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bratmaster
02-21-2007, 04:29 PM
just curious - has anybody ever seen or had an encounter with a celebrity in the parks? They must go there too; just wondering if anybody has a story to share! (I asked this a few years ago and somebody said they saw nicholas cage!)

SBETigg
02-21-2007, 04:38 PM
My sister claims she ran right into Aerosmith's Steven Tyler in World Showcase near Japan and he was very nice and asked if she was enjoying her day.

murphy1
02-21-2007, 04:55 PM
at the risk of people hating me again for this one.....:D

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EYtmjlo0bsVg&notag=1

Strmchsr
02-21-2007, 06:03 PM
at the risk of people hating me again for this one.....:D

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EYtmjlo0bsVg&notag=1

Wow, that's a seriously old pic. That was back when the Gloved One was still a black man instead of a white woman. :D Shari, please tell me that's not you sitting next to him. :confused:

May524
02-21-2007, 06:11 PM
at the risk of people hating me again for this one.....:D

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EYtmjlo0bsVg&notag=1

Ahh wow flashback!!! How did this happen? Wohoo for you! :mickey: I'm a tad bit jealous!!!

murphy1
02-21-2007, 06:41 PM
No! Not me there! I was about 16 when we took it and the little girl's mom asked us to send a copy of the photo. It was back in April 84 I was in high school right before Capt EO and after Thriller, said before wouldn't want to be taking a pic of him now!

Strmchsr
02-21-2007, 07:14 PM
Whew! That makes me feel a little bit better! :D

kittylove
02-21-2007, 07:23 PM
Last year (we were there March 28-April 5) my DH SWEARS he saw Ron Jeremy at EPCOT. This was before we even started our beer tour, and the DH is pretty good with faces. I went skipping down the concourse to catch a glimpse, but I didn't see him so I can't confirm it. Scary thought, Ron Jeremy at WDW!

ftwildernesskid
02-21-2007, 08:57 PM
I also saw Michael Jackson. Portions of Pleasure Island closed for him the night we were there. He was leaving one club and going to another with his huge band of bodyguards surrounding him. I happened to be right where he was coming downstairs and as he passed he said hello to my sister and me. By then people had seen him and swarmed over to where he was...a little scary to be in a such a large crowd pushing toward you. I wasn't a big fan, but it was still cool to see him. I can't remember what year it was exactly, but I'm thinking early 90s.

courtney2006
02-21-2007, 09:42 PM
In 2000 we saw Hulk Hogan when we were exiting Splash Mountain. He was waiting for some people who were getting off too. My brother went up and asked if it was him and he said it was and shook his hand.

SubNET3
02-22-2007, 12:06 AM
I saw Kelly Rippa and her kids getting off PotC in the gift shop. She was with some disney guides (or some type of CM). She was with that guy from the soap opera shows (her husband I think).

JustCallMeSquishy
02-22-2007, 12:40 AM
While I was a CM at DLR I saw:

Tommy Lee and Pam Anderson
Kristian Alfonso and Victor Alfieri (Days of our Lives)
Casey and Jean Kasem

My first WDW trip we were in line at Primeval Whirl chit chatting with Usher and Chili!! I didn't even realize it was them, we were just being friendly!! DH told me after we left, I felt stupid for not even recognizing them and asking for a pix or something :(

I think that's it...

snowflakegirl
02-22-2007, 08:53 AM
When we were there in April '02 we saw Joey Lawrence browsing the shops in France. The same day we also heard from CMs that John Stamos was in the parks, but we didn't see him, although I would have liked to.

ChipDale2708
02-22-2007, 12:02 PM
We saw David Copperfield at the Indiana Jones show in MGM. Before the show people kept running down to take his picture. After awhile he stood up w/ a camera and started taking the audiences pictures. Not sure if he was being funny or sending a message. This was sometime in the mid-90's when I believe he was going to create an attraction with Disney at MGM. I remember there being a sign out front but I can't recall what it was supposed to be. Anybody else remember this? :confused:

DisneyDreamer
02-22-2007, 12:36 PM
In February '06 my DS was at Epcot wearing his Teddy Bruschi jersey (NE Patriots) when someone tapped him on his shoulder -- it was Teddy Bruschi!!! My son was by himself at the time and speechless! I wish I could have been there. Also during that trip I saw someone who looked so much like George Lucas at MGM. Later that night at Fantasmic I heard people talking about having seen George Lucas that day, so I guess I DID see him! It was a great trip. Oh, how I miss WDW:(

DizNee143
02-22-2007, 12:45 PM
i have seen Regis Phillbin...and my coolest one was Robin Williams...it was in Innoventions..i was playing a game and someone came up and got the other controller but i was paying attention i was into the game i was playing...next thing i know my mom whispers in my ear...do you know your standing next to Robin Williams..it was pretty cool..and wow i wish you all could of saw what he was wearing lol..hes was all mix matched and what not...ive also seen alot of Soap stars around the parks and on the airplane going to Orlando..but thats just cuz we have gone a few times around soap week...:mickey:

disney100%
02-22-2007, 12:56 PM
Way back, when I was in middle school (I am now in my 30s), my brother spotted Doug Flutie. My dad wouldn't let us say anything and told us to respect his space and let him be with his family. Last February, we saw Bob Kraft in Magic Kingdom and my dad walked right up to him and said hello. Mr. Kraft then gave my 14 month old son (who happened to be wearing a Patriots hat) a pin with the Lombardi trophy and Patriots symbol on it. We give my dad a hard time, since he never let my brother or I talk to any celebrities we saw when we were younger. He was so happy to meet Mr. Kraft and tell him how much he loves the Patriots. My DH was quite excited too. Now, all they talk about is how they didn't ask to get a picture with him!

