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    Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    I haven't gone through each and every section & thread of MiceChat, so if this kind of thread is already existing, please excuse me and direct me in the right thread!

    Anyway, while reading your celebrity sightings at Disneyland, it inspired me to memorize how many celebrities (movie stars, tv stars, singers, entertainers whatsoever) have worked in Disney parks before they became "bigger".

    Despite of thinking very hard, I can remember only two people - although I KNOW there has to be many many more. Ex-mrs. Kevin Costner (I don't even remember her name, sorry) is one that I recall --- although I don't remember exactly was it in Disneyland and was she performing even Snow White..!!

    Second person that comes into my mind is British actor Kevin Sacre (I liked his character very much in the short-lived, very bizarre television "soap" NIGHTANDAY). In his early days Sacre was performing Aladdin in Disneyland Paris.

    So, if this kind of thread hasn't yet been invented, please continue sharing your knowledge - and favorites, personal memories, experiences, etc - on the subject.

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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    The only ones I can thing of for now are Steve Martin, who worked the magic shop on Main St at Disneyland, and Wayne Brady who worked at WDW.

    Not sure if this really counts but the New Mickey Mouse Club (from the '90) was filmed at D-MGM so technically they worked at the parks, they include Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Keri Russell, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling.

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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    John Lasseter, no? Or does he not count as a celebrity?

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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    The drama teacher in High School Musical, Alyson Reed, once played Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland, and on the imfamous side, Katherine Harris, before she became involved in the 2000 Florida Election Fix, played Snow White at WDW.
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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys was Tigger & Aladdin at the Studios. Wayne Brady did fur in the Tigger height range before he moved to the Comedy Warehouse at PI.

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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    I deleted my own post... I missed Steve Martin's mention above.

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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    Leannza Cornett, the former Miss America, once worked as Ariel in Voyage of The Little Mermaid at WDW IIRC.
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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseinphilly View Post
    ...... Ariel in Voyage of The Little Mermaid at WDW IIRC.
    what is IIRC?

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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Magic View Post
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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by RenMan View Post
    John Lasseter, no? Or does he not count as a celebrity?
    Yeah, if I remember correctly he worked as a Jungle Cruise skipper. Kinda makes you think, anyone try to remember 30 years ago, that young guy who was cracking jokes on the Jungle Cruise could easily have been him. And also think, someone who worked in such a small role is now pretty much in charge of the entire company. Cool, huh?

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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Incredible View Post
    And also think, someone who worked in such a small role is now pretty much in charge of the entire company. Cool, huh?
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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    I forget who but someone who was part of the Nixon administration was a JC skipper and gave Nixon a special ride around the jungle with him at the helm.

    And also, while not a 'celebrity' and really didn't actually work there, but Henry Kissinger (former Secretary of State) used to like to wear CM jackets and help people out, or so I'm told.
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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseinphilly View Post
    Leannza Cornett, the former Miss America, once worked as Ariel in Voyage of The Little Mermaid at WDW IIRC.
    She was actually the first Ariel in that show.

    I remember years ago after MMC was canceled, one of the mouseketeers was still working at WDW. Damien, I think it was -- he was controlling the very long line forming to see Mickey in Toontown Fair.

    So, does celebrity to CM count?
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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    ^^^Dude and Damien was hot.

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    Re: Celebrities who worked in Disney parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
    She was actually the first Ariel in that show.

    I remember years ago after MMC was canceled, one of the mouseketeers was still working at WDW. Damien, I think it was -- he was controlling the very long line forming to see Mickey in Toontown Fair.

    So, does celebrity to CM count?
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