Seeing Celebrities at WDW

NPH at the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

NPH at the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

Over the weekend, Neil Patrick Harris married his partner, David Burtka, in Italy with Elton John presiding over their nuptials.

Sept. 2014 getting married in Italy.

Sept. 2014 getting married in Italy.

NPH was one of the first true celebrities that we saw during our internship.  We had been seeing a lot of NFL football players and other sports people being escorted around WDW by VIP tour guides, but we don’t follow football/sports and had no idea who they were.

You never know when you see the Disney VIP tour guides escorting guests around…are those people famous or are they just rich???

NPH was the MC of the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, which was taped at WDW in early December.  We got to see him and a lot of other celebrities during the all-day taping event.  It was so much fun! 🙂

https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/taping-the-disney-christmas-day-parade-at-magic-kingdom/

NPH is as genuinely nice in person as he appears on TV. (That’s not always the case with celebrities!!!)

In between takes on Main Street USA, he talked with the crowds and posed for a lot of photos.

During a long, long day of taping.

During a long, long day of taping.

 

Taking a break with David and daughter.

Taking a break with David and daughter.

Neil Patrick Harris is a Disney Parks fixture, serving as both a celebrity narrator of the 2013 Candlelight Processional at Epcot and also host of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade in 2013.NPH4 (2)

You can even hear him in the recorded spiels before riding California Screamin’ at Disney California Adventure.

As he’s told the Orlando Sentinel, he’s an animatronics aficionado: “I’m a big fan of old-school Audio-Animatronics, so I also am a big Spaceship Earth fan. Haunted Mansion is probably one of my favorite designs ever, so I always have to go see that.”

 

After taping, NPH and his family got to spend the night in the Cinderella Castle Suite for the second time in 2013!! Lucky!!!
https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/cinderella-castle-suite/

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We’ve written a book about our year working at Disney: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale.
Available now on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle. Published by Theme Park Press.
http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409410046&sr=1-1&keywords=Two+Girls+and+a+Mouse+Tale

One thought on “Seeing Celebrities at WDW

  1. Stanton Hoden says:

    Superb blog!

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