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Stars to Shine Bright on The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60

Disneyland 60ABC has announced 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 Jessica Alba, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis, Hilary Duff, Ginnifer Goodwin, Nolan Gould, Neil Patrick Harris, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sarah Hyland, Jimmy Kimmel, Dame Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong’o, Pink, Alfonso Ribeiro, John Stamos, Eric Stonestreet, Kiefer Sutherland, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter and Zendaya. The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.

Previously-announced participants and performers include  Kelsea Ballerini,  Witney Carson, Harrison Ford, Josh Gad, Jessie J, Elton John, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Maddie Ziegler and The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.

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Star Wars Themed Food Available in Tomorrowland at Disneyland

Jedi-Order-Chicken-SandwichThe Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland serves up specialty Star Wars-themed menu items as part of Season of the Force, a new themed experience celebrating iconic characters and moments from the Star Wars saga with special food, thrilling attractions and immersive experiences.

Guests may choose to follow the dark side or the light side with foods and beverages inspired by both sides of the Force. The Jedi Order Grilled Chicken Sandwich offers fuel for the light side with five-spice chicken breast, fried green beans, pickled red onions, purple watercress and wasabi mayonnaise. The First Order Specialty Burger gives guests a taste of the dark side, featuring an Angus beef and chorizo patty topped with fried cherry peppers and spicy-lime aioli on a dark bun.

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Star Wars and Disneyland – This Isn’t the Park You’re Looking For

Bob Iger D23 Expo 2015

Disney CEO Bob Iger Announces Star Wars Lands at D23 Expo 2015

It’s been a much-talked about rumor among fans and industry folks for quite some time: that The Walt Disney Company has been planning a massive Star Wars expansion for Disneyland. After all, the company dropped $4 billion on the Lucasfilm universe in 2012 – it only seemed to be a matter of time until its theme parks were heavily populated by Stormtroopers, Jedis and odd aliens from galaxies far, far away.

This past weekend during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney’s chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, announced to a crowd of nearly 8,000 hard core fans that yes, the world of Star Wars is coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. In Anaheim, the 14-acre expansion will be in the backstage area of the park, likely behind Mickey’s Toontown and Big Thunder Ranch. It’s very possible that even the Team Disney Anaheim building (you know the one – it’s been looming large next to the 5 Freeway in all of its yellow and green maligned glory since 1995) may be razed to make way for this new expansion in the years to come, since the company has recently purchased sizable new lots adjacent to the Disneyland Resort for its further evolution in Orange County. The exact footprint and what will be cleared remains the point of much speculation at this point online.

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New Attractions and Entertainment Coming to Disney Theme Parks Around the World

Star Wars Launch Bay Concept Art DisneyThis past weekend, The Walt Disney Company announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world during the D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek gave 7,500 lucky fans a behind-the-scenes look at what’s to come.  He was joined by Imagineers working on these projects as well as legendary filmmakers James Cameron and Jon Landau who shared new details about Pandora – The World of AVATAR including the names of the land and E-ticket attraction – AVATAR Flight of Passage.  Fans also got a chance to see Marvel legend Stan Lee in a cameo appearance where he posed as an unsuspecting fan during Iron Man’s dramatic entrance.

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World of Star Wars Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Star Wars Land Concept Rendering 1This weekend at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.

Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in the two parks include creating Disney’s largest single themed land expansions ever at 14 acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.

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