WEDTOPIA
02-22-2007, 01:28 PM
The family and I saw Toby Keith with his family at the Magic Kingdom in December of ' 05. We got a few pictures of him waiting by Splash Mountain. Of course he had his own personal tour guide to take him around. Must be nice !

:mickey:

bobpfef
02-22-2007, 02:05 PM
My son and I were getting off BTMR this past Jan when Joakim Noah, the basketball player from the University of Florida was getting off.He was a few cars behind us. Man, he was quite tall and had crazy hair.

bratmaster
02-22-2007, 03:22 PM
how is it that all these people are just walking around with the rest of us?? Don't they get mobbed?

Quasimodo
02-22-2007, 03:31 PM
In '94, my wife and I were taking the bus from Pleasure Island to the Grand Floridian. At the Poly stop, Bret Michaels from Poison got on with a trampy looking girl. They sat down on the inward facing seats at the front. He then pulled his cowboy hat down over his face.

Two or three years ago, we were at the face painting tent at ToonTown, We heard some commotion and saw people pointing at someone. I looked down the walkway at who they were pointing at and saw a tall black man with long hair walking away toward the Tea Cups. I asked a CM who it was, and she said it was James Brown.

JabberJaws
02-22-2007, 05:24 PM
Well back when I used to work in the parks, I saw a bunch of celebrities, even got to meet a few of them.

But as a guest...let me see...

Once I was coming out of SGE and accidently bumped into this "goth/punk" looking guy with tons of tattoos (once of which said MOM or something like that). Then I saw that there were a couple of other "punk" looking guys with him and they had a guide. Turns out it was Good Charlotte...although I wasn't that impressed b/c I don't like their music! :D

Also, this past September when I was back working in Marketing at WDW, my fiancee and I literally almost ran into Kathy Ireland :eyes:. So I made a crack that Kathy was stalking me...and no joke 2 more times throughout the day we turned around and boom...there she was and almost ran into her again.

Was she really stalking me...all signs point to yes! :yes:

Natazu
02-23-2007, 04:25 AM
I saw John Y at Animal Kindom once. He was very nice and easy to talk to, just like a regular person.

Rick Blaine
02-23-2007, 11:38 PM
how is it that all these people are just walking around with the rest of us?? Don't they get mobbed?

In many cases they don’t walk around like everyone else. They are allowed to use special back area entrances to rides and attractions. It is still not clear to me if this is supplied to celebrities for free or if anyone can pay for a “special guide”. Here is a link to a discussion we had a while ago about these perks http://www.intercot.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=79284

I don’t know who would mob or even care about a “celebrity”. To me there are plenty of people who deserve my respect and maybe special treatment at WDW, I would include many of the people staying at Shades of Green in this category.

bratmaster
02-24-2007, 12:38 AM
that was a very interesting link to the thread you gave. (Too bad i could not respond to some of the comments on there!)
All i was saying is, this is reality. Celebrities DO get mobbed, like it or not, and it would cause a big disruption for them and us if they were just walking around like the rest of us. (Obviously depending on who the celeb. is; wether they are very famous/recognizable/current would be a big factor in how big a distrubance that could be. )

SBETigg
02-24-2007, 12:29 PM
I've heard that anyone can pay for a special guide, at the rate of about $100 an hour- but that was a few years ago, it probably cost more now.

vividms
02-24-2007, 12:46 PM
I ran into Wayne Brady at Toon Town. He was purchasing photos of his children with the characters in the Judge's Tent. :cool: He was trying to hide his face.

Nance
02-24-2007, 01:37 PM
I'm once every 5 weeks in Disneyland Paris (DLRP) and I saw the next persons there:

- DJ Tiësto;
- Whoopi Goldberg;
- Phil Collins;
- A lot of Dutch famous people;
- Michael Jackson;
- and lots of others (I'm sorry I don't remember them anymore:wait: )

Walt's Mickey
02-28-2007, 04:03 AM
I saw Curt Schilling the weekend or so after they won the world series a couple of years ago. It was pretty neat. We were getting our girls hair cut at the barber shop on Main street, and he came out of the ally way in the corner with some cast members.

Walt's Mickey
02-28-2007, 04:07 AM
By the way...Here's to the HEROES staying at Shades of Green!!!! We love our men and women in uniform! Thank you for our FREEDOM!

Sportster
02-28-2007, 08:50 AM
I met Mickey Mouse one time at Magic Kingdom:mickey: :D

jilwil
02-28-2007, 01:31 PM
I met Mickey Mouse one time at Magic Kingdom:mickey: :D

He's the real celebrity!:mickey2: :cool: Along with Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Pooh, etc., etc. Otherwise, why would everyone be scrambling for their autographs?:D

mdearmas
02-28-2007, 01:36 PM
I met Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. and I also met Sylvester Stallone in the magic kingdom right before the new rocky came out.

dizzydisney
02-28-2007, 04:35 PM
I went to the Magic Kingdom sometime in the late '90s (can't remember which year) and the cast of the TV Sitcom Step by Step was in the park filming a Disney themed episode. We saw some of the characters, and even got to walk by in a crowd scene. I never saw the episode though, so I don't know if I made it to TV

CraniumCommando
02-28-2007, 05:04 PM
In 1995, I saw Huey Lewis and one of the News (Johnny Colla). While a bunch of girls mobbed Huey, I got to talk to Johnny for a few minutes. He was a really nice guy. :thumbsup:

honeybear
02-28-2007, 05:21 PM
Once we were exiting Rock N Roller Coaster, and as we got off, Romeo (Lil' Romeo) was getting on at the exit area! My sister said, awww my kids love you!

frakers
03-01-2007, 11:13 AM
I haven't thought about it before but we've had a few "run-ins" as it were:


Michael J. Fox in front of the GMR at MGM.

