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Old 10-22-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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Ever seen a celebrity at WDW?

After reading another post it got me to thinking if anyone has ever seen anyone famous while at disney, other than a show or interview, you know just with family or visiting WDW?
Do they wait in lines like us or get fast passed right to the front? Do they walk through main street or off stage? Or do they get the park when not open to the public after hours? And do they get to shop?

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Old 10-22-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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Jerry Lewis

On one of our first trips - when Fulton's was still the Empress Lillie and a steakhouse - DSonIL called our attention to the party in a booth across the way. Seems that Jerry Lewis was dining with an entourage. Don't know what he did while out and about in the parks, but in the restaurant he was in the main dining room with all the rest of us, and no one was making a big fuss about him.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:35 PM   #3
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We saw Kelly Ripa a couple of years ago with her family. A couple of months ago we spotted the Attorney General of the U.S., Alberto Gonzales, who had recently resigned his post under pressure. Both were accompanied by escorts.

I love when other people post about the celebrities they have seen - - such fun! From what I've witnessed, they are given the VIP treatment. I would imagine so that they can get in and get out without attracting too much attention.

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Old 10-22-2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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We were in line at Rock n Roller Coaster in MGM and Lou Diamond Phillips was ahead of us. He was in the regular line. My DH spoke to him after the ride. Had his significant other and 2 daughters with him. He also had a bodyguard. It was funny, because as we exited the ride, the bodyguard held one of the daughters while mommy took the other to the restroom. Phillips just sort of hung around outside the restroom. It was Christmas time and he was one of the narrators at Epcot Candlelight Processional. We had just seen him the night before there. Our very brief brush with fame.
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We saw Joe Piscopo in Toontown a few years ago. He was waiting in line with his children to get their faces painted. They did have a CM with them (she was in the "tour guide" outfit), but they were waiting in line with everyone else.

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Well the closest thing to this I have seen was Henni Youngman at a Rennannianse Pleasure Faire!!! (Does anybody remember him? Take my wife--please!!)
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We saw Phil Donahue in the same visit we saw George Lucas at the book store. We regret to this day not buying a Star Wars set for him to sign. We just said Hi.
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Kristie Brinkley and her daughter were a few seats up from us in the Universe of Energy ride. We didn't recall seeing her in line, and DH did see her and the CM with them head toward a different exit. BTW - she looks good in person.
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Quite frankly I like it when I hear they're behaving like "normal" folks, although I can understand sometimes why they need to have some extra protection from the masses who can't behave like respectful human beings.

Whoops; forgot my celebrity contact! I saw Bo (I forget his real name) from One Life to Live with his wife and child at a busstop at DTD; he was very nice, although I didn't pester him. Also, from a distance, saw Fergie at DL -- she was riding the rocket cars.

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We saw Richard Gere with his son a few years ago. He was riding the Magic Carpets.
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We saw Vincent D'Onofrio (I think one of those Law and Order shows) while standing in line waiting for the Gingerbread house to open at GF. He was about 20 people in front of us
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