Star-Studded Entertainment Lineup and Magical Parade Floats Make the Season Bright During the 27th Annual 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' Telecast on ABC-TV
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. and ANAHEIM, Calif.,Dec. 3, 2010 -- Disney Parks has pulled out all the (silver) bells and whistles for the 2010 "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" TV special - including performances from five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Mariah Carey, country music chart-topper Darius Rucker, singer/actress Amber Riley, Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez and Debby Ryan, young soprano sensation Jackie Evancho, "American Idol" Lee DeWyze, swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, professional dancers from ABC-TV's "Dancing with the Stars" and R&B sensation Sean Kingston.
The annual holiday television special airs Dec. 25 on ABC-TV. Viewers can check local broadcast times online at http://DisneyParksChristmasDayParade.com and find out more information about the parade telecast.
Chart-topping Celebrities Ring in the Magical Holiday Spirit
From start to finish, the 2010 "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" is packed with festive musical performances from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.
(Please note: all talent subject to change)
Holiday Hosts with the Most!
Ryan Seacrest leads the fun as the show's host at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and Nick Cannon hosts from Disneyland Resort in California. Maria Menounos serves as a special co-host at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and Samantha Brown checks in as the show's travel correspondent.
Disney Stars and More Gather for this Annual, Family-Friendly Television Extravaganza
Dressed in their holiday best, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck and Goofy take to Main Street, U.S.A. to celebrate this special time of year and invite the entire Disney character family to join in the merriment. The fun doesn't stop there! Straight from the North Pole, Gingerbread Men, steadfast Toy Soldiers and prancing reindeer spread cheer during the festive parade, concluding with a very jolly guest of honor.
Also joining in the festivities:
(Please note: all characters/floats subject to change)
As Buzz Lightyear Might Say, "To Disney Parks, and Beyond!"
In addition to the parade fun at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, expert travel correspondent Samantha Brown gives viewers a taste of what's coming soon around the globe. First, she checks in from Papenburg, Germany, with an exclusive preview of the Disney Dream, the newest Disney Cruise Line ship. The Disney Dream will launch in January 2011 from Port Canaveral, Fla. She also gives viewers a taste of the all-new Disney Destination, "Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa," in Ko Olina, Hawaii. The new resort opens Aug. 29, 2011.
What Time Does It Air?
The 27th Annual "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" airs Christmas Day on ABC-TV. Viewers are also asked to check their local listings and go online to http://DisneyParksChristmasDayParade.com for times and more information about the parade telecast.
The show is scheduled to air at the following times:
Text Updates Available
Fans are invited to join the parade mobile text alert program to get fun information about the parade as well as submit holiday greetings, which may appear on the "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" broadcast! To sign up, send an SMS message with PARADE to 37275 (DPARK)*
(*Msg. & data rates may apply. Participants under 18 years of age must have parent/guardian's permission.)
The Parade Magic Continues on Radio Disney
Radio Disney will air a one-hour special on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25 (9 a.m., ET/6 a.m., PT and 3 p.m., ET/Noon, PT) hosted by on-air personalities Ernie D and Jake Whetter. The "2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Special on Radio Disney" will feature behind-the-scenes interviews and sneak previews of performances by stars of the parade including Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez, Sean Kingston, and Debby Ryan.
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