Mandy Moore going down Main Street at the MK.

Kelsey Grammar at the MK over by Splash Mountain.

Steven Tyler in the post ride area of RnR at MGM, (guess he'd just gotten off the ride...:D ).

mainstreet1997
03-01-2007, 03:48 PM
Pagie Davis from Trading Spaces. I was walking out of AK with my family and I hear this voice say "Oh theyre so pretty" near the flamingo habitat. And Im like "That sounds like Paige." I was too shy to say anything but her husband realized that I recognized her and smiled at me (which totally made my day because hes sorta-kinda famous too).

A few months later her book came out and there was a journal entry for that day. They got to get up close to the elephants! Of course I wasnt mentioned...."some weird girl was whispering and staring at me..."

Oh yeah, and two trips later my mom and I were walking back to the Boardwalk from EPCOT and met Ernie Banks. A dream come true for my mom.

tomorrowschild
03-01-2007, 04:59 PM
My mom and dad saw Tiger Woods at the Saratoga Springs. Well they were in the pro shop of the golf course there. He was talking to some cast members. My dad was thrilled, but wanted to leave him alone. After he left my dad asked one of the guys about him- they said that he practices there alot. He was getting ready for the British Open (I believe).:mickey:

nellyj
03-01-2007, 06:08 PM
my only run in was 3 yrs ago at DL california. my daughter and hubby were in the queue for the matterhorn when they looked who was next to them and it was Brian May (Queen) and his kids. they all chatted whilst waiting in the short line.

celebrationasheley
03-01-2007, 07:49 PM
I saw Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz. They were staying at the contemporary and got their personal entrance through the Main Street Bakery Door. Michael Eisner. Kelly Ripa and Regis. George Lucas numerous times. It was a rumor that he was a frequent at Caseys and the Ice Cream shop. While making a stop at the Ice cream shop while working, he was waiting in line. Verne Troyer, Mini me, In the tunnel. Michael Jackson. A couple of N'Syncers. And the Bucs, when they won the superbowl.

jeffbdw
03-01-2007, 10:41 PM
My wife and I saw Christie Brinkley coming out of the Nemo Show at AK. She was with at least one of her younger kids and seemed to have a very large bodygaurd.

disneyworld55925592
03-01-2007, 11:00 PM
My cousin and aunt saw JOHNNY DEPP
with his family at disney.

LUCKY:secret:

donduk
03-01-2007, 11:23 PM
While being in line at the Peter Pan ride we noticed people were looking at us and whispering. This continued for quite a while and I was about to ask what everyone was looking at when I turned around and saw John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard) and his family standing right behind us in line also.
He realized we were thinking everyone was looking at us and got a kick at my reaction.

Does Mickey and Donald count???? :D

Tom

qv09vvp67
03-02-2007, 05:39 AM
Being from San Antonio & very proud of our good guy Spurs :number1: , its hard to mention anybody else.....but.... Since you asked.....

At WDW, we were in tomorrowland taking our obligatory first day ride the PeopleMover & we look down & low & behold we see this "crowd" of folks sorrounding this really BIG guy. When we got of the attraction & were heading by the speedway, we heard another guest say that was Shaq of the Lakers.

:secret: The ABSOLUTELY hilarious part of it is we had just arrivied from SA that day in ALL our SPURS gear (jerseys, tees, etc) ...and we were still wearing it in the Parks. The Spurs had knocked the Lakers out of the playoffs a round earlier. :party: :party: :party:

My KIDS wanted to go show Shaq our jerseys etc...but good sense prevailed. :blush:

We saw him one more time that way, between the transition from Haunted Mansion area & Fantasy Land....so funny to see this huge crowd of "normal" sized people sorrounding this HUGE TALL guy.

Now....How do I go about meeting Captain Jack????? :D Just don't tell hubby.. :secret:

GO SPURS GO!!!!!!

princessaurora01
03-13-2007, 06:29 PM
When Dh and I were at the Disney MGM studios back in May 2002, we went to see the Disney Playhouse Live On Stage. There was a handsome guy sitting right in front of us with a very pretty girl holding a 1-2 year old boy. People kept handing him autograph books the entire time and he kept signing them and passing them back. He kept looking at us as if to say "you don't know who I am?". This went on the entire show. After the show let out, we saw him, the girl, and the toddler again outside walking with a very well built man (bodyguard). People kept staring at him and snapping pictures. We felt kind of bad for him that he couldn't enjoy his vacation. He kept looking at us still surprised we didn't know who he was. We figured, he must be a local celebrity from Florida. A few weeks later I turned on the tv to a baseball game and instantly saw the guy on tv! I called DH and said "Isn't that the guy we saw everyone aggravating at MGM? Dh said yes, it sure is. Call me an idiot, but I was one of the people who didn't know what Derek Jeter looked like. On top of that, my co-worker was in love with him and was furious with me when she found out I was so close to him and didn't get a picture. Guess I need to watch more sports!:blush:

marlyn
03-13-2007, 07:42 PM
My cousin and aunt saw JOHNNY DEPP
with his family at disney.

OH.....MY....GOD.... :heart: I think I would faint. :blush:

DREAMADREAM93
03-13-2007, 08:17 PM
My cousin and aunt saw JOHNNY DEPP
with his family at disney.

LUCKY:secret:

"LUCKY" Doesn't even BEGIN to cover it:]
He's my idol.

Not to mention he is oh so beautiful :]:cloud9:

-Jordan

kadesha
03-13-2007, 08:57 PM
My cousin and aunt saw JOHNNY DEPP
with his family at disney.

LUCKY:secret:

wonder if he rode Pirates of the Carribean??!!

