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List of Celebrities Who Worked at Disney Parks, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Disney theme parks offer aspiring actors, dancers, musicians and comedians plenty of opportunities to hone their craft. So, it's no surprise that several celebrities got their first performing jobs as tour guides, characters and performers at Disney theme parks.

Who is the most famous person who worked at a Disney theme park? Robin Williams tops our list. The “Good Will Hunting” star worked as a skipper on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland. Williams has had a lot of ups and downs with Disney throughout his career. Disney studios released “Good Morning Vietnam” to great success, so Williams signed on to voice the Genie in Aladdin for SAG scale pay, with the condition that his image not be used in the marketing because he had “Toys” coming out soon after. Disney went back on the deal and Williams had a bitter falling out with the company. He has since reconciled with Disney and he is in the Disney Hall of Fame.

Steve Martin learned several valuable skills during his time at Disneyland. He became an accomplished magician by working in the Fantasyland Magic Shop and he learned to play banjo from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen. Martin later teamed up with McEuen and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for his “Saturday Night Live” comedic song “King Tut.”

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Worked at Disney Parks
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Rumor has it that Robin Williams worked at Disneyland a tour guide on the Jungle Cruise.  He later worked with Disney as the voice of The Genie in "Aladdin" which resulted in a bitter dispute over rights and the marketing strategy.

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Age: Died at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Stand-up comedian

Credits: Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji, Aladdin

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Worked at Disney Parks
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Steve Martin worked at Disneyland from 1955-1958.  He learned to become a great magician by working in the Fantasyland Magic Shop.

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger, Shopgirl

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Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Worked at Disney Parks
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In the mid-70s, Michelle Pfeiffer played Alice in Wonderland in the Main Street Electrical Parade.

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Scarface, Batman Returns, Dark Shadows, What Lies Beneath

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#24 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

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Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Worked at Disney Parks
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Kevin Costner worked as a tour guide on the Disneyland Jungle Cruise.  He met Cindy Silva while she was working as Snow White, and he married her in 1978.

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Model, + more

Credits: Dances with Wolves, The Untouchables, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Waterworld

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