Hollywood celebrities, music superstars and professional athletes like to have fun like the rest of us and there’s no better playground for the rich and famous than Disneyland, just a short limo ride down the I-5 freeway.
Let’s take a closer look at the biggest stars of film, television, music and sports who have visited Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and stopped to pose for photographs with their favorite Disney characters.
No Doubt singer and “The Voice” coach Gwen Stefani donned a Maleficent headband and flashed peace signs with Sulley from Monsters, Inc. in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure in October 2014.
No Doubt’s breakout album “Tragic Kingdom” offers a nod to Disneyland and the band’s Orange County roots.
Then “Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert got goofy next to a propeller plane outside the Soarin’ Over California attraction at Disney California Adventure in August 2010.
Aviator Goofy struck a heroic pose with Colbert, who wore a Mickey ears hat with pilot goggles.
Grammy Award-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera celebrated her 24th birthday with a flight aboard Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Disneyland in December 2004.
The former Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer was named a Disney Legend in August.
TV host and supermodel Heidi Klum piloted a Jungle Cruise boat with skipper Mickey at her side during a visit to Disneyland in June 2014.
Klum left her longtime “Project Runway” gig on Bravo for the new “Making the Cut” fashion competition show on Amazon. She will return as a judge for season 2 of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”
The fashion icon designed a $600 pair of crystal-encrusted Minnie Mouse ears sold at Disneyland.
“The Office” star Steve Carell wore pumpkin Mickey ears hat to go with Donald Duck’s pumpkin costume during a Halloween visit to Disneyland in October 2013.
“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco and then-husband Ryan Sweeting celebrated Valentine’s Day with a spin on the Mad Tea Party at Disneyland in February 2014.
Cuoco offered a behind-the-scenes tour of the Rise of the Resistance ride during the “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — Adventure Awaits” television special on Freeform in September.
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah struck a heroic pose with Mr. Incredible and Frozen in front of the Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure in January 2019.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Pop superstar Mariah Carey and then-husband Nick Cannon renewed their vows with a fairy tale wedding at Disneyland in 2013.
The ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle featured more than 15,000 flowers imported from Holland, South America and France.
Carey arrived by crystal coach. During the reception, Cannon spun tunes as the DJ while wearing a Prince Charming outfit.
Movie star Matt Damon journeyed to Batuu where he snapped selfies with Chewbacca in front of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in August 2019.
In addition to the “Bourne” films, Damon has starred in “The Departed,” “Interstellar” and “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels. He received Academy Award nominations for his acting in “The Martian” and “Invictus” and won the best original screenplay Oscar for “Good Will Hunting.”
Damon rode the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction during his Disneyland visit.
Actor Will Ferrell got into the holiday spirit by donning an elf-inspired Mickey ear hat with Santa Goofy in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in November 2012.
Ferrell starred in the perennial holiday-favorite film “Elf.”
Ferrell and his kids rode It’s a Small World, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Mad Tea Party during their Disneyland visit.
“30 Rock” actress Tina Fey looked pretty short next to the towering Groot in front of the Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout ride at Disney California Adventure in August 2017.
The former “Saturday Night Live” star wrote the screenplay for the “Mean Girls” movie and the book for the Broadway musical adaptation.
Fey’s favorite Disneyland ride: The Haunted Mansion.
Actress Charlize Theron paused for a photo in front of Jessie’s Critter Carousel in Disney California Adventure in April 2019.
Theron won the Oscar for best actress for her role in “Monster.”
Singer Miley Cyrus dropped by Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland for a quick cup of tea with Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Pluto in April 2019.
The former “Hannah Montana” Disney child star went on to become the risk-taking “Wrecking Ball” pop singer.
Cyrus rode Splash Mountain during her Disneyland visit.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Sarah Michelle Gellar and her “Cruel Intentions” co-star Selma Blair donned their Minnie ears and took some selfies next to Captain Marvel’s jet fighter in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure in March 2019.
Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees posed for photos with Mickey and Minnie in their Get Your Ears On outfits in front of the Disneyland Fire Station in March 2019.
Director Tim Burton hopped into a Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride vehicle and spread his arms to aid his flight during a visit to Disneyland in March 2019.
The producer of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and director of “Alice in Wonderland” was at the Anaheim theme park to promote his live-action “Dumbo” film.
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh
“Full House” star John Stamos and “The Vampire Diaries” star Caitlin McHugh got engaged at Disneyland in 2017 and returned to the Anaheim theme park in February 2019 to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
The couple snapped selfies with Mickey Mouse on a New Orleans Square wrought-iron balcony overlooking the Rivers of America.
Stamos and McHugh rode It’s a Small World and visited the Enchanted Tiki Room during their Disneyland visit.
“Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria introduced her toddler son Santiago to Mickey Mouse for the first time in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in June 2019.
Longoria and her son rode It’s a Small World during their Disneyland visit.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen struck a pose with their kids in front of Red the Fire Truck in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in July 2013.
Actor James Franco posed for a snapshot with the Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure in April 2013.
The “127 Hours” and “Spider-Man” actor starred in Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful.”
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
“The Office” star John Krasinski and his “The Devil Wears Prada” wife Emily Blunt smiled arm in arm in front of the Cadillac Mountain Range in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in August 2012.
Blunt played the title character in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns.”
The co-stars of “A Quiet Place” rode Radiator Springs Racers and Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror during their Disney California Adventure visit.
“Frozen” voice actor Josh Gad stopped joked with Goofy in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle during the Christmas holidays in December 2018.
Gad voiced Olaf in the “Frozen” films and played LeFou in 2017’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.”
His favorite Disneyland rides include Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain and Splash Mountain.
Actor Dave Bautista gave Groot a hug in front of the Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout ride at Disney California Adventure in January 2018.
Bautista stars as Drax in the “Guardians” and “Avengers” films.