JOSH GAD, THE VOICE OF "FROZEN"'S BELOVED OLAF, REVEALS SELDOM SEEN LOCATIONS AND SHARES THE JOYS OF VISITING "THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH" DURING ABC'S TWO-HOUR SPECIAL
"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60," SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Gad Visits Walt Disney's Private Apartment and the Disneyland Dream Suite
as Part of His Unique Journey
Josh Gad, known to millions as the voice of the irrepressible Olaf, in Disney's smash hit "Frozen," will take viewers on a tour of two very special, rarely seen locations in Disneyland Park - Walt Disney's private apartment and the Disneyland Dream Suite - when the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is showcased on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60," SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Gad, who will be seen in the upcoming live-action Disney feature film "Beauty and the
Beast" in the role of Le Fou, Gaston's sidekick, offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney's private apartment. Located above the Main Street Fire Station, this cozy hideaway was Walt's vantage point for observing the construction of Disneyland. While not open to the public, park guests who look up at the apartment window from Main Street can see the light from the lamp, which is always left on in Walt's memory.
In another rare treat, the Tony Award nominee visits the Disneyland Dream Suite, above New Orleans Square, conceived by Walt Disney as a location to entertain family and friends. Rooms are decorated with rich detail, paying homage to Disney's diverse interests and the rich heritage of the Disneyland Resort.
He also discovers the Tiki Juice Bar, savoring the taste of an iconic frozen treat found at Disneyland Park. Pineapple treats and fruit bowls are served at this Adventureland location outside Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.
Gad will lend his voice to the upcoming animated "The Angry Birds Movie" and also soon will be seen with Chadwick Boseman in the drama feature film "Marshall."
Walt Disney's legacy lives on through the Disneyland Resort, but even he might not have been able to imagine how big his idea would become at Disneyland and at Disney parks that span the globe. He launched an entirely new concept for family entertainment that remains as relevant today as the day it opened, July 17, 1955, for guests of all ages.
The Disneyland Resort will continue its 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration through Summer 2016, extending the three spectacular after-dark shows created for the special anniversary - the "Paint the Night" parade, the immersive "Disneyland Forever" fireworks show and the all-new "World of Color-Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney." The exciting celebration, which also features sparkling décor, themed food and merchandise, will conclude on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" is a production of Den of Thieves (MTV Video Music Awards, American Idol, MTV Movie Awards, Critics Choice Movie Awards, the Radio Disney Music Awards). Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager are the executive producers. "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.