PeterPan
03-13-2007, 10:35 PM
Years ago, the Disney / MGM Studios had a program called "Star of the Day" or something like that. They hosted celebrities, who rode in a short parade down Sunset Blvd. We saw MANY stars like this - including Michael J. Fox, Patty Duke (please tell me somebody out there knows who Patty Duke is). Annette Funicello (PLEASE PLEASE tell me you ALL know who that is). Lots of minor TV stars. The biggest one we saw was HARRISON FORD. We even saw him put his handprints in the cement in front of the Chinese Theater. He had just gotten a private ride on The Great Movie Ride (to check out his own AudioAnimatronic). THRILLING!

Boojum
03-14-2007, 11:48 AM
I literally ran into him outside a restroom in Tomorrowland. He didn't look too happy with me, and I walked quickly away. That dude is very large. :blush:

Figgyluv03
03-14-2007, 01:55 PM
I saw Kenny Baker (R2D2) in MGM studios, but that during Star Wars weekend and he had a little set up and stuff, but it was still cool. And when I was younger Princess Diana and the boys were in Epcot. We must have been hitting the wrong rides at the wrong time 'cause they would "close" the ride and say it was down for maintence. They must of led her around backstage 'cause we never got to see her face.

ADevereaux
03-14-2007, 02:34 PM
:mickey: It's Disney - everyone gets mobbed! :funny:

Sorry....:blush:

KAJUNKING
03-14-2007, 05:20 PM
we were at mk in the early 90s and saw the olsen twins, they were pretty popular at that point, it was pretty cool :mickey:

Bruegge
03-14-2007, 05:25 PM
[QUOTE=PeterPan;1222839] Patty Duke (please tell me somebody out there knows who Patty Duke is). and...Annette Funicello QUOTE]


I didn't know they are still alive...

stephntampa
03-14-2007, 07:02 PM
As a child my father managed a movie theatre in Tampa. Occasionally he would meet with an actor who was in the latest movie. One actor was a gentleman named Harold Sakata, better known as "Odd Job" in the movie "Goldfinger". My family and I escorted him to MK, and it was great fun getting attention from the other guests as they recognized him!

TinksPixieDust
03-15-2007, 10:26 AM
I was just there for ESPN the Weekend and since the place was crawling with athletes I met a ton of famous people! :) Including my favs Richard Seymour and Adam Vinatieri!!!! And someone posted about how they dont get mobbed. Surprisingly when I was there a lot pf people didnt realize there was a celebrity walking past them. WE saw countless athletes just walk down the middle of the street and no one would even look at them. The only way people would know..was a) if you were like my brother and know possibly everything about sports and know what all the guys/girls look like or b) there was a mob of people around them


it was quite fun though. We also have seen Drew Carey at AK when it first opened in '98 :) it is quite exciting though!

pogo
03-15-2007, 11:58 AM
We saw MANY stars like this - including Michael J. Fox, Patty Duke (please tell me somebody out there knows who Patty Duke is). Annette Funicello (PLEASE PLEASE tell me you ALL know who that is).
O.K..... I'll admit it...... I remember them. I even had a crush on Annette ! Her aunt lived across the street from my aunt and I used to sit on her step and watch...... hoping Annette would come and visit ! :D

battle beast
03-15-2007, 12:07 PM
Last year (we were there March 28-April 5) my DH SWEARS he saw Ron Jeremy at EPCOT.

That's hilarious!

Belle619
03-15-2007, 12:14 PM
Joey Fatone ('NSYNC and My Big Fat Greek Wedding) was at the P & P party earier this month. He was in the log ahead of mine on Splash Mountain.

KAT1811
03-15-2007, 03:13 PM
No! Not me there! I was about 16 when we took it and the little girl's mom asked us to send a copy of the photo. It was back in April 84 I was in high school right before Capt EO and after Thriller, said before wouldn't want to be taking a pic of him now!

I remember when I was a child Michael was watching the parade from one of the balconies above Main Street.

Jerry2
03-15-2007, 04:02 PM
We has 2 sightings, both a long time ago probably the late 80s or early 90s.

The first time we were getting off the tram from the parking lot to the gate at EPCOT and I notice that the man that was sitting next to my wife for the entire ride was Freeman McNeil who at the time was a running back for the New York Jets. He was with his family.

The second was in a small shop on Main Street, near Town Hall. It was just around closing time and the shop was relatively empty. A cast member walks in wearing an outfit that kinda looked like the "Small World" uniform. With her is a man and a woman. The woman was wearing a baseball cap and dark sunglasses (it was nighttime). You can see that the cast member was acting as a guide. The couple shopped as the CM waited by the door. I recognized the woman as Gena Davis. I walked up to their guide very discretely and asked if that was Gena Davis, and she confirmed my suspicion. I took one more quick glance and let them be.

Jeff T
03-16-2007, 12:46 PM
In May 2004 we were staying at the Disney Beach Club Resort. One morning during breakfast at the Cape May Cafe, we noticed Mariah Carey sitting at a table next to us with several young kids and personal body guards. Whe was gorgeous (I'm keeping the post G-rated), and dressed in a swimsuit bikini with a see-thru robe. After breakfast she signed autographs and talked briefly with other guests in the lobby before leaving the resort in a large white van. Mariah and all the kids were going to Typhoon Lagoon for the day. Many Dads were wishing they were one of the kids invited to swimming with Mariah that day!

kathymk616
03-16-2007, 05:39 PM
Several years ago when eating breakfast at the Grand Floridian cafe, Oprah walked in! People just kind of smiled. The funny thing is, Minnie Mouse came walking in just a couple moments behind her...and all the kids in the restaurant screamed "Minnie!" and went running over to her with their autograph books. I hope Oprah found it amusing that there was someone in there attracting much more attention than her!:mickey:

Jared
03-16-2007, 07:34 PM
I saw Regis Philbin and Rosie O'Donnell at Disney-MGM Studios on the same day.

