John Stamos and Ryan Gosling Come out as Disney Adults; “I’m a Disney Adult. I’m Obsessed.”

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For years, the public has had a field day making fun of ‘Disney Adults.’ Now, two of Hollywood’s most loved actors have come out as proud members of the community.

Being a Disney Adult means that you have to get used to the constant nagging and bullying from the outside world. Many people just don’t understand the appeal of Disney movies and theme Parks. Not liking Disney is one thing, but bullying and harassing those who do is unacceptable and hurtful behavior.

Nevertheless, the crusade against the Disney community seems neverending. It is so bad that actor John Stamos, a Disney adult himself, felt insecure about sharing his hobby for fear of being rejected by Hollywood.

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How Ryan Gosling Helped John Stamos Accept His Disney Passion

On a recent episode of the Baby, This is Keke Palmer podcast with actress and Disney alumni Keke Palmer, Stamos recalled a conversation with Ryan Gosling that changed his whole perspective. About six or seven years ago, Stamos recalled feeling very insecure about his love for Disney. He told Keke that he felt like, “Who’s gonna take me seriously with the Mickey Mouse stuff. I gotta sort of distance myself from it.”

Stamos felt insecure and hid his passion for fear of being ridiculed. Then, he had a conversation with Ryan Gosling that changed everything. Stamos recalls the conversation, saying;

“He’s like, ‘You’re a Disney fan?’ I go, ‘Yeah,’ He goes, ‘I’m obsessed. I’m a Disney adult. I go there by myself. I wear headphones … I go on rides, I have a mixtape.’”


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Actor Ryan Gosling Has No Shame for Being a Disney Adult

For Stamos, that conversation hanged his whole perspective. Stamos, who is an Orange County native, grew up around the magic of Disney. He says;

“It’s just so full of love and optimism and happiness… When you go through the turnstile … everything else goes away.”


Stamos’ feeling is one that any Disney Parks and movies fan can relate to. It is wonderful to see the actor find his confidence and proudly wear the title of Disney Adult. After all, what’s not to love?!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.