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ABC’s ‘The Wonder Years’ Visits a Retro Disneyland on the Season Finale Aug. 16, 2023

The Wonder Years cast at Disneyland

ABC’s season two finale of “The Wonder Years” features a family trip to Disneyland, and it’ll provide a retro look at the park.

The Finale

The episode is titled “The Happiest Place on Earth,” and the official synopsis says “When the Williams family decides to go on a family vacation, Kim suggests a road trip to Austin College and Dean proposes a stop at Disneyland. After meeting up with his old bandmates, Bill reflects on his life choices.”

But this won’t be a modern look at Disneyland, as this reboot of the series takes place during the late 1960s.

The episode filmed inside the park in January 2023, and cast member Dulé Hill had so much fun filming in Disneyland Park that he’s plotting a return in Season 3.

“Hopefully we get a chance to go back to Disneyland,” he says in an interview with D23. “I’m going to pitch that to [executive producer Saladin K. Patterson]. Maybe Dean wants to want to take another trip!”

The Wonder Years cast at Disneyland

A Preview

ABC’s “On the Red Carpet” put together an interview special with the show’s cast members EJ Williams, Dulé Hill, and Saycon Sengbloh about filming the finale at Disneyland, and gives a preview of what to expect in the episode:

When to Watch

Head to Disneyland with the Williams family when the Season 2 finale of “The Wonder Years” airs Wednesday, August 16, at 9pm ET/8pm CT on ABC, and catch up with both seasons of the show on Hulu. Season one is also available on Disney+.

The Wonder Years cast at Disneyland

About the Show

Inspired by the beloved award-winning 1980s series of the same name, “The Wonder Years” is an original coming-of-age comedy that tells the story of the Williams family during the late 1960s, spotlighting the ups and downs of growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter and lessons along the way.

The Peabody Award-winning series stars Don Cheadle, who narrates the series as Adult Dean Williams, along with Elisha “EJ” Williams as the young Dean Williams, Dulé Hill as Bill Williams, Saycon Sengbloh as Lillian Williams, Laura Kariuki as Kim Williams, Julian Lerner as Brad Hitman, Amari O’Neil as Cory Long, and Milan Ray as Keisa Clemmons.