We’re often told that celebrities are “just like us” because they too have to do mundane things like feed the parking meter and go grocery shopping. All that may be true, but there is a far more important thing we normal folk have in common with the stars: we all love Disney Parks.
Famous or not, everyone gets a thrill when they first spot the Castle. Even award-winning actors with millions of Twitter followers can’t resist the allure of a day spent riding on Dumbo and eating Dole Whips. We have a theory that Disney Parks are the world’s great equalizer, because no matter who you are, you turn into a kid once you walk through those gates.
We’ve presented the ample evidence for you below. If there’s anything more endearing than seeing absurdly famous adults freaking out over a meeting with Mickey Mouse, we don’t know what it is. Enjoy the photos, and remember: if you have a Disney Parks obsession, you’re in great company!
Neil Patrick Harris
Among NPH’s Disney Parks fan credentials: frequent celebrity narrator of the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, host of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade in 2013, self-proclaimed animatronics aficionado, and voice of the recorded spiel on California Screamin’ at Disney California Adventure. He even remembers to celebrate the anniversary of Disney World’s opening. David Burtka obviously knows his husband well, and gifted him a visit to Disney World for his birthday. Be still, our hearts:
The High School Musical star recently proposed to his girlfriend in the sweetest possible way: in front of Cinderella Castle. It takes a true Disney fan to commit to such a romantic gesture. Nice job, Corbin!
Ariana had a 21st birthday party fit for a pop princess: she celebrated with Cinderella, Prince Charming, and Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom. She’s also compared her single “Break Free” with the vibe of Space Mountain (and admitted to riding it five times in a row on her birthday visit).
The Glee star’s favorite Disneyland activities include visiting Mickey Mouse and riding Indiana Jones Adventure. He’s also been known to celebrate his birthday (October 30th) in the Parks. Perfect time to take in all the Halloween cheer!
The Once Upon a Time star loves riding it’s a small world, hunting for hidden Mickeys, and Disney Princesses. Here she is hanging out with Beast at the grand opening of New Fantasyland, and just generally being the most adorable Disney fan:
Disneyland regulars know Demi is practically a fixture around the parks. We know where you’re coming from, Demi—no matter how many times you visit, it’s never enough!
The actor and his family members are frequent guests at Disneyland. And where better to spend quality father-daughter time? Note that this is also the man who told Disney Parks blog that visiting Disneyland was his way “to get the year started right.”
The pop star and her family members held a double birthday party a few weeks ago—both Gwen and her niece Stella celebrated with Sulley at Disney California Adventure–with Gwen’s sons Zuma and Kingston joining the fun. We think birthday celebrations at Disney Parks are the best, and we’re glad Gwen agrees!
The singer/actress is another frequent guest of Disneyland—and she and her friends know how to rock some Minnie ears.
Rebel Wilson and the Bellas
Acca-believe it: Rebel and her costars Hailee Steinfeld, Chrissie Fit, and Kelley Jakle had a girls weekend at Disneyland recently and even got to visit the Dream Suite.
P!nk and Carey Hart
The singer and her husband took in the fireworks at Disneyland a couple weeks ago, and they got some gorgeous shots!
Seth made the mistake of messing with Thor… a mistake you only make once.
Our favorite Disney-loving mom posted the cutest pic of her son on their most recent Disneyland visit. Next time, Luca! Radiator Springs Racers is worth the wait.
Emma filmed scenes for “Saving Mr. Banks” at Disneyland, and unlike her character, she needed no persuasion to love it. She came back later, just for fun, and brought her daughter Gaia on her first visit.
We can’t walk past the Sword in the Stone without testing to see if we’re worthy, and apparently neither can this popular Internet personality.
Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard
These Girl Meets World costars and real-life best friends recently had a magical day at Disneyland, Minnie ears and all.
Disney Channel darling and powerhouse singer Olivia modeled some fabulous ear hats with her friends at Disneyland last month.
Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell
The pics from these Pretty Little Liars’ Disneyland visit are perfect because they look just like any other best friends’ pics!
The superstar threw a birthday party for her twins in Fantasyland. It’s safe to say she’s big a fan of Disneyland!
The Glee star is not alone in his choice of favorite place on earth. We love that he calls himself an Imagineer at heart—any Disney fan will know what he’s talking about.
The uber-talented actor got his start in showbiz performing at Walt Disney World, and that love of Disney never left him. Here he is visiting Epcot (and Phineas and Ferb) with his daughter during the holidays:
In her caption, “I think I feel more “me” with the ears than without,” Emmy perfectly expresses the feelings of Disney Parks fans everywhere.
Katy performs on world tours, wins huge awards, and is an enormous pop superstar… and she still says that visiting Disney World is the best time of her life. Also, she had a pizza party in the Cinderella Castle Suite to celebrate her birthday. Katy, we love your love of Disney.
You know him as the voice of Olaf, but this picture he posted on Instagram suggests that he also thinks Disney Parks are worth melting for.
If there’s a prize for “biggest celebrity Disney fan,” the Full House star is a serious contender. He once spent over $30k on an old Disneyland entrance sign, and his enthusiasm for the parks (including Disneyland) is well-known to Cast Members. (Bonus John Stamos sass: “Sorry I like Disney more than the average six-year-old.”)
Tina recently visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios to meet with her Muppets Most Wanted costar Sweetums, and she’s made a number of Disney Parks visits in the past. (Fun fact: her Liz Lemon-ism “I want to go there” was inspired by her daughter, who said it while watching a Disney Parks commercial on tv.) Here’s Tina visiting the princesses with a bonus John Stamos:
The *NSYNC legend grew up near Disney World and still makes it a point to visit the Parks regularly with his young family. He even participates in runDisney events!
The actress chose to visit Disneyland for a mini-honeymoon, and it also happened to be her new husband’s first-ever visit. From the looks of it, she converted a brand new Disney Parks fan.
Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde
We love that these two are so young at heart! (Also, relationship goals.)
We wish you and all these stars many magical Disney Parks visits!
Did anyone on this list surprise you?