Five Disneyland-Loving Celebrities
During my visits to the park, I've seen a bunch of celebs enjoying a day out at The Happiest Place on Earth. (You might be able to spot them by the plaid-vested guides that usually walk around with them.)
I've seen Mick "Mankind" Foley in a shop in Adventureland, Wayne Brady and Paul Sorvino (separately, of course. . . though that would be awesome if they went together) walking through California Adventure, and Uncle Jesse singing along with José in the Enchanted Tiki Room.
Yes, celebrities love their Disneyland. Learn which five celebrities love Disneyland the most after the jump.
It's not really clear when Johnny Depp became a Disnerd, but I'm assuming it happened shortly after Disney started paying all of his bills. Depp has been Disney's go-to guy for years now, and I wouldn't be surprised if he actually had a percentage stake in the park. Who knows? Maybe they pay him to show up. Still, for a celebrity of Depp's status, especially when you consider the fact that he isn't even all that fond of living in America, it's pretty cool to see him walking amongst all us "regular folk" on Main Street.
Seal's never gonna survive... unless... he gets a little Disney! (Yeah, I know you groaned at that one, but I liked it.) Royalties from Seal's "Kiss from a Rose" and Klum's Project Runway keep rolling in, and the married couple just loves turning those bills into Disney dollars. Frequent visitors of the park, the pair were just caught taking part in Disneyland's Halloween Time celebrations. The couple really got into the Halloween spirit, too. Klum came dressed up as an American reality show host, judge and executive producer, while Seal was wearing his "guy who gets to bang a German model" costume. Auf Wiedersehen, Mickey and Minnie!
Maybe it was Stamos' run as guest drummer in Papa Doo Run Run, a Beach Boys-esque celebrity house band that performed at Disneyland for fifteen years from 1975 to 1990, that made him a fan. Or, you know, maybe Uncle Jesse just loves him some Disneyland. How much so? Well, in 2000, when the old Harbor Boulevard entrance sign was taken down for California Adventure construction, Stamos won the item after bidding more than $30,000 for chunk of metal. That's some Disney dedication, folks. I wonder where he put it? There's definitely no space in his bedroom, what with the drum kit and jukebox and all.
The drummer for bands like The Aquabats, Blink-182 and The Transplants may look like he's living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, but underneath that tattooed hardass exterior is a dedicated family man who frequently accompanies his children to the parks. On October 30, 2004, Barker married his second wife, First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler, in a Gothic-themed wedding ceremony inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. He's been known to tackle multiple days in a row in the parks, and has stayed at the Grand Californian Hotel. Born and raised in Fontana, Disneyland has been a favorite for Barker for many years now. Wouldn't it be awesome if old Disney employee Steve Martin once sold a magic wand to a little Travis Barker back in the day? Of course, those two timelines totally don't overlap, but someday, when my time machine is complete, they will.
In 1992, at the tender age of 12, a young Ryan Gosling was a Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club. Today, he's so goddamn dreamy that even totally straight guys have no problem admitting that he's goddamn dreamy. Gosling celebrated a birthday at Disneyland (notice his birthday button to the left there) or he has no problem lying just to get a free button. While on Conan last month, Gosling talked about Disneyland's horde of "commando cats" and how they're trained to go into the parks at night and kill mice and rats. "That's what I love about Disney," he told Conan, "they're so weird and they think of everything." The park is also a dating hot spot for the 30 year old who has been spotted walking the grounds with Blake Lively, Kat Dennings (Two Broke Girls) and, most recently, Eva Mendes. Maybe some day he'll take me... you know, just as totally straight bro buddies. Call me, Ryan!