The Lone Ranger World Premiere at Disney California Adventure Park

On Saturday, June 22 Disney California Adventure played host to the World Premiere of Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer’s newest live-action adventure film, The Lone Ranger.  Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land rolled out the very long red carpet in honor of the film’s upcoming opening on July 3rd, and several stars were on hand to celebrate.  Continue reading for our recap of the red carpet arrivals of The Lone Ranger World Premiere, including photos of the film’s stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp!

Mickey Mouse was on hand to welcome the celebrity guests. Photo ©Disney

The red carpet stretched from the main entrance of the park all the way back to the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land, giving hundreds of guests the opportunity to line up and be a part of the action.  Adding to the atmosphere were classic Disney characters including Daisy, Chip & Dale, and Goofy to name a few,  as well as juggling acrobats and stilt-walkers to entertain the crowds.

The view down Hollywood Land

A pair of juggling stilt walkers

Dapper Goofy's got places to go and people to see

 

Also on hand for the film’s premiere was a different sort of star, The Lone Ranger’s trusty steed Silver.

Hi-yo, Silver! ©Disney

 

A train engine actually used in the film was on display in Hollywood Land…

Even movie props have hidden Mickey's!

 

Making appearances were several Disney Channel stars, classic and current film and television personalities, and of course, stars from The Lone Ranger.

Jason Earles

Hey! It's Doc from The Love Boat! - Bernie Kopell

Krysten Ritter

Lana Parrilla

Roy P. Disney and family

Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning - the directing duo slated for Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Saginaw Grant showing off his highly detailed slacks

 

The anticipation of Johnny Depp’s arrival was growing to a fever pitch.  Rumblings started coming through that he was only minutes away, and if you had a keen eye you could spot his signature hat making its way through the crowded red carpet.  Then all of a sudden, the hat was in front of us and this guy appeared…

Johnny? Is that you? And you want MY picture?!

 

The entire crowd, both press and fans, grew into a frenzied excitement as the hatted-man drew closer.  It quickly became clear that we had been fooled by who I lovingly dubbed as Fauxny Depp.  It was hilarious, and a great way to break the tension for everyone.

Fauxny Depp!

 

Back to the arrivals…

The Lone Ranger's director and producer, Gore Verbinski

 

Suddenly, there was a huddled group of large men scurrying through the crowd, it could only mean that (the real) Johnny was near!  Thankfully, they spread apart long enough for us to grab at least a couple of clear shots!

Well, hello there Mr. Depp!

Another shot because, well, why not?

Making time with the fans

 

The Lone Ranger unmasked, Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer and Ruth Wilson ©Disney

Jerry Bruckheimer

 

Once everyone had arrived, The Lone Ranger stars posed together by the train.

(L-R) Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski and actors Saginaw Grant, Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, James Badge Dale and Barry Pepper © Disney

© Disney

 

The stars and guests then made their way into the Hyperion Theater (or the Muppet Theater) for a screening of the film, followed by an exclusive party in Cars Land, and capped off with a private viewing of the park’s nighttime spectacular World of Color.

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere © 2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere © 2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere. Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage © 2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

World of Color viewing during THE LONE RANGER World Premiere

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere. Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage © 2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere. Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage © 2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere

THE LONE RANGER World Premiere © 2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved

 

The Lone Ranger is scheduled to open in theaters nationwide on July 3rd, are you planning to see it?  Which Summer films are you most excited about?  For more photos from the premiere, click here or on any of the images in the gallery below (Flash Player required).

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About Chrysty Summers

Growing up in southern California, Disneyland has always been a staple for my family. Today, my husband and I spend most of our free time at the parks, where you can usually find us soaking up the atmosphere of Buena Vista Street in California Adventure. We also love traveling to Walt Disney World as often as we can, especially during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival in the Fall! Find me on Twitter @PenelopePeach for live updates from around the parks.