Zip-a-dee-doo-da! Who doesn't love a visit to the Disney parks? I have been visiting Walt Disney World since I was a baby and it is still my favorite vacation spot. From the tasty food to the fun rides to meet your favorite characters, it really is the happiest place on Earth! Whether you are taking a trip to the original Disneyland in California, WDW in Florida, or one of the international parks, it's a great place to make memories with family and friends.
Because Disney can bring a smile to anyone's face, it's no wonder that celebrities love going there as much as the rest of us. Some stars like to treat their kids to a day with Mickey Mouse, while others want to hit the roller coasters with their partner. Everyone from actors to athletes to singers love to don their mouse ears and take a stroll down Main Street, USA. Disneyland especially is always full of celebrities. Located in Anaheim, CA, it's just a short drive away from the Hollywood homes of the rich and famous.
This list has just 20 celebs who have been spotted at Disney parks around the world. Keep your eyes peeled on your next vacation and you might just see your favorite star!
20 20. Busy Philipps
If you don't know who Busy Philipps is, follow her on Instagram now! She is known for her painfully real and hilarious Instagram stories. The actress, who you might recognize from Freaks and Geeks, Cougartown, and Dawson's Creek recently took a day trip to Disneyland to celebrate her older daughter Birdie's birthday. Her caption for this photo reads: " So casual @disneyland. (The kids wanted to go on Star Tours so @kellyoxford and I decided we should have a photoshoot and we forced Marc to take our pictures.)". I mean, if you don't have a fashionable photo shoot in front of the castle, did you even go to Disney?
19 19. Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o is everywhere these days and that includes at Walt Disney Resort in Florida! The gorgeous actress visited Walt Disney World with a friend for the first time for Christmas 2017. You probably recognize her from movies like Black Panther, Queen of Katwe, and 12 Years A Slave. I love that she has gone all-in with her blue and white outfit to match Cinderella's castle! Also her R2-D2 ears are a fun nod to her role in the latest Star Wars films. Wouldn't it be amazing to run into an Academy Award winner like Lupita while you were on vacation?
18 18. John Stamos
Every little girl's first crush was Uncle Jesse on the sitcom Full House. Now that he's shed his 80s mullet, John Stamos is appearing on shows like Fuller House, Grandfathered, and Scream Queens. In early 2018, the heart throb married actress and model Caitlin McHugh. And like many couples, they decided to celebrate their nuptials with a trip to Walt Disney World! Their little bride and groom mouse ears are so adorable! But the icing on the cake is John's romantic caption for this photo: " #oneweek (and they said it wouldn’t last) #happiestmanonearth #happiestplaceonearth @waltdisneyworld".
17 17. Billie Lourd
Billie Lourd might not be the biggest name on this list, but you definitely know her. She's the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher but also has her own acting career. She has appeared in projects including American Horror Story, Scream Queens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The actress recently had a blast at Disneyland with her pals and shared the snaps on Instagram, including this shot from Cars Land in Disney's California Adventure park. Her joyful expression really captures the fun of a Disney trip! My favorite part is that she has two pairs of ears on the go . . . that's a love of Disney!
16 16. Liv Tyler
In August 2018, Liv Tyler treated her family to a trip to Disneyland Paris! This cute shot was from their first visit there, as they enjoyed the iconic but sometimes annoying ride "It's a Small World." For those who don't know, Liv is the daughter of Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, but is also a successful actress and model in her own right. She's had roles in the Lord of the Rings movies and Armageddon. It's so sweet to see the wonder on her kids' faces. There is something about going to Disney with a small child that makes it even more fun!
15 15. Alexa Bliss
Another celeb who recently made a trip to Disneyland Paris is WWE wrestler Alexa Bliss. Though she's a force to be reckoned with in the ring, in real life Lexi Kaufman (her real name) is just an adorable, Disney-loving gal. In fact, Alexa visits Disney parks often and shares her experiences on her Instagram account. She made this Disney fan pilgrimage with Austin Romero, known as Mike Rome when he's working as a ring announcer for the WWE. There is nothing better than finding a park buddy who loves Disney as much as you do!
14 14. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is notoriously private about her life. But she does occasionally post snippets of her life to her Instagram page. In June 2018, she shared this shot of her with a Storm Trooper at Disneyland. She captioned the photo: " Thank you, @Disneyland, for making me smile all day when I needed it most." It seems like Disney parks can brighten up anyone's day, no matter who they are or where they come from! I love that Natalie took a photo with a Star Wars character considering her huge role as Queen Amidala/Padme in the franchise's prequel films.
13 13. Katy Perry
Katy Perry has had a successful career for awhile now, but she really seems to be on top of her game these days. Her gig as a judge on the reboot of American Idol plus new albums, a few acting jobs, and her own Covergirl cosmetics collection, the girls is killing it! So it's no surprise that she wanted to give herself a well-deserved break in the form of a day at Disneyland. I am loving that she went full Disney mode by wearing a Mickey Mouse themed outfit, too. Wouldn't it be amazing to ride the carousel with Katy!?
12 12. Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss, Victoria's secret model and former BFF to Taylor Swift, can be seen in tons of modeling campaigns. It's hard to watch TV or read a magazine without seeing her face! One of the perks of being a supermodel is that you get to travel all around the world. On one such adventure, Karlie had a day full of fun at the newest Disney park, Shanghai Disneyland. Any Disney fan would kill for this trip! She looks so cute posing next to Minnie Mouse with their matching ears and bows! The girl always looks amazing, even on her days off!
