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Josh Gad Takes Viewers to Rarely Seen Places at Disneyland Park During ‘The Wonderful Disney: Disneyland 60’ February 21 on ABC

posted on February 5th, 2016 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


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Josh Gad will take viewers on a unique tour of Disneyland park, including peeks inside Walt Disney’s private apartment above Main Street, U.S.A., and the Disneyland Dream Suite in New Orleans Square, during the two-hour television special, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” on Sunday, Feb. 21, on the ABC Television Network.

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Josh will also explore some Disneyland fan favorites, including a certain pineapple treat, and more!

Check back for more details on what’s in store during this very special television event.

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Elton John to Perform in ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60’ February 21 on ABC and Fans Can Join the Fun with the Disney Applause App

posted on January 27th, 2016 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is the inspiration for a glamorous, star-studded two-hour television event, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” on Sunday, Feb. 21 on the ABC Television Network.

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Hosted by two-time Emmy Award winner, Derek Hough, the special broadcast will originate from both the heart of Hollywood at the Dolby Theater and at some of the most iconic locations throughout the Disneyland Resort including Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street, U.S.A., and Cars Land.

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Among the special appearances during the show, one of the most successful solo artists of all time, Sir Elton John, will captivate audiences as he performs in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park by singing the Oscar®-nominated song “Circle of Life,” from Disney’s “The Lion King,” and his new song “Wonderful Crazy Night,” from his upcoming album.

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Fans watching the show at home can participate in Sir Elton’s performance and much more with the Disney Applause app, available for iOS and Android. Applause delivers a second-screen, interactive experience that will sync directly to the broadcast’s major musical segments, displaying colorful light shows and original content on viewers’ phones. Their display will be in harmony with the illuminated accessories worn by guests and elaborate lighting design during the performances.

Check back for more details on this once-in-a-lifetime television event!

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‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Spends Day of Family Fun at Disneyland Park

posted on January 15th, 2016 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


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On a recent visit to California to record dialogue for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana,” actress Auli’i Cravalho, who portrays the film’s title character, took a break from the studio to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy a day at Disneyland park.

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Auli’i said, “I was beyond thrilled to visit Disneyland with my family – to see all of the incredible attractions featuring characters from my favorite animated films, was truly inspiring!”

“Moana” debuts in theaters in November, and in this video from Walt Disney Animation Studios you’ll learn how filmmakers helped Moana find her voice.

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Zoe Saldana Celebrates New Year’s Eve at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on January 14th, 2016 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


Actress Zoe Saldana celebrated New Year’s Eve in Disney-style with her husband, Marco Perego, at Disney California Adventure park. This was one of Zoe’s last stops before she begins filming “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” in which she reprises her role as Gamora.

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VIDEO: Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke Celebrates 90th Birthday at Disneyland Park

posted on December 14th, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


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“In this whole wide world there was no happier bloke” than entertainment icon and Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke as he celebrated his 90th birthday with family, friends and fans at Disneyland park on Sunday.

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From a special dedication inside the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café to a cavalcade down Main Street, U.S.A., during a day filled with love and laughter “…nowhere was there a more happier crew than them what sings ‘Happy Birthday to you!’”

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‘The Goldbergs’ Visit Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on November 26th, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


After a long production period making episodes of their hit ABC series, the cast of “The Goldbergs” — Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, AJ Michalka and Patton Oswalt — along with Executive Producers Adam Goldberg and Doug Robinson, and their families — wanted to enjoy a little holiday magic at the Disneyland Resort.

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During a full day that included Soarin’ Over California, the Jingle Cruise and lunch in New Orleans Square, we caught up with the cast in Cars Land where they saw all the sights in Radiator Springs. It was a day no one will soon forget — especially Mater!

“The Goldbergs” airs Wednesdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on ABC.

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Celine Dion Celebrates Sons’ Birthdays at the Disneyland Resort

posted on October 23rd, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


While on a recent break from her sold-out Las Vegas performances, Celine Dion visited the Disneyland Resort to celebrate her twin boys’ upcoming fifth birthdays.

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During their visit, Mickey Mouse joined Celine, Nelson and Eddy at Sleeping Beauty Castle for a special birthday photo.

It’s been nearly 25 years since Celine performed a duet of the title track from one of the most beloved Disney films of all time. Can you name it?

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Christina Applegate Enjoys Halloween Time at Disneyland Park

posted on October 21st, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


Actress Christina Applegate visited the Disneyland Resort recently to attend Mickey’s Halloween Party with her daughter Sadie.

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Before the evening festivities began, we caught up with them in Town Square where Minnie Mouse stopped by to share in some bewitching Halloween Time magic!

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Nick and Vanessa Lachey Enjoy a Dazzling Day at Disneyland Park

posted on September 15th, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


Singer and TV personality Nick Lachey and his wife, actress Vanessa Lachey, visited Disneyland park recently with their son Camden, who is celebrating his third birthday this month.

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We captured this family photo near Floral Mickey (a favorite photo spot of the Lacheys) just as they began their special day in the park.

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Matt Damon Celebrates at Disneyland Park

posted on September 1st, 2015 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort


Actor Matt Damon celebrated a family birthday recently with a special visit to the Disneyland Resort.

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We caught up with him at Matterhorn Bobsleds just in time to catch him making “splashdown” with family and friends.

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