Check out The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration Thanksgiving Night on ABC

If you enjoy watching the Disney holiday specials, then you will want to tune into ABC on Thanksgiving Night. The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration will kick off the holiday season on Thanksgiving night, November 28th, 2019 at 8PM EST. You can watch on ABC or via the ABC app. The hosts for the event will be Matthew Morrison, singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton, as well as TV host Jesse Palmer as they present the two-hour prime-time special from Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort in California. This will be a great time to get a look at the parks for those of us who are missing a dose of Disney!

Check out this fun video ahead of the special:

Not only will viewers get a look at different Disney Parks, there will also be a look at the upcoming new attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance which is set to open in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on December 5th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and January 17th at Disneyland park in California.

Musical performances include the following: 

  • GRAMMYAward-winning icons Sting and Shaggy perform duets and solo numbers from Walt Disney World Resort, including a new festive reggae version of “Silent Night (Christmas is Coming).” 
  • GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Portugal. The Man performs “Happy Christmas” and “Merry Christmas Everybody” from Disneyland Resort. 
  • Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning group Pentatonix will sing a cappella renditions of “Deck the Halls” and “Here Comes Santa Claus” from Walt Disney World Resort. 
  • Singers Ingrid Michaelson and Andy Grammer perform an all-new original holiday song from Disneyland Resort. 
  • International pop star Ally Brooke sings “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from Walt Disney World Resort. 
  • Singer-songwriter and TV host Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) performs “Santa Baby” from Walt Disney World Resort. 
  • The Tony, Emmyand two-time Golden Globe-nominated artist Matthew Morrison performs a medley from Walt Disney World Resort of “When You Wish Upon A Star” from the upcoming album “Disney Dreamin’ with Matthew Morrison” and the classic “Let it Snow.”
  • Acclaimed two-time Billboard Award-winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling pulls all the strings at Walt Disney World Resort for “Carol of the Bells,” from her Christmas album “Warmer in The Winter.”

There will also be other specials throughout the holiday season. The Disney Channel Holiday Party at Walt Disney World will be on Friday, December 13th from 8 PM to 8:30 PM EST on Disney Channel and the DisneyNOW app. The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade will debut on Wednesday, December 25th from 10 AM through 12 PM EST and 9 AM though 11AM CST/MST/PST.

Who will be tuning in on Thanksgiving night?

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog

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I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!