The second best thing after visiting Disney Parks yourself, is your favorite shows visiting them. Now, this doesn’t happen as much as it used to, seeing that the most modern show to do it was Modern Family back in 2012. But this was definitely a huge trend in the 90s with shows like Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World and even Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Check out our list of the top 5 TV shows that visited Disney parks.
Shows That Visited Disney #5 – Modern Family
The Disneyland episode of Modern Family brings together different storylines for sets of characters.
The best one though is Lily having to become a leash child to prevent her from running off from her dads, Mitchell and Cam. After receiving weird looks, they decide to nix the leash, resulting in her running off again. Their next plan is to give her high heels to prevent her from running away.
Speaking of high heels, this brings us to Gloria and Jay. Jay told her it wouldn’t be a good idea to wear heels to Disneyland for obvious reasons. As her feet begin to hurt, she tries to hide the fact that they’re bothering her, resulting in Jay buying her a pair of slippers and making her really happy.
As for the girls, Claire introduces her daughter Haley to her friend’s nephew, Ethan, in hopes that they will get together. This doesn’t go well when they run into Haley’s ex, Dylan, who is working at the park as Dapper Dan. Haley can’t seem to understand why Dylan tell her she was back in town. Claire tries to encourage Haley some more to talk to Ethan but it backfires when Ethan and Dylan get into a fight. Obviously Dylan loses his job but he wins back Haley.
Shows That Visited Disney #4 – Family Matters
In part one of the Disney episodes of Family Matters, Steve Urkel wins a trip to Disney World because of the transformation chamber, and is a finalist in the Innoventions contest in Epcot. Excitedly, the Winslow family goes with him, and Carl lives his best life in this episode, posing in pictures with the Disney characters around the amusement park.
Meanwhile, at the Innovenntion’s contest, Steve uses his transformation chamber to become Stefan, his sophisticated and handsome alter ego. Laura, who is in love with Stefan, tampers with the transformation chamber when no one is looking to prevent him from changing back to Steve. Stefan suspects a malfunction and is given three days to figure it out as the judges postpone the final results.
Stefan and Laura also use this time to experience the happiest place on earth together. As Laura begins to regret not having Steve there with them, Stefan proposes to Laura.
In part two, Myra flys out to Orlando to check on Steve. She tries to stop Stefan from proposing to Laura but is too late. Laura begins to feel guilty about what she did to the transformation chamber and confesses to Stefan. He rightfully becomes angry and says he can’t marry her because not only did she betray him, but she hurt Myra too. She apologizes and begs him to to return as Steve. But Stefan fixes the chamber anyway.
At the Innoventions contest, Steve is the winner but refuses to accept it. He does not want his invention to get into the wrong hands. After, the Winslows depart from Disney World and head back to Chicago.
Shows That Visited Disney #3 – Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Ahh, as if Disney World needed MORE magic.
This is the episode where Mr. Kraft suspects Sabrina is hiding something.
Sabrina accidentally turns Libby and Valerie into zebra’s at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during a field trip. I say accidentally because she was trying to pass a test for her witching license. But the magic doesn’t stop there. Hilda manages to make Harvey disappear, then he reappears as a Kilimanjaro Safari tour guide.
Later, Zelda and Hilda visit DinoLand USA and try to make their own prehistoric man by using a bone Zelda found. Zelda casts a spell on the bone by saying “Of this bone, there is much in doubt, so of yourself, tell me all about.”
And we can’t forget about Salem. Salem wanted in on this trip so he sneaks into Hilda’s bag. He’s bummed when he finds out he’s not allowed in the park due to the fact that he’s a cat.
#2 – Boy Meets World
Cory and Topanga have always had an on-again off-again relationship, so in this episode they were off-again.
Topanga wins a trip to Disney World in the midst of their separation and Cory wants to win her back. So, what does he do? Him and Shawn go to Disney World together, without telling his parents. In many attempts in trying to win her over, he has drawn pictures for her and even scubaed with a sign that says “I will chase you forever.”
Eventually she acknowledges him and lets him know that what he’s doing is a turn off and he isn’t making the situation better. He finally gets the hint and then meets an unwell dolphin who doesn’t have an appetite. He talks to the dolphin and tells it the love story of him and Topanga. During this he comes to terms with what he has to do. Topanga sees this whole dolphin encounter and hears what he says. After Cory told the story, the dolphin began to eat again. Cory runs into Topanga to hell her that he’s going to back off and they can remain friends.
But after witnessing the sweetness of Cory and the dolphin, she tells him she wants him back and the two finally reunite with a kiss in front of Spaceship Earth and an illuminated water fountain.
#1 – Full House
“The House Meets the Mouse” is the episode title of this two part adventure.
Jesse and The Rippers have a show to do at Walt Disney World, and it’s scheduled on the same day as Jesse and Becky’s second anniversary.
The whole family heads to Disney and when they get there, Danny, being himself, has a whole organized itinerary. But the consensus of the group is that they are all set with that, and part ways to do their own thing.
While they are there, DJ can’t help but miss Steve, and she feels like she’s seeing him everywhere. She even thought she saw him dressed up as Aladdin. FUN FACT: Scott Weigner, who plays Steve, is also the voice of Aladdin!)
Anyway, when they are in the section where the Aladdin theme is lively, a child must rub a lamp to see if they can awaken the genie. Whoever is able to, is dubbed Prince or Princess of the Day. Fortunately, that title goes to Michelle as she makes the genie arise from the lamp.
As Princess of the Day she is granted three wishes, and one of them is that her and her sisters are able to get on rides without waiting in line. After a while, they ride the carousel a number of times, and the title of Princess of the Day inflates Michelle’s ego. DJ and Stephanie get really annoyed with her, and Michelle is just as annoyed with them, so she separates herself.
Meanwhile, Danny has been trying to propose to Vicky and keeps getting interrupted, and eventually he is interrupted with a phone call that Michelle is lost. Danny, DJ and Stephanie are frantically looking for Michelle. Then we are lead to part two.
While her family is going crazy looking for her, Michelle is having the time of her life in Disney World with two wishes left. She asks Snow White for help with a second wish which brings her to a tea party with her and her other favorite characters. Although she’s having a blast, she misses her family. Before we know it Danny, Vicky, DJ, Stephanie and Kimmy are brought to her all thanks to Mickey Mouse.
Feeling guilty, Michelle spends her last wish on Stephanie, making her princess of the day.
Full House tops our list of TV shows that visited Disney parks.