VIDEO SNEAK PEEK: ABC’s ‘Disneyland 60’ Anniversary Special


The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60ABC has released a few video clips from the upcoming television special, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ which you can find embedded below. The clips include performances of Fall Out Boy, Derek Hough and the show’s opening number, as well as Josh Gad’s tours of Walt Disney’s private apartment above the Main Street firehouse and the Disneyland Dream Suite (which was originally intended to be a permanent Disney residence). The special will air on the ABC television network this Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

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PHOTOS: Idina Menzel Performs ‘Let It Go’ at Disney California Adventure

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Last night at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, Idina Menzel performed ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen to a sold-out crowd. The performance was taped for ABC’s upcoming television special, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ airing February 21 at 8:00 pm. ABC has released photos from the taping which have been added to our gallery of images from the special below.

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PATENT: Disney’s Drones Will Be Self Sustaining

Drone Autonomous Charging StationIt’s become one of the world’s worst kept secrets that Disney Parks has devised of a way to use drones in its nighttime entertainment offerings and is currently lobbying the FAA to allow them to do so. Almost on a weekly basis now, we are learning more and more of just how Disney is attempting to accomplish such a feat, pioneering methods and technology to do so.

Exactly one week ago, we covered a patent application that demonstrates the ‘flixel’ system being composed of a pico-projector and a mesh screen and now Disney has potentially revealed plans on how the system will sustain itself.

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Idina Menzel to Perform ‘Let It Go’ for ABC’s Disneyland Anniversary Special

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60ABC and Disneyland have announced that Idina Menzel will perform ‘Let It Go’ as part of its upcoming television special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ airing February 21 at 8:00 pm. Menzel will perform with Disney California Adventure’s ‘Wonderful World of Color’ as the backdrop. Menzel joins an already impressive list of celebrities and performers including: Ne-Yo, Little Big Town and Disney legend, Dick Van Dyke. They join an already impressive roster of celebrities and performers including: Alfonso Ribeiro, Ariel Winter, Bryce Dallas Howard, Eric Stonestreet, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Julie Bowen, Kerry Washington, Kiefer Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Lupita Nyong’o, Neil Patrick Harris, Nolan Gould, Pink, Priyanka Chopra, Sabrina Carpenter, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Carson, Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, Zendaya, Harrison Ford, Elton John, Josh Gad, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Jessie J, Kelsea Ballerini, Witney Carson, Maddie Ziegler and The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.

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ABC’s ‘Disneyland’ Anniversary Special Adds Little Big Town, Ne-Yo and Dick Van Dyke to Line-up

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60ABC and Disneyland have added additional performers and performance details for its upcoming television special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ airing February 21 at 8:00 pm. Newly announced acts include Ne-Yo, Little Big Town and Disney legend, Dick Van Dyke. They join an already impressive roster of celebrities and performers including: Alfonso Ribeiro, Ariel Winter, Bryce Dallas Howard, Eric Stonestreet, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Julie Bowen, Kerry Washington, Kiefer Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Lupita Nyong’o, Neil Patrick Harris, Nolan Gould, Pink, Priyanka Chopra, Sabrina Carpenter, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Carson, Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, Zendaya, Harrison Ford, Elton John, Josh Gad, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Jessie J, Kelsea Ballerini, Witney Carson, Maddie Ziegler and The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.

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PATENT: Disney’s Drone ‘Flixels’ System to Incorporate Video Projections

Disney Drone Payload Patent ApplicationWe have been following Disney Theme Parks’ plans to incorporate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — or drones — into its nighttime entertainment experiences for years, beginning with the initial patent application through their recent filing to actually seek FAA permission to use drones at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

The filing revealed that Disney plans on using 3DR quadcopters with a ‘flixel’ payload of no more than five pounds in weight, but until now, it was more or less assumed that it would be a simple screen, consisting of simple elements that would combine with other drones’ payloads to develop a larger picture, such as what Intel had recently shown, which was effectively simulating fireworks.

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ABC’s ‘Disneyland’ Anniversary Special Adds Celebrity Roster to Appearances

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60ABC announced today that a star-studded line-up of music, film and television personalities will participate in the festivities on ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.’ Stars include Alfonso Ribeiro, Ariel Winter, Bryce Dallas Howard, Eric Stonestreet, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Julie Bowen, Kerry Washington, Kiefer Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Lupita Nyong’o, Neil Patrick Harris, Nolan Gould, Pink, Priyanka Chopra, Sabrina Carpenter, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Carson, Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, and Zendaya. ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airs Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

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ABC’s Disneyland Anniversary Special Adds Kelsea Ballerini to Line-up; Additional Details Released

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60ABC and the Disneyland Resort have released additional details for the upcoming Disneyland 60th Anniversary special, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airing Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. The new information both confirms earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom as well as new details regarding performances, which are detailed below:

  • Elton John will perform ‘The Circle of Life’ from The Lion King as well as debut his new song, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

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ABC’s Disneyland Anniversary Special to Detail Star Wars Lands with Harrison Ford

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60Acclaimed actor Harrison Ford, who portrays Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, gives 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 Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airing Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

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.

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PHOTOS: ‘Disneyland 60’ Special Performances By Elton John, Pentatonix and Derek Hough

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ABC and the Disneyland Resort have released several photos from performances recently recorded for the upcoming two-hour special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ premiering Sunday, February 21 on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Performances pre-recorded for the event include those by Elton John, Pentatonix and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ professional dancers Derek Hough and Witney Carson, which you can find in our photo gallery embedded below.

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