The 19th Annual Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
, a two-hour extravaganza of Disney holiday cheer, will air Christmas morning, December 25, on ABC. At the heart of the special will be Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade
, where everyone's favorite Disney characters take center-stage as the parade makes its merry way down Main Street, USA
in the Magic Kingdom Park
. Hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, the show will feature the fun and fantasy of all four Walt Disney World
Theme Parks as well as memorable musical performances and special celebrity guests.
- John Ritter, star of the hit ABC comedy 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter
- George Lopez, star of the ABC smash comedy, the George Lopez Show
- Wayne Brady, host of The Wayne Brady Show and ABC's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
- Meredith Vieira, host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and The View
- Star Jones of The View
- Eric Roberts and Sara Rue, stars of Less Than Perfect
- Robin Roberts, news anchor for Good Morning America
- Andrea McArdle, Broadway star of Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Annie, and her daughter Alexis Kaleoff
- Lee Ann Womack, Grammy award-winning country music star
- Heather Headley, recording artist and Broadway star of The Lion King and Aida
- John Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls performs the title track to Disney's Treasure Planet, "I'm Still Here".
- Hilary Duff, star of Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire
- Jump5, hit teen group performs the title track on the recently released Disney's Beauty and the Beast DVD
- The Wiggles, superstar entertainment group of the preschool set and stars of Playhouse Disney on Disney Channel
- Bear, from Jim Henson's Bear In The Big Blue House on Disney Channel
including unforgettable performances from the Walt Disney World cast of Beauty and the Beast and the inspiring Festival of the Lion King.