Credit: Twitter/Tim Allen

Tim Allen’s family ‘mad’ at him during visit to Disney Park

Aside from ABC’s Home Improvement, it was PIXAR’s Toy Story that really set things in motion for actor Tim Allen. PIXAR’s break-out full-length animated feature in 1995 saw–or rather, heard–Tim Allen as the voice of Buzz Lightyear the Space Ranger whose only concern was making his rendezvous with Star Command.

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Credit: Twitter/Tim Allen

So what’s it like for a Guest at a Disney Park when that Guest is also the voice and talent behind a Disney or PIXAR character? In this day and age, we wonder if it’s a sort of metaverse-type experience.

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Credit: Twitter/Tim Allen

Either way, it didn’t seem to keep Tim Allen and his family from enjoying a day of holiday magic and fun at the Disneyland Resort in California. While he was there, it looks like the voice of Buzz Lightyear and star of the classic holiday staple film franchise, The Santa Clause, playing the role of Santa Claus himself, enjoyed some alone time and some churro time.

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Allen snagged a churro at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort, but this was no ordinary churro. It was a Buzz Lightyear churro! No word yet on whether he uttered the words, “To Infinity, and beyond!” as he enjoyed the delicious theme park snack.

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What we do know is that Mr. Voice of Buzz Lightyear neglected to pick up a churro for anyone else in his family. But hey, they were in the park doing their own thing, right? According to Tim Allen, who tweeted this photo of himself after meeting up with his family, the churro was just for him–they were “mad” because he didn’t have a churro for them too!

Tim Allen’s history with Disney is a long and pleasantly colorful one, beginning with Home Improvement on ABC, followed by Last Man Standing and the Toy Story franchise.

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He played the roles of Scott Calvin and Santa Claus in The Santa Clause trilogy, then starred in Jungle 2 Jungle, The Shaggy Dog, and Wild Hogs. He also narrated a 2012 Disneynature documentary, Chimpanzee.

Roy E. Disney, Tim Allen, Michael Eisner during The 1999 Disney Legends Awards at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California/Credit: Granitz/WireImage

In 1999, Tim Allen was named a Disney Legend. At the time, he held the record for the shortest time between his first dance with Disney in 1991 and being named a Disney Legend only 8 years later.

Have you ever seen a Disney voice actor in the parks when you’ve visited? Let us know in the comments!



About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!