It was a sunny Saturday for Jennifer Garner and her daughters, Violet and Seraphina Affleck. The trio visited Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, where they checked out the attractions and took a spin on the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride. The weekend fun followed up a routine few days of school runs and breakfast outings, though there was exciting news sprinkled in. It was announced that Ben Affleck will receive the guy of the year award at the Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards in June. The honor will come after he's celebrated by Brown University with a special degree later this month. Jennifer, meanwhile, is in talks to star in the film adaptation of the popular children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Rachel McAdams had a family day at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, yesterday. She wore a baseball cap over her new red locks and Big Star USA jeans as she walked around the park with her family and friends. Rachel is just one of several celebrities who have stopped by the Happiest Place on Earth over the past few weeks. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden visited Disneyland with their family last Friday, and Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis took a couple's trip to the California amusement park near the end of March.
Rachel had the day with her family as she prepares for a busy year. She has two films coming out in the latter half of 2013, including A Most Wanted Man alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis celebrated their inner children when they visited Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, yesterday. The couple cuddled on a kids' ride and walked through the park with a Disney employee. Olivia and Jason also tried to lift Disneyland's famous Sword in the Stone, but were, like all parkgoers, unable to extract it.
The newly engaged couple are in California while Jason's show, Saturday Night Live, takes a short hiatus. Before they headed off to the Happiest Place on Earth, Olivia and Jason took in a show back in NYC when they attended the premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway.
Halle Berry is the latest celebrity to visit Disneyland! Yesterday, she walked around the park with her 4-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Stars love to spend time at Disney, whether they're palling around with friends, hanging out with family, or sharing a park day with their significant other. The Beckhams had a cute Disney day, Anne Hathaway posed with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Tom Brady brought his son for amusement action. Click through to see all the stars who love Disneyland!
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren took their daughters to Disneyland for two days of fun on Sunday and Monday. The family of four visited the main park and California Adventure, where they checked out multiple rides and games. Jessica and Cash rode Space Mountain and the group also hopped on Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones, and posed with a holiday-themed Mickey Mouse. Their trip to the Happiest Place on Earth came during a break from Cash's work on his latest producing project, In the Blood, which he's been filming with Cam Gigandet since last week.
The Alba-Warrens are staying busy as the year comes to a close, but they still have time to make a mark in our Best of 2012 coverage. Make sure to vote if they happen to be your favorite celebrity family, or if you think Jessica had the best bikini moment of the last 12 months.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield visited one of the most magical places on Earth yesterday — Disneyland! The pair held hands and appeared to be having a blast on main attractions like Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and The Haunted Mansion. Emma and Andrew even picked up some souvenirs. Andrew was spotted wearing a Goofy hat, while Emma donned Minnie ears.
The trip to Disneyland caps off a fun week for Andrew and Emma. Andrew turned 29 on Monday, and Emma wore a bikini to join him for a Malibu beach party. The Amazing Spider-Man stars are enjoying free time before returning to work on their highly anticipated sequel. The follow-up to this Summer's blockbuster is scheduled for a May 2014 release, though a script is yet to be hammered out. Andrew and Emma are quickly approaching another big milestone this Fall when Emma rings in her own birthday. She'll be 24 on Nov. 6.
The thrill of Disney World's Space Mountain roller coaster is blasting through the unexpected drops, twists, and turns in utter darkness, save for those twinkling stars. A lucky few have experienced the roller coaster with the lights on. Be on the lookout for a "101" announcement when boarding the ride: in Disney jargon, it means "nonoperational." Fingers crossed, it could be a chance to hop on a slow but steady "PeopleMover" cart to experience Space Mountain with the lights on. Watch the video to see the steel behind the magic.
If a trip to a Disney park is included in your Spring break plans, in between Star Tours and It's a Small World, find time to track down the latest Star Wars action figures, exclusive to the amusement parks. Animated Disney characters get into cosplay gear to fill some powerful Star Wars shoes.
Donald Duck's nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, dress as Tatooine natives Jawas and are even pictured hard at work fixing a busted droid. Not available in stores or online, the figurines are only found at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Check out one more peek at the Disney-meets-Star-Wars action figures, this one of Donald Duck himself as a Clone Trooper, after the break.
It may be a few weeks until we hear the Super Bowl MVP declare that he's going to Disney World, but there are plenty of other big names heading to the parks! Yesterday, Tom and Suri Cruise visited the Happiest Place on Earth to spin in the teacups, visit the characters, and soak in the fun. They join a long list of celebs that have made the journey to visit Mickey Mouse with their kids. Let's take a look back . . .
Fresh from a year-long redesign, Star Tours: The Adventure Continues opened to the general Disneyland California public over the weekend — just in time for the Summer season . . . and crowds. Fear not Star Wars fans, here are three reasons those long lines may be worth the wait.
- Guests can experience 54 different story lines in six possible destinations, including Tatooine and Hoth, so it's unlikely to experience the same adventure twice.
- With a 21st-century makeover, Star Tours now boasts 3D video (riders wear 3D glasses), HD screens, and an increased range of motion for the in-flight simulator.
- Stories bridge both Star Wars trilogies, so expect to run into both classic and newer characters. The upside? C-3PO is your co-pilot. The downside is Jar Jar Binks may stumble on the scene.
A must-have Star Tours app, and watch Darth Vader as he hops on a few Disneyland rides after the jump.