On Sunday, Feb.21st, Disneyland aired its 60th birthday celebration and, as expected, it will surely go down as one of the hautest soirees of 2016. A number of celebs took to the stage to help the happiest place in the world celebrate its diamond birthday. Of the celebrities, who appeared at the fête, we spotted a number of our Haute 100 listers.
Haute 100 lister Sir Elton John was among the celebs who performed during The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, a two-hour special. The British artist performed the renowned “Circle of Life,” which he wrote for the soundtrack to The Lion King. Later, he debuted “Wonderful Crazy Night,” the title track from his latest album. Ne-Yo entertained the crowd during a dance segment with a rendition of “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin, Dancing with the Stars champion Derek Hough also danced to “Step in Time” from Mary Poppins, and country star Kelsea Ballerini performed “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. Other celebs who performed or attended the event includes Tori Kelly, Sabrina Carpenter, Grammy Award-winning country music vocal group Little Big Town, among others.
Other stars shared their favorite memories of the world’s most famous theme park. Kerry Washington told Good Morning America, “I’ve always felt like it’s the most magical place.” She also added that she made her first visit to the theme park around five-years-old. Quantico star Priyanka Chopra told Good Morning America, “I was actually Ariel,” she said referring to the main character of The Little Mermaid. Even John Stamos is a huge Disneyland fan as he told the morning talk show he has the “D” from one of the Disneyland signs that welcomed visitors to the park in the backyard of his California home.
Disneyland will continue to celebrate its diamond year through Sept. 5th.
Walt Disney opened the world’s most famous park in 1955. At that time the technology and creativity the theme parked featured compared to nothing many had ever seen. Today, the theme park still boasts some of the most magical amenities ever.
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