A Massive Permanent Spelling Error Was Made On One Celebrity Name at Disney

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Credit: Disney (left) @piano_rob (right)

When Guests visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the immersive detailing is ultimately transformative for everyone. Depending on what section you are in in the theme park, you may feel like you are not in Orlando, but rather Hollywood!

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Sign on the Chinese Theater
Credit: Disney Imagineers via IG: @waltdisneyimagineering

One of the most spectacular details about the Park is the Chinese Theater. It is currently home to one of the newest attractions, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and previously housed the now extinct The Great Movie Ride. Just like the authentic Chinese Theater, Guests are able to see celebrity signatures on the floor surrounding the building. But did you know there is one spelling mistake?

star wars galactic spectacular projection on hollywood studios chinese theater
Credit: Disney

Disney fan and musician extraordinaire Rob (@piano_rob) recently made an Instagram reel that showcased that one of the names was spelt incorrectly by the actual celebrity themselves. Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes) was writing his name when someone asked him to take a photo; once he returned to writing his name, he thought he had already written the “L” in his first name but did not! The name now reads “Charton Heston”.

chinese theater
Credit: @piano_rob

Below is a full list of all of the names inscribed to the floor of the Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, along with their handprints!

  • Ann-Margret (August 31, 1994)
  • Eddie Albert (September 21, 1990)
  • Alan Alda (1988)
  • June Allyson (August 21, 1989)
  • Harry Anderson (April 29, 1989)
  • Lauren Bacall (April 29, 1989)
  • Warren Beatty (August 19, 1990)
  • Robby Benson (December 29, 1991)
  • Pat Boone (November 3, 1989)
  • Carol Burnett (June 25, 1988)
  • George Burns (May 1, 1989)
  • LeVar Burton
  • C-3PO and R2-D2 (December 20, 1989)
  • Carol Channing (February 9, 1993)
  • Cyd Charisse (May 10, 1989)
  • Chevy Chase (March 24, 1990)
  • Dick Clark (June 1, 1990)
  • Jackie Cooper (November 21, 1988)
  • David Copperfield (January 4, 1994)
  • Tom Cruise (April 9, 1989)
  • Macaulay Culkin (February 22, 1991)
  • Tony Curtis (March 27, 1992)
  • Geena Davis (June 10, 1992)
  • Rebecca De Mornay (1991)
  • Danny DeVito (June 17, 1990)
  • Gérard Depardieu (December 10, 1996)
  • Neil Diamond (February 1993)
  • Phyllis Diller (1989)
  • Donald Duck (May 1, 1989)
  • Patty Duke (March 28, 1993)
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (October 10, 1990)
  • Jamie Farr (May 25, 1996)
  • Harrison Ford (January 9, 1991)
  • John Forsythe
  • Michael J. Fox (May 29, 1999)
  • Annette Funicello (May 1, 1989)
  • Estelle Getty (April 17, 1989)
  • Bobcat Goldthwait (December 28, 1990)
  • Goofy (May 1, 1989)
  • Louis Gossett Jr. (April 6, 1989)
  • Elliott Gould (December 29, 1989)
  • Mark Hamill (January 13, 1990)
  • Daryl Hannah (February 13, 1989)
  • Glenne Headly (June 14, 1990)
  • Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog (August 28, 1989)
  • Audrey Hepburn (April 29, 1989)
  • Pee-Wee Herman (February 13, 1989)
  • Charlton Heston (December 7, 1995)
  • Dustin Hoffman (June 14, 1990)
  • Hulk Hogan (November 9, 1993)
  • Bob Hope (May 1, 1989)
  • Ernie Hudson
  • Kate Jackson (April 16, 1989)
  • Michael Jackson (January 13, 1990)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (March 3, 1995)
  • Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley (March 20, 1990)
  • Van Johnson (October 26, 1995)
  • George Kennedy (December 23, 1991)
  • Charlie Korsmo (June 19, 1990)
  • Dorothy Lamour (September 12, 1990)
  • Michael Landon (July 13, 1988)
  • Angela Lansbury (November 2, 1991)
  • Jerry Lewis (April 10, 1996)
  • Ray Liotta (February 18, 1995)
  • George Lucas (August 26, 1989)
  • Steve Martin (1991)
  • Rue McClanahan (April 17, 1989)
  • Ed McMahon (June 15, 1992)
  • Bette Midler
  • Ann Miller (August 8, 1991)
  • Liza Minnelli (March 20, 1990)
  • Mary Tyler Moore (May 8, 1993)
  • Rick Moranis (April 30, 1989)
  • Pat Morita (August 23, 1991)
  • Mickey Mouse (May 1, 1989)
  • Minnie Mouse (May 1, 1989)
  • Leonard Nimoy (1989)
  • Donald O’Connor (November 18, 1991)
  • Maureen O’Sullivan (February 21, 1992)
  • Jack Palance (January 15, 1997)
  • Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford (October 2, 1991)
  • Jane Powell (August 30, 1989)
  • Jason Priestley (June 22, 1991)
  • Roger Rabbit (May 1, 1989)
  • Tony Randall (April 16, 1989)
  • Burt Reynolds (June 23, 1988)
  • John Ritter
  • The Rocketeer (film) (June 21, 1991)
  • Ruby slippers (worn by Judy Garland)
  • Jane Russell (February 8, 1992)
  • Susan Sarandon (March 21, 1999)
  • Charlie Sheen (September 17, 1994)
  • Martin Short (November 1, 1991)
  • Suzanne Somers (April 15, 1989)
  • Sally Jo Sousa (October 22, 1996)
  • Sissy Spacek
  • Sylvester Stallone (December 13, 1990)
  • Sally Struthers
  • Lily Tomlin (December 3, 1994)
  • John Travolta (June 18, 1989)
  • Cicely Tyson (April 29, 1989)
  • Dick Van Dyke (April 14, 1989)
  • Jim Varney
  • Patrick Wayne (April 29, 1989)
  • Betty White (February 24, 1990)
  • Cindy Williams (June 25, 1988)
  • Robin Williams (December 28, 1990)

We have seen Disney make spelling errors in the past, but none have been as permanent as this one!

What other spelling mistakes have you noticed in the past at Disney World? Let us know in the comments below! 

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