We thought it would be fun to reveal some stars who got their start working at one of the Disney Parks. Some you may have heard before, but others you might not be aware of.
Taye Diggs – Taye worked at Toyko Disneyland as a dancer in Sebastian’s Caribbean Carnival.
Robin Williams – It is rumored that Robin worked on the Jungle Cruise in Disneyland as a tour guide.
Steve Martin – Steve worked in the Fantasyland Magic Shop in Disneyland, where he became a great magician.
Kara Monaco – Kara was ‘friends’ with Alice, Ariel, Cinderella, and Snow White at Walt Disney World before becoming a Playboy Playmate….quite a leap!
Michelle Pfiffer – Michelle was ‘friends’ with Alice in Wonderland in the mid-70’s in the Main Street Electrical Parade.
Wayne Brady – Wayne was ‘friends’ with Tigger at Walt Disney World.
Kevin Costner – Another tour guide on the Jungle Cruise, Costner met his first wife, Cindy Silva, while she was ‘friends’ with Snow White.
Joanna Kerns – ‘friends’ with the Blue Fairy in the Main Street Electrical Parade to the mom on “Growing Pains.”
John Lasseter – now CEO of Pixar and Disney Animation, John worked as a tour guide on the Jungle Cruise as well! For the 50th Anniversary in 2005, he reprised his roll for a reunion on the Jungle Cruise.
Patrick Swayze – After college, he went on tour with the Disney on Parade Ice show (Ok, it’s not the parks but its Patrick Swayze!).
Ariana Madix – Before showing up on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ (Bravo Reality Show), Ariana was ‘friends’ at Disneyland with Cinderella, Aurora, and Ariel.
It looks like Jungle Cruise is the way to go if you are trying to make it big in Hollywood! Who is your favorite former Disney employee?