11 11. Taran Killam
If you're a fan of the Disney parks, it's natural that a European vacation would have to include a few days at Disneyland Paris. That's just what was on the itinerary for comedian and actor Taran Killam. Taran is a former Saturday Night Live cast member who also appeared onstage as King George in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton. This photo fits well with Taran's hilarious sense of humor, plus who doesn't want to snuggle up with Goofy? Oh, and according to other Instagram snaps around this time, his famous wife, actress Cobie Smulders, was there, too!
10 10. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Though many of us know her best as the wild and crazy Snooki from MTV's Jersey Shore, Nicole Polizzi is more of a family girl now. Recently, she and her husband Jionni took their two children on a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Nicole shared a caption fitting to her goofy personality, saying " Moving into our new home! So excited to live here. #disneyfam." I think it's every Disney fan's dream to live in Cinderella's castle! While alcohol is hard to come by in the Magic Kingdom, it sure would be fun to share a drink with Snooki in the happiest place on earth!
9 9. Jessica and Ashlee Simpson
If you grew up in the 00s, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson were probably your idols. The singing sisters had extremely different styles but their commitment to family was strong. From the looks of this post found on Jessica's Instagram account, that still holds true! The siblings packed up their kids for a girls' day out at Disneyland, complete with a Minnie Mouse meet and greet! Though the Simpson girls aren't in the spotlight too much these days, they seem to be focusing on being awesome moms instead. Only the best mamas take their kiddos to Disneyland!
8 8. Sarah Hyland
Best known for her role on the award-winning sitcom Modern Family, Sarah Hyland has also become a social media celebrity. Her hilarious and relatable posts on Instagram and Twitter have garnered the actress tons of followers. In November 2017, Sarah and her friends took a trip to Disneyland to celebrate her 27th birthday. Upon learning that Mickey Mouse's "birthday" was around the same time as hers, she posted this silly snap. Its caption reads: " Happy birthday #mickeymouse !!!!! I'll love you forever ❤Remember #itallstartedwithamouse". I wonder if she gets free Disneyland passes as an employee of ABC?
7 7. Todrick Hall
Todrick Hall first rose to fame as a contestant on season 9 of American Idol, where he made it to the semi-finals. After being eliminated, he started an ultra-popular YouTube channel, which has now jumpstarted his singing and acting career. He is also a songwriter, choreographer, drag performer, and judge on RuPaul's Drag Race. If you are familiar with his work, you will know that Todrick LOVES all things Disney and uses his favorite songs and characters as inspiration. Because he is often touring, it would not be a surprise if you spotted Todrick at any Disney park around the world!
6 6. Vanessa and Nick Lachey
Television personality Vanessa Lachey and her hubby Nick (from the boy band 98 degrees) are an adorable couple. Their social media accounts are filled with cute shots of them and their kids enjoying adventures together. In August 2018, Vanessa shared this precious photo of her hubby and their oldest son Camden. The family took a trip to Disneyland to celebrate the end of his little kid era, since Camden will be heading to Kindergarten this year! Vanessa says, " Camden John, you make us the happiest parents around (most of the time 😜) and we couldn’t be more proud of the little man you are becoming! Thank You @Disneyland for giving us so many years of amazing memories!!"
5 5. Kelly Clarkson
Seeing celebrities take their kids to Disney parks makes them feel more relatable. Snaps of amazing seaside resorts or penthouse suites don't connect with everyday people like you and me, but knowing you could have the same vacation as your favorite star makes them seem more human. In this photo, Kelly Clarkson's son is not too sure about meeting Jessie from Toy Story, as she explains in the caption: " Remy B ain’t havin’ it y’all! #Disneyland". It is nice to know that even American Idol winners and pop sensations have awkward parenting moments.
4 4. Ciara
Nobody knows how to celebrate the holidays like Disney. The parks are always decked out with decorations and there are fun seasonal events to enjoy. One of these was 2017's Magical Holiday Celebration, where celebs like Ciara sang Christmas favorites to kick off the holidays. The R&B songstress shared this behind the scenes photo where she's sporting the most adorable plaid Minnie Mouse ears. Christmas songs + Walt Disney World + a Grammy award winning singer? Count me in! Though she was working for this visit, Ciara's Instagram account tells me that she enjoys trips to Disney pretty often.
3 3. Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka have one of the most famous families in Hollywood. Their twins are so cute and they constantly do awesome things as a family. From their iconic annual family Halloween costumes to fun vacations together, they are the definition of family goals. And while they definitely jet set around the world to places most families could never afford, these two take their kids on a good old-fashioned Disney trip often, too. Neil captioned this photo: " Watching my family have experiences they will remember forever makes me love @disneyland and #disneycaliforniaadventure even more than I thought possible. Their commitment to quality entertainment is inspired and their dedication to creative ingenuity is inspiring. Thanks to all who work at this magical place. #grateful".
2 2. Blake Lively
Blake Lively, a stunning actress who rose to fame on the teen show Gossip Girl is another star with major social media game. She has hilarious captions and is always teasing her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds. When she isn't hitting the road to promote a new movie, Blake loves to spend time with her 2 young daughters. What better way to make memories with family than at Disney? As a mom to little kids, Blake is definitely familiar with the movie Frozen, so it's no wonder that she was excited to meet Queen Elsa. Who do you think wore the braid better?
1 1. Julianne Hough
If you’re a fan of Dancing With The Stars, you definitely know Julianne Hough. She's a professional dancer, dance coach on the show, and a singer and actress as well. With all that work, it's nice to have time off to play, too! That's why Julianne loves to visit Disneyland (according to her Instagram feed). While many celebs post classic castle or character photos from their trips to the Disney parks, this gal took it in another direction: the delicious Disney food! Disneyland corndogs are famous, so she obviously had to try one. I'd love to share some tasty park food with Julianne!