Queen Stephanie
06-01-2007, 01:04 AM
Just look around...celebs are everywhere at WDW. We have seen Sigorney Weaver with her daughter at Animal Kingdom, Hulk Hogan with his family at Polynesian, David Robinson at Rainforest Cafe...just to name a few. So next time you are visiting Disney, just look around...you might have a celebrity encounter. :thumbsup:The Queen

WDWfanatic742
06-01-2007, 02:51 AM
We rode Jungle Cruise with Lindsay Lohan a few years back just my family and hers. Chatting away on her cell phone the entire time not even paying attention.

snifflesmcg
06-01-2007, 04:09 AM
I saw "Survivor" last year during the Food and Wine festival "Eat to the Beat". Does that count???
I really enjoyed all of your stories. Before I saw the picture of Michael Jackson, I was going to make a crack about him. Seems you all beat me to it. :funny:
Officially, I haven't seen anyone famous but now I am going to look.

k_reile
06-01-2007, 06:01 PM
i can't remember what trip it was....either my 1st or 2nd trip...we saw Ann Jillian filming something near the Castle in MK. (she might have been filming something with Regis Philbin...Live maybe...not sure...don;t remember if he was there or not...we took pics but right now Ann Jillian sticsk out in my mind.

On my last trip we were at Planet Hollywood in April 98....we saw Vanna White (who was pregnant at the time). She was there for a special presentation or something and I remember my parents slowly ordering food so we could stay longer (since we had a prime seat right in front of her) My mom took tons of pictures....we later found out that Vanna had a miscarriage and we jokingly blamed my mom for blinding her with the flash!!

Tinkerbell627
06-01-2007, 07:44 PM
We saw Michael Jackson getting off of Test Track a few years ago. Later, we saw a crowd surrounding one of the bathrooms in EPCOT so we counted that as seeing him twice.

nicole48040
06-01-2007, 08:03 PM
Three years ago my group was leaving the Haunted Mansion when we saw a CM quite offical looking walking towards us holding an umbrella over a woman with alot of her stomach exposed. I had my young children with me at the time and thought "that's not appropriate for Disney" and there was a guy covered in tattoes walking with her. As they got closer I thought "Geez, could she at least smile!" and as we all walked right past her we suddenly recognized her. It was the singer Pink. I had to practically hold back my two younger sister-in-laws from charging at her for autographs. I know it was exciting to see her but I felt like she deserves a vacation too. I didn't recognize the guy til I saw pics of Corey Hart. Must be nice to get your very own CM to shield you from the sun with an umbrella as you walk:cool: My only request to future celebs that I see at Disney is "it's the happiest place on earth, people! So smile darnit!

EmiB
06-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Britney Spears at MGM...UGH!

She made us late for our reservations at The Brown Derby too.

SallyfromDE
06-01-2007, 10:11 PM
My neice was down Easter week and was on Small World with Brad Garrett and his daughter. She said she saw him several times that week.

MickeyDreamer
06-01-2007, 10:15 PM
You have all missed the most famous celebrity of all I see him whenever I am there!! MICKEY MOUSE :mickey: plus all of his friends and buddies. ;)

ncscgirl2005
07-09-2007, 04:47 PM
My son and I were getting off BTMR this past Jan when Joakim Noah, the basketball player from the University of Florida was getting off.He was a few cars behind us. Man, he was quite tall and had crazy hair.

Wow! I would have loved to see that! I love his crazy hair (even though I would dare stand for DH growing his hair out :blush:)

ncscgirl2005
07-09-2007, 04:51 PM
at the risk of people hating me again for this one.....:D

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EYtmjlo0bsVg&notag=1

I would have liked to seen MJ. That was back when he had the ability to make people faint. Don't know if he still does or not but I think I will still like to see him. I still listen to his music at least once a month. You can't deny that the man has talent.

NJBelle
07-09-2007, 11:59 PM
I met Mickey and Minnie. :mickey:

While getting off Buzz Lightyear Space Spin and looking at the pictures, we thought one of the men in the pictures looked remarkably like Bob Kraft. Then a VIP tour guide said, "Bob, your picture is over here." My family (being HUGE NE Pats fans) were THRILLED to have our picture taken w/ him and we still have it hanging on our refirgerator. :secret:

WDW_Megan
07-10-2007, 12:58 AM
My brother is currently a CM and has seen David Robinson and many of the cast of High School musical. He also got to talk to Emmitt Smith! He didnt care for RNRC only rode it once and said thats enough:laughing:
Im sure he has seen many more. I havent seen any I think.....

IloveJack
07-10-2007, 09:44 AM
Barry Bonds
I literally ran into him outside a restroom in Tomorrowland. He didn't look too happy with me, and I walked quickly away. That dude is very large. :blush:

I had the same experience in 2001. He was in the Stars and Motor Cars Parade, which was no big deal, except my family sat at the very end of the parade route, and they stood beside us to watch, after their car was through. Later that day, we went to the Bakery to get a snack, and he and his entourage literally ran into us, trying to get through a back entrance. He didn't seem to mind, but his bodyguards weren't happy that I was standing in their way.... Not that it should be a problem for a man twice my size!

MommyDisneyFanatic
07-11-2007, 12:49 PM
In December of 2005, we were in line for the Winnie the Pooh ride, when it was our turn to board they stopped us and had a group of people come up the exit ramp. I thought it was a handicapped person so I paid no attention but then I noticed some men dressed in suits waiting for them at the end of the ride. When we were exiting the ride I noticed that the girl sitting in front of us on the ride was Kelly Preston. I told my husband, look its Kelly Preston and he said whos that!! I said John Travolta's wife, he was like no its not. Wouldnt you know John Travolta was standing right next to us the whole time!

