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Photos: Hollywood celebrities at play in Disneyland

March 02, 2011|By Brady MacDonald | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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Movie stars, television actors, rock singers, fashion models and professional athletes are just like you and me. They want to take their families and friends to Disneyland for a day of fun. But that's not always as easy when you're better known than Mickey Mouse.

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To avoid hassles from overzealous fans and the ever-present paparazzi, celebrities trade front-of-the-line VIP treatment from the Anaheim theme park for a few snapshots on Disneyland rides and with Disney characters that show up in celebrity magazines and on entertainment shows.

Disneyland often plays host to red carpet movie premieres, star-studded attraction debuts and big production special events that draw scores of celebrities to the park.

Here's a who's who list of the stars you'll see visiting the Happiest Place on Earth in our photo gallery:

* Talk show host George Lopez on the Matterhorn roller coaster.

* "Green Hornet" star Seth Rogen cruises on the Storybook Land Canal Boats with Pinocchio.

* Talk show host Stephen Colbert sports Mickey ears with pilot Goofy.

* Singer Christina Aguilera screams for joy on Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

* "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens arm in arm with Donald Duck.

* Pop singer Justin Bieber and "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest don 3-D glasses for Michael Jackson's "Captain EO."

* Basketball star Kobe Bryant celebrates a Los Angeles Lakers championship with Goofy.

* "Project Runway" host and supermodel Heidi Klum and her singer-husband, Seal, in crazy jungle animal facepaint on Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

* The cast of "Lost" slips away to another dimension on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride.

* "Glee" star Matthew Morrison shares a sinister grin with Captain Hook while costar Chris Colfer poses with his doppleganger, Pinocchio.

* "National Treasure" star Nicolas Cage looks slightly undead in front of the Haunted Mansion.

* No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and rocker-husband Gavin Rossdale of Bush aboard a pink tea cup with their family.

* Seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong with one-time singer-girlfriend Sheryl Crow splash down on the Matterhorn.

* "Friends" stars Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow at the premiere for the Finding Nemo submarines.

* "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Orlando Bloom at the Disneyland premiere for "At World's End."

* Supermodel Christie Brinkley with her daughters at Miley Cyrus' Sweet 16 birthday bash.

* "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Johhny Depp side by side with a Jack Sparrow animatronic inside the famed Disneyland ride.

* Actress Kate Hudson blasts aliens on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride.

* Actress Keira Knightley on the red carpet of "Pirates of the Caribbean" premiere.

* Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy in the passenger seat of an Autopia car.

* "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

* New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning rides the Astro Orbitor with his wife, Abby.

* Former Disney star Lindsay Lohan and gal-pal Samantha Ronson celebrate Halloween at Disneyland.

* "The Office" star Steve Carell tries to remove the sword from the stone in Fantasyland.

* "Megamind" star Will Ferrell looks downright grumpy sitting in a tea cup with the Mad Hatter.

* The Jonas Brothers perform during a Christmas special in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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