But why can't a celebrity be able to just walk through the gates of Disneyland and leave their fame behind? I mean, they are human too, they have lives outside of the cameras and red carpets. Sure we all like to admire them and gawk at them, but when they come to any theme park, not just Disney, AS A GUEST THEMSELVES why can't they just be treated as such? Just as any other regular person, and left alone to live their lives? Taking a picture of them, is the same as going up to them and asking them for their autograph.
I used to think Tom Selleck was a real dick for the way he treated me when I saw him inside Caesar's Palace some years ago. He was in town for the rodeo convention, and he was walking towards the shops with his daughter. I caught up to him and asked him for his autograph. But he politely told me off, saying that he was with his daughter. Again, I used to think he was a real dick for it, but I look back at it and realize that I was wrong for approaching him in the first place. He wasn't at a premier or a media event. He was out and about with his daughter, and has the right to be left alone. The same goes for Tom & Giselle. Let this be a lesson towards any fan who sees a celebrity and doesn't know where to draw the line or differ between fame and real life.
On the lighter side, now that I'm thinking about it, back in February 2000, I happened to be at the park with my cousin when they debuted the "Parade of Dreams" (which funny enough is not on the yesterland site). I think I have the name right, but it was the one with the sparkily costumes, and it had the Cinderella mice in it among others. Anyways, my cousin and I got a spot for the parade on this rainy day on the steps of the Main Street Train Station. I looked up, and there was Hall Of Famer and all time greatest manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers....Tom Lasorda. I have been a Dodger fan all my life and it was an honor to see him and be able to talk to him. He was sitting in the benched area, usually the VIP designated section. He had no problem talking to me. Though I didn't approach him for an autograph, we did talk Dodgers a little bit. When I asked him what were "hot prospects" for that upcoming season, he made mention to only one, that being Eric Gagne who became one of their best closures at the time. It was awesome talking to him though. I also remember seeing Kobe Bryant and company at Disneyland, waiting on the exit side of Big Thunder Mountain. They were waiting to be let on the "VIP Way" and ahead of everyone else in line. This was around that time he had a spectacular All Star Game, that was also like Michael Jordan's last. And it was all before the Colorado mess. I shouted to him as I was in line "Hey Kobe! You were awesome at the All Star Game!" He smiled and said thanks. You should see his father. He's bigger/taller than Kobe is.
I've been seeing a lot of plaids lately. But most of the time, I haven't recognized the people they're escorting. Must be great to be famous or a VIP but not be recognizable. Heck, it must be great to be a plaid!!! I'd love to have their job.