Tygger7
07-11-2007, 01:27 PM
In May 2006, while SWW was going on, we saw Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca):chewy: in England in the World Showcase. He had done appearances the previous weekend, and was being escorted by a CM. My daughter and her friend about passed out, but were too scared to go talk to him or ask for a picture. Now if it had been George Lucas, they probably would have grabbed onto his legs until he gave them Anakin's (Hayden Christensen's) address and phone number. :darth:

bleukarma
07-11-2007, 01:32 PM
My mom was at Typhoon Lagoon a few weeks ago (June 20th to be exact) and she saw Rubin Studdard in the wave pool. She said he was there with his family and people were leaving him alone, except for pointing and looking.

ImagiAsh
07-11-2007, 03:30 PM
I saw Steven Tyler over Christmas Break 2005 walking around near the Haunted Mansion. I'm a big fan of Aerosmith, but didn't even see him until he had passed. My Mom exclaimed that I practically rubbed shoulders with him. My Dad turned around and got a picture of him.

tarjaybuff
07-12-2007, 12:29 AM
We went in FEB 2007, and ran into DANA CARVEY from SNL.

As we were waiting in line for TT at EPCOT we spotted him ahead of us. Of course he was wearing sunglasses/hat/jacket. After we got off the ride we bumped into him at the car show area. He stopped for a pic, and took off his hat and glasses. Dana was surprised that we recognized him. He was very nice, and made our trip even more memorable.

LilHooligan74
07-28-2007, 11:37 PM
The only celebrities or heroes shall I say that I have seen at WDW are Firefighters, Police Officers, Soldiers, and Teachers. :mickey:

To borrow from another: If you are reading this thank a teacher, If you are reading it in English thank a Soldier.

jszczur5
07-29-2007, 01:42 AM
at the risk of people hating me again for this one.....:D

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EYtmjlo0bsVg&notag=1

Man, I couldn't even tell that was supposed to Michael Jackson. I kept squinting at the picture saying, "Is that Johnny Depp, it doesn't look like Johnny Depp". For the record, it doesn't really look like the gloved one either.

epceddie
07-29-2007, 04:27 AM
My fiancee and I were having dinner at Wolfgang Puck Cafe on a Friday night in June and Michael J. Fox and his family came in and sat at a table behind us.
I don't know if we were the only ones to recognize him or not, but nobody bothered him in the restaurant and we saw him again about an hour later walking right down the middle of Downtown Disney before ducking into Disney Quest with his kids.
I wanted to take a picture of him, but my fiancee said he was on vacation with his family so leave him alone.
It was cool to see him just being himself hanging out and enjoying the night. The two big Disney guides he had with him were making sure of that.

dolphinmickey9170
07-29-2007, 11:31 AM
The closest we came to a celebrity sighting was Nick Carter on the plane as we boarded from MCO to Philly. That was in 2002.

Jared
07-29-2007, 11:41 AM
I bumped into Regis Philbin and Rosie O'Donnell at the Disney-MGM Studios two consecutive trips. We didn't talk to them, but they seemed to be enjoying the park.

RBrooksC
07-30-2007, 09:50 AM
When my wife and her friends were in Disney many years ago, her friends said, while they were sitting on a bench at Downtown Disney, "there goes Cinderella." My wife didn't even look up from what she was reading and said, "ok, so this is Disney."

What she didn't realize is that it was the washed-up 80s group Cinderella walking by as they had a concert later that night at the House of Blues.

DisneyFreak23
07-30-2007, 09:59 AM
I saw Regis and Kelly during the taping of the annual Christmas Day Parade.

RBrooksC
07-30-2007, 10:01 AM
I bumped into Regis Philbin and Rosie O'Donnell at the Disney-MGM Studios two consecutive trips. We didn't talk to them, but they seemed to be enjoying the park.

Were they on a date?

DunkieKong
07-31-2007, 01:58 AM
We were down in December '06 and spending the night at Epcot. Just before the Christmas Illuminations, we noticed a really tall guy walking by us. It was Bill Walton. He wasn't surrounded by a lot of people. I don't think anyone else really even knew who he was. They were all too busy fighting for a good spot to view illuminations. We thought about asking him for a picture, but he looked like he was in a hurry.

snifflesmcg
07-31-2007, 03:00 AM
I would have liked to seen MJ. That was back when he had the ability to make people faint. Don't know if he still does or not but I think I will still like to see him. I still listen to his music at least once a month. You can't deny that the man has talent.

I think he still makes people faint....but I belive that now it's for different reasons, lol.

PS-It's sad what he has turned into, he certainly did have talent.

Tinkerkel
07-31-2007, 10:19 AM
In 2003, we were in line for It's a Small World with Joey Fatone. He was 2 boats ahead of us. I didn't really know who he was, but my 14 year old cousin sure did!

Tinkerfreak
08-02-2007, 09:31 AM
Cobin Bleu bumped into me while walking in WS back at the end of April. I did not realize it was him because I was looking the other way. All of a sudden everyone started running at me and taking my picture. I thought "Humm why is everyone taking my picture"? Then he went into a gated off area and security was telling people to move it along. When I looked over to see what was going on I could see the top of his head. DH said "I think that was that kid the girls watch on the Disney Channel all the time. The next gift shop we went into his picture was on a T-shirt and DH said "that is the guy right there that bumped in to you". I sure would like to have copies of all those pictures I was in with him.
Then DH was in the gym at the AKL early one morning on the same trip and Zack Efron was working out next to him. Needless to say our DD's were very upset that we had gone without them on that short trip. I think that all the kids from the Disney Channel were there doing some kind of Disney games or something.

