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Disneyland Guests Fail to Recognize Disney Legend Steve Martin, Distracted by His Wordle Hat

Shannen Ace

Disney Legend Steve Martin recently found himself on an elevator at Disneyland with fellow guests but they didn’t recognize the star. Instead, they complimented his hat.

A person wearing glasses and a light-colored baseball cap with an emblem is smiling while looking at the camera, reminiscent of Disney Legend Steve Martin during a sunny day at Disneyland.

The comedian posted a photo of himself in the hat on Instagram with the caption:

I was just on an elevator at Disneyland and a family of four looked at me and said, “Oh my God! You’re wearing a Wordle hat!”

Wordle is a popular word-guessing game hosted by the New York Times. Martin’s hat features the Wordle logo of white, yellow, and green squares.

Martin’s history with Disney goes all the way back to 1955 when his first-ever job was selling guidebooks at Disneyland. He frequently visited the Main Street Magic shop and watched Wally Boag perform at the Golden Horseshoe Revue. In 1960, Martin got a new job at the park performing magic and juggling.

As D23 notes in their Disney Legends bio of Martin, many elements of his later comic acts were taken directly from Disney. This includes the arrow-through-the-head gag, which was something Disneyland sold.

After his career as a comedian and actor skyrocketed, Martin continued to work with Disney on films like “Father of the Bride,” “Fantasia 2000,” “Bringing Down the House,” and “Shopgirl.” With Donald Duck, he co-hosted “Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years,” a film at a 50th anniversary exhibit in Disneyland. He currently stars in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”

Martin once told D23 that he wore a disguise during a recent Disneyland visit.

“I dyed my hair brown and wore a brown mustache,” he said. “It’s not that people mob me on the streets; but Disneyland can be very tough, and I don’t like being stared at or yelled at.”

It looks like Martin didn’t need to go through the effort. He just needed a Wordle hat.

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