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Disneyland is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary this year! To commemorate the momentous occasion Disney  has decided to put together a televised event titled The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60. One of the things that has got fans of the franchise so excited, when it comes to the special itself, is that it’s set to  give an exclusive preview to the park’s brand new addition Star Wars land,currently in development. So who will be our guide through this wonderful maze of Star Wars geekery, well Disney announced their pick.

The Star Wars land  preview  will be hosted by none other than the captain of  all captain’s, Harrison Ford. With the special is set to  premieres on Feburary 21st, and outside of Harrison Ford taking part, there are no other details about what will appear in the segement. While there have been many “leaks” of concept art and layouts, none of the rumors have been substantiated and it doesn’t look like we’ll get answers any time soon.

Now just to give a tidbit of history about the show and its significance:back in  1950-60’s, Walt Disney produced a show called The Wonderful World of Disney, which was soon after renamed Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. The show focused on the film company and  the parks, allowing for fans to get a behind the scenes that go into what make the studio and the theme park run. When it came to the theme park, it served as a look into the one of a kind design and craftsmanship and imaginative spirit that running a theme park required.

Nowadays, the show’s name is used to commemorate special occasions and allows for the company to highlight some of Disney’s history along with showing where the company is going. It provide a a look at the new Disney stars, upcoming television shows, and movies. If this Star Wars land exclusive, matches up with the essence of what the program is meant to provide, then this’ll probably be one of the few in-depth pieces we’ll get on the upcoming attraction before it opens, which for the time being is unknown.

Tune in to The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 special, set to air Feb. 21st.

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