Neil Patrick Harris Is Missing Disney World Amid COVID-19
The First Thing Neil Patrick Harris Is Doing After the Pandemic? Going to Disney World
Neil Patrick Harris has spent the better part of the year social distancing with his husband, David Burtka, and their 10-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper. While discussing how helpful it's been to use PayPal and Venmo QR codes to shop safely amid the pandemic — they've been doing a ton of online shopping for their new Golden Retriever, Ella! — The Matrix 4 actor shared how much he misses going to Disney World with his family.
"We usually go [to Disney World] every year at the beginning of December and around the holidays," Neil told POPSUGAR. "I [narrated] the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and it was understandably canceled this year. So, we haven't had our Disney fix. I can't wait to go when all of this is done and there's not a ton of plexiglass and social distancing. That'll be a good day."
A self-admitted avid collector of Haunted Mansion memorabilia — who can forget their family's themed Halloween costume from 2018?! — it comes as no surprise that the spooky house is his go-to ride. "My favorite attraction is the Haunted Mansion," he said with a laugh. "All day, all night, Haunted Mansion! The kids' favorite attraction might be Expedition Everest, but [they] haven't checked out Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway yet — that's new."
When Neil isn't daydreaming about an afternoon at Disney, he's busy silently praising the creators of Minecraft . . . because aren't all parents?
"I'm very thankful that Minecraft exists because it's a video game that they can play, but it also makes me as a parent feel like they might be architects," he said. "So my conscience is semiclear when they're just sitting, staring at screen after screen in school all day."
Neil is asking his Twitter followers to share ways they are shopping safely in-store, using #ThankQRC. With the hashtag, Twitter users enter to receive a surprise payment from Neil into their PayPal or Venmo balance!