Amusement Parks 20 Celebrities Who Worked at Disney Parks
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.”Do you think that working at Disney theme parks gave these celebrities a jump start in their careers? Share your thoughts in the comments section.