson.

Fans who attended Disney’s D23 fan expo last August got a sneak preview of the 14-acre Star Wars additions planned for the parks in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida.

The unnamed Star Wars world will be inhabited by humanoids, aliens, and droids, and “is one of the last ports before wild space,” according to Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger.

“Every store and restaurant will be operated by local inhabitants, making each experience deeply immersive. Nothing in the land will be out of character or stray from mythology. By the way, we’re currently casting for roles, so if you live on the Outer Rim there maybe a job for you,” he joked.

Among the attractions will be a cantina, like the one seen in 1977’s original Star Wars, with familiar creatures from various parts of the series. It will also include a ride that allows guests to take the controls of Han Solo’s starship freighter the Millennium Falcon as it swoops into the center of an aerial battle between the First Order and the Resistance – the new film’s version of the Empire and the Rebellion.

From Entertainment

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Special to Air in February on ABC

Disneyland - Small World

One year after NBC scored monster ratings for a February anniversary special celebrating one of its top properties — “Saturday Night Live” — ABC is hoping for a little ratings magic of its own when it commemorates Disneyland’s 60th anniversary with a primetime extravaganza.

The Alphabet announced Thursday that “The Wonderful of Disney: Disneyland 60” will air Sunday, Feb. 21 from 8 to p.m. ET. The sweeps special will air while the network’s Sunday drama lineup is on hiatus until March.

ABC will celebrate the inventiveness and inspiration of Walt Disney’s big, bold creation with a star-studded Diamond Anniversary event, both in the heart of Hollywood at the Dolby Theater and throughout some of the most iconic locations at Disneylyand Park, including Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street USA, as well as Cars Land, a themed area of California Adventure Park.

The special will also showcase two displays of technology — the “Paint the Night” parade and the “World of Color — Celebrate!” The Wonderful World of Disney” in Disney California Adventure Park. The list of performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Walt Disney opened Disneyland  on July 17, 1955, and the resort will continue the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration through the summer. The celebration, which also features sparkling decor, themed food and merchandise, will conclude on Sept. 5.

The “Disneyland 60” special is a production of Den of Thieves. Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager are the executive producers.

From Variety