EmcDuckRN
08-02-2007, 11:18 AM
I met Mickey Mouse one time at Magic Kingdom:mickey: :D


:ditto: :D

I met Donald Duck and Goofy. Real movie stars. Did talk to donald about the Donald Duck Club, he did like the idea.

The outside ones, I have seen, I leave alone. They need time off too. I wouldn't want people running up to me and asking for medical/nursing advice, etc on my vacation. So I don't do it to them. I just appreciate that they are out with the rest of us "unfamous" people instead of renting out the entire park, and shutting it down.

To WDW and beyond
09-24-2007, 01:42 PM
Whilst waiting for my Dad and sister to return from riding the Tower of Terror, my Mum and I wandered around Sunset Boulevard.
Over the other side of the road we saw a guy and a girl wandering towards the Hat. Instantly we looked at each other and asked,
"Was that Tom from Mcfly?"

Later after telling the rest of the family our news we saw Tom and his family wandering towards the Magic of Disney Animation. I couldn't help but snap a sneaky shot of him and his family. Unfortunately ones from the back and one from the side but I didn't have the nerve to interrupt his holiday.

Makes a good story to tell though!

kbean
09-24-2007, 01:57 PM
I too ran into Hulk Hogan and his family when his kids were just around 5. He signed my map.

teambricker04
09-24-2007, 02:44 PM
Maria Shriver at DL in December of 2005. She crossed the street right next to us as we were waiting for the parade to start.

JohnHMCWYG
09-24-2007, 07:33 PM
I write for a website. I wrote about 10 celebrities whose deaths surprised me. At the top of the list, I write about Jim Henson. My encounter with him at Walt Disney World is written about in that article.


He's the only celebrity I've had significant contact with during all my trips to Disney, but still, it's really cool.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

PirateLover
09-24-2007, 11:57 PM
I write for a website. I wrote about 10 celebrities whose deaths surprised me. At the top of the list, I write about Jim Henson. My encounter with him at Walt Disney World is written about in that article.

That is awesome. I would've loved to meet Jim Henson. He and his work have been such an inspiration to me throughout my life.

CaptainJessicaSparrow
09-25-2007, 02:45 AM
In May 2004 we were staying at the Disney Beach Club Resort. One morning during breakfast at the Cape May Cafe, we noticed Mariah Carey sitting at a table next to us with several young kids and personal body guards. Whe was gorgeous (I'm keeping the post G-rated), and dressed in a swimsuit bikini with a see-thru robe. After breakfast she signed autographs and talked briefly with other guests in the lobby before leaving the resort in a large white van. Mariah and all the kids were going to Typhoon Lagoon for the day. Many Dads were wishing they were one of the kids invited to swimming with Mariah that day!

I also spotted her on this day, only I literally ran into her. Like....not watching where I was going. And I was like why does she look familiar, and I kept wondering....and wondering....and then I was like...Oh! Mariah!

I've spotted Chris Rock at the Beach Club as well. Briefly saw Johnny, from a very long distance at Floridian. I was at the Contemporary when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were there but I didn't get a chance to see them. Saw Michael J. Fox and his family at Fantasmic. I've also spotted (and this makes me happy) Scott McNeil!!!!!! He's a voice actor for various anime and television series and my ultimate favorite VA. He was suprised I actually knew who he was and he was in front of me at Splash Mtn.

I'm not one to get excited at celebrities. I know they are people too, and they want to enjoy their vacations. But I will talk to them if it's not bothering them.

CaptainSad
09-25-2007, 09:18 AM
I have met Don Knotts at the Studios before a interview. And met Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage during Easter/25th Anniversary Parade at the MK. Man was it ever crowded that day. I have this great photo of Danielle & Ben with the family. My kids just loved "Boy Meets World" at the time.

Disney1
09-25-2007, 10:33 AM
We saw Whoopi Goldberg at Splash Mountain a few years ago:cool:.

Pagan
09-25-2007, 11:26 AM
I've never met anyone famous at the parks, but due to the way I look I keep getting mistaken for someone every time I go. I've seen people taking photos of me, people videotaping me, pointing, following me....

I just wish one of them would actually come up and tell me who they thought I was! :crazy:

MickeyMousse
09-25-2007, 11:33 AM
DH and I saw John Ritter filming a 4th of July special outside of the Liberty Tree Tavern and Kelly Ripa and Gelman taping up the back stairs of Cinderella's Castle during a fitness challenge they did a few years ago. She was really nice and asked my youngest son to join her up the staircase, but he was too shy and declined!:blush:

Disney1
09-25-2007, 11:50 AM
Pagen, Thats so funny! My son-in-law always gets a double take and girls point and stare as he is a dead-ringer for Justin Timberlake. He could be his twin they look so much alike. :cool:

Mousefever
09-25-2007, 12:40 PM
I've never met anyone famous at the parks, but due to the way I look I keep getting mistaken for someone every time I go. I've seen people taking photos of me, people videotaping me, pointing, following me....

I just wish one of them would actually come up and tell me who they thought I was! :crazy:

I checked out your homepage, which must be your band's homepage, to see if I could figure out who you might look like, but I don't know which one of the guys you are. One of the guys looks a little like Adam Sandler as "Opera Man". Since most of the guys have long rocker hair, that might why people assume you are famous? Good luck with your band!


:dory:

Pagan
09-25-2007, 01:19 PM
I checked out your homepage, which must be your band's homepage, to see if I could figure out who you might look like, but I don't know which one of the guys you are. One of the guys looks a little like Adam Sandler as "Opera Man". Since most of the guys have long rocker hair, that might why people assume you are famous? Good luck with your band!


:dory:
LMAO!!! I can't wait to tell him he looks like "Opera Man". More than likely that's my keyboardist Tony you're talking about.

I'm the bassist. More often than not, I hear "Nikki Sixx" when people see me.

