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Old 07-14-2007, 11:21 PM   #31
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We saw Kathy Griffin riding in a car w/Mickey after the Mulan parade in 2000.

klofan, I saw Fantasia too . . . only not at WDW, at Pizza Hut!
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:22 PM   #32
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I was at WDW over Easter this year, and my son reminded me that Nascar drivers usually go to WDW, since this is a rare weekend off from racing.

I saw Bobby Labonte and his family at the Polynesian. His son actually threw his little race car at the mono-rail track, while we were waiting for the mono-rail. A CM, handed me the car and told his little boy, that he shouldn't throw his car towards the rail, since it can fall down the hole and he won't get it back. His son just giggled after the CM left. I didn't recognize Bobby, till I saw his wife. He also had a daughter about 12 and his son was about 5. I was so nervous, after I figured out who he was. I wanted to pull out my camera, or something to get his autograph, but I didn't. I just handed him the little race car and his wife said she was really sorry. When the parents backed up to where they were standing, the little guy asked me what color the next mono-rail was going to be, could he drive it, could he sit anywhere, it was like the flood gates opened with him talking.
When the mono-rail came, they walked to the front to see if they could ride in the front. When we got to the MK, the little guy ran up to me and started following me. He wanted to know if I was going to the MK. I told him, I was catching the bus to somewhere else and his parents were following him. I pointed to the entrance and they just laughed and grabbed their little guy, turned toward the entrance and went in. (This is when my husband finally took a look at Bobby LaBonte) and wondered why I didn't ask him for an autograph.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:56 PM   #33
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I've never seen a celeb in WDW, but I have a few times at DL. I stood in line for California Screamin' right behind John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn. I saw him another time about a year later running between the parks.

I was lucky enough to win tickets to the launch of Disneyland's 50th, and as I came out of one of the stores on Main Street, I almost ran right into Terri Hatcher and James Denton walking together. Maybe that doesn't count for this thread because there was a celeb event later that night, but it was pretty exciting for me! That day we also saw Michael Eisner, Matt Ouimet, The Cheetah Girls, and several others that I don't remember right now.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:14 AM   #34
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Celine Dion getting off the Indy Cars with a friend. She looked up at me and said "hi". Then I got to get in her car!!! My husband got in the car her husband and son right behind them. DH had NO clue as to who it was!!!

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Old 07-15-2007, 12:30 AM   #35
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Try not to get excited, okay? I know this will blow you away.

Back in the Eighties, I saw the lead singer from Simply Red getting VIP'ed around the rides. Yup. Try to contain your excitement. The one with the curly red hair. That one.

LoL. Makes me laugh to think about now.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:43 AM   #36
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I met Ryan Seacrest at Disneyland in Nov. 2006 when they were filming the Christmas day parade.... i've never seen a celebrity before so it was pretty crazy!
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #37
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A couple years ago I was getting something to eat for me and my brother at frontierland and he got a table for us. When I went to find him I saw him talking to Koby Bryant. I asked him what they were talking about he said that Koby and two other guys were eating at the table next to him and they got up to leave they stopped and talked to my brother. I asked my brother why he stopped to talk to him he said he didn't say nothing to him or even really pay much attention to him and Koby just stopped by and asked how his day was going and if he was enjoying himself.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:52 PM   #38
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Not a big celebrity, but a few years back, when my wife (fiancee then) were at MK, we saw Gheorghe Muresan (sp?). He's a former basketball player (from Romania) and was in the movie My Giant with Billy Crystal.

It was funny, because the guy is absolutely enormous (height wise). I think he's like 7'7", or something like that. Anyway, if you looked at the crowd in front of us, it was a mass sea of heads, and then this guy whose entire torso was above it all.

The funniest, though, was his poor kid. He put his kid on his shoulders as he was walking around... I kept thinking of how terrified that kid must be, seeing as he's so far up there.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:05 PM   #39
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Just a couple weeks ago, while at Epcot during the 4th of July holiday week, I saw Joan Rivers walking through Future World with, what I assumed to be, her granddaughters.

Over the years, I've also seen Grant Hill, Regis Philbin, Kevin Garnett, and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
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Last year when we were there we saw Toby Keith walking down Main Street at MK! I thought it was him but wasn't sure and we had already held our spot for 2 hours for the upcoming parade. Then in April, while we were waiting in line for the princesses autographs, I am sure we were behind someone famous as they kept their hats low and had on wigs. May have just been someone wearing a wig but I'm sure it was a disguise.........
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:23 PM   #41
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Never seen anyone famous in WDW but when I was in 7th grade I saw Michael Eisner in Disneyland. Hard to miss someone surrounded by a bunch of guys in black suits in the middle of Main Street, it looks very conspicuous and out of place

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:32 PM   #42
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In December 2005, we saw the Christmas special being taped at Disneyland and saw Fantasia Burrino.
We also saw DickVanDyke, he did the Candlelight Processional.

At LAX we saw George Stults (Kevin Kincade from 7th Heaven). We talked to him, he was very nice. We got our picture taken with him too, very cool.

My friends saw Dr. Luca Kovac from ER at Disneyland too. (real name slips my mind right now)
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:07 PM   #43
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Samantha Brown?
That's who I was thinking, too...is she the travel channel lady? I love her!
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:13 PM   #44
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I saw Reggie White working out in the gym at the Boardwalk.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:31 PM   #45
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Kudos, to those who treat celebs like regular folks! Most of the time, celebs are escorted through the parks through backstage areas for their protection. It really is a shame they can't enjoy the onstage magic with their kids without being mobbed.

If you do see one out and about with their family please be kind and keep your distance and let them enjoy their vacation.

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