AceShowbiz - Harrison Ford isn't completely off duty although Han Solo has died. The actor playing the iconic character in the popular sci-fi film franchise is tapped to preview Star Wars Lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World in ABC's special "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60".
The special will air Sunday, February 21 at 8 P.M. ET. To celebrate the 60-year legacy of the Disneyland theme park, it will include Elton John, Josh Gad and Witney Carson as participants. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, will also join the celebration.
The planned "Star Wars" theme parks for Disney Parks in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida were first announced during Disney's D23 Expo last summer. The Star Wars Lands will be inhabited by humanoids, aliens and droids, and one of them will feature Han Solo's starship freighter the Millennium Falcon that visitors can fly in.
"Every store and restaurant will be operated by local inhabitants, making each experience deeply immersive. Nothing in the land will be out of character or stray from mythology," Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger said. He promised, "Guests will truly become part of a 'Star Wars' story. It's going to be a whole new level, a whole new galaxy."