9 Celebs Who Made Their Dreams Come True at the Happiest Place on Earth
Let’s get nostalgic for a minute: Do you remember the pure elation and excitement you felt on your first trip to a Disney theme park? All those magical memories of standing in line for hours on end to ride Space Mountain for a max of 180 seconds or noshing on a $13 half-frozen, half-stale churro? Hey, they don’t call it “the Happiest Place on Earth” for nothin’. Overpriced confections aside, even the most A-list celebrities succumb to the whimsical power of the Mouse and his magical kingdom. From Mandy Moore’s rendezvous with Rapunzel to Brie Larson’s authentic tears of joy, here are nine celebrities who made their dreams come true at a Disney theme park.
Earlier this year, Drew Barrymore took her two daughters, Frankie (3) and Olive (4), to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But more importantly, she finally got to take a picture with Cinderella. Girls, take note and watch mommy Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.
Even queen Celine can’t resist a mantelpiece family portrait with the Mouse. Naturally, the songstress just had to get in on a photo with her twin sons, Nelson and Eddy (six years old), during a 2016 trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Before she played the role as caring mother to the Big Three on This Is Us, Moore and her incredible pipes voiced the character of Rapunzel in the 2010 Disney film Tangled. During a 2012 visit to Disneyland, she couldn’t resist capturing the moment of meeting Rapunzel IRL.
Gwen Stefani struck a pose with M.C. Mouse in front of Cinderella’s Castle on a 2016 trip to Disney World where she was bewildered by the Magic Kingdom’s enchantment and couldn’t help but exclaim, “This place is bananas. B-A-N-A-N...”
Steve Carell paid a visit to the “Happiest Place on Earth” in 2013 and took a photo with fellow pumpkin-head Donald Duck. The bromance is strong with this silly pair.
In 2016, Julianne Hough broke out her best jazz hands to perform the happiest and most adorable Disney dance number this side of Epcot Center.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. ensured their daughter, Charlotte Grace, remembered her 2013 trip to the land of Disney by setting up a V.I.P. meet and greet for their little princess to meet a real Disney princess.
Last year, Reese Witherspoon visited Disneyland with her superhero, Tennessee (4). Clearly he spidey-sensed his mom's adoration for Minnie Mouse and took one for the team by posing with a girl character. Ewwww. Check out Reese's grin, though. Totes worth it.
On her 2016 trip to Disneyland, Brie Larson proved that even Oscar-winning actresses fall victim to the Mickey Mouse groupie syndrome. “Mickey is so chill with his mega fans. Thank you @disneyland — you made an adult woman cry happy tears and justify a churro at midnight,” she wrote in an Instagram post. Same, Brie, same.