Betty White Left Disney Guests Something to Cherish at Park

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Just a few days ago, the world was shaken when we all heard that a light in this world and Disney legend, Betty White, had passed away just weeks before her 100th birthday.

1988 betty white Mickey Mouse
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As we reported, Betty passed away peacefully in her home, reports say, at age 99 on the morning of Friday, December 31, 2021. Although Betty did a ton of work in the entertainment industry (I, for one, will never forget her performance in The Proposal), she also played a big role with the Walt Disney Company.

Thanks to D23, we can learn all about Betty’s achievements below (with so many not included):

The six-time Emmy Award®-winning actress was born Betty Marion White on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois, and raised in Southern California. After hosting a local television show, she formed her own production company in the early 1950s with producer Don Fedderson and writer George Tibbles. The partnership led to her debut comedy series, Life with Elizabeth, for which she won her first Emmy® in 1952. Betty then became a mainstay on variety and game shows and was a much-in-demand regular with Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, and Johnny Carson. Betty then appeared on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in its fourth season, and her legendary star turn as the man-hungry Sue Ann Nivens brought her two Emmys for Best Supporting Actress, for the years 1974-75 and 1975-76.

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Equally, if not more beloved, was her spirited performance as Rose Nylund on the critically acclaimed and breakout hit The Golden Girls (1985-1992), for which she was nominated seven times for an Emmy, winning one in 1985. Who can forget her rambling soliloquies about her curious hometown of St. Olaf, Minnesota, which perpetually left her roommates flummoxed but had viewers at home laughing to the point of tears?

Betty was also seen on the Carol Burnett show, hosting SNL – Saturday Night Live, and so much more throughout her career. Her tragic passing means that her memory will not only live on through her performances but there is another way Disney Guests can pay tribute to Betty White!

Betty White as Bitey White from Toy Story 4
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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests can visit the Chinese Theater, and when they look on the ground, just like you would see in Hollywood, there are a ton of handprints from Hollywood stars! There are many names to see, but one of those touches us a little closer to home as of late. Betty White’s real handprints and signature sit in front of that Chinese Theater, so Disney Guests can have a little smile of remembrance for Betty before hopping on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

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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)
disney's hollywood studios theater
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While you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!

Have you ever noticed Betty’s name at Walt Disney World? 

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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