Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!!
Everyone heard about Johnny Depp’s appearance at D23. But I had my own John encounter – John Tartaglia that is! John is the star of the Disney Channel’s Johnny & the Sprites as well as Broadway’s Avenue Q, Beauty & The Beast, and Shrek the Musical. I am a HUGE fan! So when I was chatting with two gentlemen from NFFC and they mentioned that they had just seen him walking around, I immediately got excited. Maybe I’d spot him! Little did I know that they went in search of him and brought him back to meet me. Having spent years in theater I pride myself on not being overly star struck. Well that all flew right out the window when I spotted him walking right towards me smiling!!
I was so touched by the fact that these two men (whose names completely escape me I’m horrified to admit) went out of their way to make sure I met John that I teared up and started babbling. John was just so sweet, very kind and very friendly. He posed for photos, appeared on WDW Radio’s live stream and was just wonderful. He was very humble and honestly seemed pleased to be recognized.I am SO grateful to the guys (man, I hate that I can’t remember their names!) who arranged this. It truly made my day! As Annette told John, "This made up for her not seeing Johnny Depp!"
And I guess that was the best part of D23 – being in a room full of people who completely understood! People who share a love of magic and wonder and all things Disney. Admit it – don’t you wonder about people who dislike Disney? It’s kind of like hating puppies! So to be surrounded by people who believe was, well, magical!
Be well and make magic wherever you go!