Wish I had his money. :razz:

Thanx for the well wishes

caryrae
09-25-2007, 01:19 PM
Years ago we saw Oprah Winfrey. We couldn't get to close because she was getting pictures with a couple with their wedding cake. I think she was down with a bunch of her audience members.

FatherForce
09-25-2007, 02:01 PM
Two or three years ago, we were at the face painting tent at ToonTown, We heard some commotion and saw people pointing at someone. I looked down the walkway at who they were pointing at and saw a tall black man with long hair walking away toward the Tea Cups. I asked a CM who it was, and she said it was James Brown.
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I don't want to spoil a memory for you, but if he was tall. it was not James Brown.
James was pretty short, even with platforms.

I once used a urinal in the World Showcase next to wrestler Ric Flair.

He didn't wash his hands.

MarkC
09-25-2007, 04:32 PM
A few years ago we saw Kathy Ireland at MK. My wife didn't know who she was, but all my male friends were excited to hear my story when I returned to work.

In a related matter (and I apologize for getting slightly off topic), Keanu Reeves was sitting in front of us at the Nebraska-USC game last weekend in Lincoln. He had a full beard and his hat pulled down low and most people didn't recognize him for awhile. He was very quiet but very polite. We were talking to his friends quite awhile before my son recognized him. You wouldn't believe how many Moms who don't care about football wanted to hear my story when they found out about it. Mark

ginny57
09-25-2007, 05:14 PM
I was in Animal Kingdom the day before Super Soap was to start and found myself in a food line in front of Ingo Rademacher (General Hospital). He was wearing a knit cap & sunglasses and it seemed obvious that he was trying not to be noticed. I did not approach him feeling that this was the purpose of Super Soap and I would get my chance then. I took SOOOO much grief from DH (soon to be ex-DH) for not trying to talk to him. Gee, what was I thinking. I just wanted to be nice and respect someones right to hang out and have fun just like those of us that are not celebrities!

JWB3
09-26-2007, 04:30 PM
I saw and introduced myself to Deb Wills from AllEars.Net outside Soarin' last January! :mickey:

TennesseeTink
09-26-2007, 11:32 PM
I once used a urinal in the World Showcase next to wrestler Ric Flair.

He didn't wash his hands.

:ack:

Grizz16
09-27-2007, 03:57 AM
A former boss of mine said he and his family rode the Jungle Cruise with Demi Moore and her family. It was post-Bruce Willis and pre-Ashton Kutcher.

rcracer17
09-27-2007, 11:33 AM
In Feb of this year, my friends and I sat one row above this guy with LOTS of bling (a 5" all 'diamond' state of TX was on a chain around his neck) at the ESPN Club.

Turns out, it was Dominc Rhodes formerly (now) of the then one week old World Champion Indianapolis Colts.

The odd part about the whole thing - all 3 of us are from Indy! :)

briguy
09-27-2007, 11:34 AM
I was there for work and every morning I went to the fitness center and Mary Lou Retton was there. I ran into her every morning, usually it was just the two of us. I didn't bother her (I wouldn't interrupt anyones workout) other than to say good morning etc

On my last day we both went for the same machine and I backed off and motioned her to go ahead. She thanked me and I could not resist and said "God bless us, every one"

She laughed and told me that was the first Scrooged reference she'd gotten and appreciated it. I told her I loved the movie and felt she carried Bill Murraya. We both had a laugh and went back to our workout.

JohnHMCWYG
09-27-2007, 12:09 PM
Several people have mentioned seeing Ron Jeremy at the parks. I think I did, too. Me and my brother were walking off Splash Mountain in 2000 and we thought we saw Ron walking towards it. He had a good-looking woman with him. We looked at him and would've gone up to him, but I was 17 then and my brother was 15 then, so it probably would've thrown him off. We just looked at him, he smiled at us and gestured to the woman next to him.

I'll be 25 when we take our next trip. If I see him there, I think I might want to ask him for his autograph, being totally discreet, of course.

Sincerely,

John Kilduff

foolishmortal83
09-27-2007, 12:14 PM
I saw Kirk Cameron on the WDW Railroad. That was back when Growing Pains was still on TV....no reruns yet..haha. Oh...and I saw Mickey Rooney with someone (not sure who) ...

Samtastic
09-27-2007, 12:31 PM
Mariah Carey at ToT. She was surrounded my body guards, and she had this whole area sectioned off. There was really just her posse, and my family (with my A, U, and 2 C) One of my cousins and I tried to get up to her, but she was really snotty and the guard escorted us away (we were probably only 10-12 at the time)

Disney_Barbie
09-27-2007, 01:52 PM
I went to the Magic Kingdom sometime in the late '90s (can't remember which year) and the cast of the TV Sitcom Step by Step was in the park filming a Disney themed episode. We saw some of the characters, and even got to walk by in a crowd scene. I never saw the episode though, so I don't know if I made it to TV

OMG! It SURE DID make it to TV - OMG, I LOVED the nights of TGIF when they would take a trip to WDW! I rememeber Family Matters, Step by Step, Sabrina the Teenage Witch & Full House all doing episodes of it, Oh, and RoseAnn too, but that wasn't a TGIF show. I used to tape the episodes when they were going to Disney and watch them when I was wishing i was there - haha, but don't blame me for being so dorky, i was only like 12!

PlutoLover
09-28-2007, 06:00 PM
I have a few sightings...1984 we waitied over an hour to get into Hoop-De-Doo to find Micheal Jackson and a bunch or his family sitting there, we never talked to him but took pictures from afar...1997 A big guy and I ran into one another but I never really looked up but my boyfriend at the time swore it was Forrest Whitaker...1998 waiting in line at Space Mountain Drew Carey came out with a couple CM's and what looked to be his father, wonder if they knew that it was Gay Day 1998 :thumbsup: