20 Celebrities Who Love Disney World More Than You Do
Even Blake Lively can't play it cool in front of her favorite mouse.
There is no brand that has a stronger following than Disney. Even celebrities aren’t immune to the allure of the legendary Mickey Mouse—he has some huge fans in Hollywood. For example, did you know Katy Perry’s first memory involves Disney? Or that Captain America himself, Chris Evans, watches YouTube videos of other people’s Disney World trips when he’s feeling down? And you’ll never believe which Full House alum has a yard filled with Mickey-related memorabilia! If you thought you knew everything about the happiest place on earth, get ready to be put to shame by these celebrities who love Disney World even more! And if you’re looking to up your Disney game, check out these 35 Astonishing Facts About Disney World Only Insiders Know.
Since she grew up less than three hours away from Disneyland, it’s no wonder “California Girl” Katy Perry became totally Disney obsessed.
In January 2018, the pop star honored Minnie Mouse when the Disney legend received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In her speech, Perry made it known that she’s practically been a Disney fan since birth. “I was maybe two or three years old and into my peripheral vision came Minnie and Mickey Mouse-printed diapers,” Perry reminisced. “That was my very first memory ever. And of course, it turned into a lifelong devotion.”
Blake Lively loves Disney and she’s darn proud of it. In 2018, Lively documented an epic trip to Disneyland on Instagram, challenging Elsa from Frozen to a “braid off” and looking truly ecstatic to be in the presence of with Mickey Mouse himself. “Play.It.Cool.,” she captioned an Instagram pic.
This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia is an expert when it comes to Disney trivia. The actor, who grew up in Anaheim, told Men’s Journal that he applied for a summer job picking up trash on Main Street in Disneyland, but wasn’t hired. Even though he didn’t get the gig, Ventimiglia is still all over Instagram showing off his Mickey pride.
Even though she found early fame as a Nickelodeon star on Victorious and its spinoff Sam & Cat, Ariana Grande has a huge soft spot for Disney. The pop singer spent her 21st birthday at Disneyland, which is one of her “favorite childhood places,” she noted on Instagram. She also chose to celebrate the record-breaking success of her song “7 Rings” at Disneyland with friends. She’s obviously a Mouseketeer at heart.
Singer and The Voice coach Gwen Stefani has been spotted enjoying family time with Blake Shelton and her kids at Disneyland often. And in 2018, she also partnered with Disney to help raise money for the Make A Wish foundation, asking fans to #shareyourears on Instagram. It’s clear Stefani wants to spread the Disney joy to as many people as possible.
John Stamos is maybe an even bigger Disney fan than ‘90s kids are Full House fans. In 2017, the actor got engaged at Disneyland and then the following year, he spent his honeymoon at Disney World. He also has an extensive Disney memorabilia collection that’s displayed in his yard. “I’m a Disney freak,” he admitted on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Long after her role in the 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie Alley Cats Strike, Kaley Cuoco is still proving she’s a die-hard Disney fan girl. In 2017, the Big Bang Theory actress celebrated her engagement to Karl Cook at Disneyland, which she posted about on Instagram. She returned to the park again the next year to for her birthday, so clearly Disneyland is Cuoco’s favorite place to celebrate!
Disney Channel alumna Miley Cyrus famously hosted her 16th birthday at Disneyland more than a decade ago. The Hannah Montana star performed a four-song concert and Tyra Banks hosted the party. But that’s hardly the only time Cyrus has been spotted at Disneyland. She’s visited the park with friends, family, and exes Stella Maxwell and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is a die-hard Disney fan. He told IGN that each year, he takes part in Epcot’s Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in Orlando. He also provided the vocal tracks for the California Screamin’ coaster at Disney’s California Adventure park in Anaheim, and starred alongside Mickey Mouse in the World of Color show.
“Walt Disney was my idol growing up. I think it’s unbelievable how he committed his life to the complete amusement and enjoyment of others,” Harris said in 2015. “Ride for ride and movie for movie, what he has created as had such lasting effects on people.”
Mariska Hargitay may be known for her serious role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but she has a guilty youthful pleasure: Disney. She visits Disney parks often with her three children, August, Amaya, and Andrew.
Late night host Busy Philipps has made spending Mother’s Day on a Disney cruise ship an annual tradition with her family. In 2017, she even dressed up as Minnie on the cruise, which she posted a photo of on Instagram. The actress always documents her Disney cruise trips with her husband and daughters online, hashtagging her pictures with “#ipaidforthis,” just like a real Disney lover would.
Although we don’t know Mariah Carey’s age for sure (a diva doesn’t divulge), we do know the pop singer loves to celebrate birthdays at Disneyland. She’s rung in her own birthday and her kids’ birthdays at Disneyland and renewed her vows with ex-husband Nick Cannon at an epic private Disneyland ceremony. She also isn’t afraid to show off her love for Mickey, like with this Instagram #TBT.
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz is another Disney-obsessed celebrity. He’s been spotted on family outings in the past with ex-wife Ashlee Simpson and their son, Bronx Mowgli, who’s named after The Jungle Book. Not only that, but Wentz spends his days off taking a spin on his favorite ride, Space Mountain, which he posted about proudly on Instagram.
Duff’s Disney love runs so deep that, even though she was nine months pregnant, the former Lizzie McGuire star headed to Disneyland to celebrate her 31st birthday.
Rachel Bilson is the epitome of a Disney mom. She and her ex-husband, Hayden Christensen, named their daughter Briar Rose after Sleeping Beauty.
Bilson has also been spotted a few times channeling her own inner child at Disneyland, posting pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #happiestplaceonearth.
Corbin Bleu has some deep Disney ties—the actor is known for his role as Chad Danforth in the High School Musical franchise. So, it’s no surprise that he proposed to his now wife, Sasha Clements, at Disneyland back in 2014. Bleu popped the question in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and the official Walt Disney Instagram shared in the excitement.
Long before the actress got her starring role on Shameless, Emmy Rossum appeared in a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie called Genius.
And her love on Disney continues to this day. On Instagram, she posted this picture of herself wearing mouse ears with the hashtag #EmmyMouse.
Captain America himself, Chris Evans, is all about Disney and not just because he works for Marvel. In 2015 at the D23 Expo, Evans revealed that he and his family go to Disney World annually, and that he watches YouTube videos of other people’s Disney vacations when he’s having a bad day. If that isn’t a true Disney obsessive, we don’t know what is.
Clarkson’s love for all things Disney has clearly been passed down to her daughter, River Rose. The toddler dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast on her third birthday and was smitten by Gaston during a visit to the theme park. Way to pass the Disney fan torch!
We wouldn’t have known about Ryan Gosling’s strong love for Disney if it wasn’t for Guillermo Del Toro spilling the beans in a 2015 interview with MTV. “He is completely a Disney freak,” Del Toro said. “We collect some of the same stuff. He’s specifically a Haunted Mansion freak.” The two even took a trip to Disneyland back in February 2015 on the day of the Oscars.
The former Mickey Mouse Club star even took his now wife, Eva Mendes, to Disneyland on one of their first dates. And for secrets these Disney-loving stars might not even know, check out the 15 Secret Disney Theme Park Perks Even Hardcore Disney Fans Don’t Know About.
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