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.
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.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun