Disney World Turns 50! See Princess Diana, Julie Andrews and More Stars Who've Visited Since the Park Opened

The beloved Walt Disney World Resort in Florida opened in 1971 with just 23 attractions — now, it's the largest park in the country. For its golden anniversary, we've put together a look back at some of the stars who've enjoyed the magic through the years! 

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Destiny's Child

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The former foursome — Michelle Williams, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Farrah Franklin — performed alongside Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias in 2000.

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Drew Barrymore

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The award-winning actress — who has had a Cinderella moment of her own — had a magical meet-and-greet at Magic Kingdom while on vacation with her family and friends in 2017.

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Princess Diana, Prince William & Prince Harry

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The royals braved a five-story drop on Splash Mountain during a 1993 vacation.

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Drew & Jonathan Scott

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The Property Brothers stars (and avid Disney fans) screamed for joy during a ride on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train rollercoaster while visiting the Magic Kingdom in 2016.

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Julie Andrews

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The Mary Poppins star performed in front of Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at the park's grand opening in 1971.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sylvester Stallone

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In 1993 the action stars helped Mickey break ground on Planet Hollywood at what's now Disney Springs.

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Serena Williams

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The tennis pro was one of the first to visit Animal Kingdom's new Avatar-themed land, while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia.

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Bob Hope

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The legendary comedian rubbed noses with Mickey while serving as grand marshal of the park's 10th-anniversary parade in 1981.

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Lady Gaga

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During a visit to the Magic Kingdom in 2011, the star mean-mugged alongside another fearsome leading lady: Snow White's Evil Queen.

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The Jonas Brothers

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The force was certainly with boy banders Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas when they checked out Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge shortly after it opened in 2019.

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