On Dec. 2 and 3, Magic Kingdom taped the Walt Disney World portions of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade TV special. Among the celebrities who performed for guests at Magic Kingdom were Justin Bieber, Jennifer Green and Cee Lo Green.
The host for the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade at Walt Disney World (WDW) was Mario Lopez, who currently hosts MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.”
See photos of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade taping or two videos, one featuring Justin Bieber singing, as well as one with more celebrity highlights of the taping.
For many Disney guests, the appearance of Justin Bieber was reason enough to participate in the taping, which involves several takes over a period of hours. Bieber performed a medley of from his new holiday album, “Under the Mistletoe.” The album includes both covers of classics and new holiday songs written by the star.
On Dec. 2, Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson also performed a medley of holiday songs in front of Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle.
Singer and “The Voice” star Cee Lo Green performed “This Christmas” for his segment of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ TV special at the Magic Kingdom park.
“American Idol” winner Scott McCreery and Bella Thorne and Zendaya Coleman of Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up” were also part of the weekend’s taping.
And in perhaps the oddest star turn of the weekend, three cute canine stars of Disney’s “Treasure Buddies,” were on hand for the taping – and to promote the movie’s upcoming release on Disney Blu-Ray and DVD.
The Disneyland portion of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade were filmed in November, and included such stars as Nick Cannon, Christina Aguilera and OneRepublic.
2011 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade schedule
Disney fans who want to watch the Disney Parks Christmas Parade when it airs Dec. 25 on ABC affiliates should keep these times in mind (check your local TV station’s schedule):
- Eastern Time Zone: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- Central Time Zone: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Mountain Time Zone: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Pacific Time Zone: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
- New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno and Raleigh: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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