Admittedly it was a very targeted shot in the dark, but the Orlando Sentinel now provides official confirmation from the Walt Disney World Resort that ‘Suite Life On Deck’ co-star Debby Ryan will be performing in the Magic Kingdom portion of the 2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade as we first speculated late last month. Ryan was an easy pick for us as she performs in a music video for ‘Deck the Halls’ on the The Search For Santa Paws direct-to-video movie, following in the footsteps of Steve Rushton who had the same honor (give or take) last year.
In addition to Debby Ryan, also scheduled to perform today is Glee starlet Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) as reported by area resident Banks Lee who has checked in from the taping.
The Walt Disney World Resort also confirms the scheduled appearance of Mariah Carey as we first reported in early November as well as the replacement of hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa by Ryan Seacrest. We also recently reported that ‘American Idol’ winner Lee DeWyze and ‘America’s Got Talent’ runner-up Jackie Devancho are also expected to perform.
The staged performances of the Magic Kingdom portion of the 2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade begin taping today with additional performances tomorrow with the actual parade portion taped on Saturday. The Disneyland portion of the parade featuring performances by Selena Gomez, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and ‘Dancing With The Stars’ pros Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, Kym Johnson and Louis Van Amstel with host Nick Cannon was taped last month.