Elton John to perform for Disneyland’s 60th special on ABC
ABC will be hosting Disney’s upcoming “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” special, with celebrity performances, surprises and an introducing a new celebratory theme for the popular park.
Sir Elton will be attending the event, which will air on the network early next month. Elton John will debut the title Track from his upcoming release “Wonderful Crazy Night”. If you can’t make it to the park you can still enjoy the celebration, there will be interactive Light Shows via Sync Capabilities in the Disney Applause App. That’s the virtual reality experience from Key Park Destinations through the Jaunt VR App.
ABC confirmed that Sir Elton John will perform two sensational songs in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park. He of course will be singing the Oscar-nominated song “Circle of Life,” from Disney’s “The Lion King,” and as we mentioned earlier, his new song “Wonderful Crazy Night,” from his upcoming album which will be released on February 5, 2016. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
The Disney Applause app was created by Walt Disney Imagineers, 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 performance. Disney Applause is available for iOS and Android. Fans will also have a rare opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime performance via virtual reality. Through the use of the Jaunt VR app, fans will join in the celebration as they are instantly transported to Sleeping Beauty Castle for the musical superstar’s concert and to Main Street, U.S.A. for a very special dance routine. A 360-degree view of the VR elements will also be available on ABC.com. Jaunt VR is available for iOS, Android and GearVR.
Sir Elton John has sold over 300 million records, achieving 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums. He has also earned six Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and a Disney Legend Award. John was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Billboard named him the third most successful male solo artist on “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists.”