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

George Savvas

by , Director, Public Relations, 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.


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.


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.


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!


  • Enjoyed the show – will it be available for purchase on streaming services like iTunes? It’d be nice if there was a soundtrack that could be downloaded/purchased too.

  • App did not work for the Disneyland 60th. App kept listening for tv but nothing else

  • I first visit Disney in Florida with my oldest son 6 yrs ago it was a unforgettable experience and was happen to be with my grandchildren there. Only wish we all could go back again. Maybe someday.

  • Will there be a way to watch it on the ABC app? We don’t have tv and watch much of our TV shows through the app on our iPads/tv.

  • I’m really looking forward to this, it’s been a long time since Disneyland was featured in its own television special.

  • For the first time in forever , it is about time that ABC returned to showcasing true Disney on major TV the way it once did back when I was a little boy and I first visited Walt Disney World back in April of 1986 , and back when The Disney Sunday Movie came on every Sunday Night on ABC .
    Back when that opening for the Disney Sunday Movie came on it was like everything else froze for me and that was my moment .
    It makes me feel so good when I see Disney being showcased on major TV outside of Christmas Day like this .
    Please ABC keep this up .

  • I was there! In the bushes and could barley see, but I was there and it sounded aweome. Can’t wait to see it on TV.

  • This is awesome! I was there when he performed but main street was so packed all i could do was walk by!

    What time will this be televised on Feb 21? (i am assuming 6pm-8pm PT?)

    • Natalie – The show will air from 8-10 pm EST/PST, but check your local listings.

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