Barbara Walters Goes to Disneyland for First Time at Age 84 With Kurt Russell, The View

Entertainment Nov. 21, 2013 AT 5:45PM
See pictures of Barbara Walter's first trip to Disneyland -- at age 84! -- with Kurt Russell and her View co-hosts. "I'm glad I finally made it here," Walters (who's otherwise traveled the world many times) told Us Weekly. Credit: ABC/Rick Rowell

Poor, deprived Barbara Walters! The 84-year-old veteran journalist recently went to Disneyland for her very first time. In a special "The View from the Disneyland Resort" episode airing Friday, Nov. 22, Walters toured the Happiest Place on Earth with her View co-hosts and special celebrity guests like Kurt Russell.

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Us Weekly got an exclusive sneak peek at Walter's momentous trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Actor Russell, 62, who had a 10-year contract with the Walt Disney Company as a kid and teen star back in the 1970s, joined Walters to visit never-before-seen places including Walt Disney's apartment and a private club.

The two also toasted each other with a glass of Russell's wine, GoGi. Goldie Hawn's longtime partner has been creating boutique wines out of the Ampelos vineyard in Santa Rita Hills, Calif. since 2008. Other guest stars in the special View episode include Tim Allen, Patrick Dempsey, Kobe Bryant and Demi Lovato.

Barbara Walters and Kurt Russell toasted each other with a glass of wine while visiting Disneyland together.
Barbara Walters and Kurt Russell toasted each other with a glass of wine while visiting Disneyland together.
Credit: ABC/Rick Rowell

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"I feel deprived! I didn't know I was. But I've loved it!" Walters told Us of finally visiting Disneyland. "I wish that I was five years old or I wish I had a five year old with me. When I went through 'It's a Small World' I thought, 'Oh this is so wonderful, why don't I have a little kid in my lap?'"

Walters made sure to get the full experience on her trip and even went on the rides.

Barbara Walters visited Disneyland for the first time at age 84 with Kurt Russell.
Barbara Walters visited Disneyland for the first time at age 84 with Kurt Russell.
Credit: ABC/Rick Rowell

"I have loved it. I have ridden all the rides," she shared. "I went on Soarin' Over California, and it was so scary -- I'm afraid of heights -- and Whoopi [Goldberg] didn't warn me! I screamed the whole trip. I have had a great time. I've eaten everything, I've had a great time. I finally got to experience it."

She added with a laugh: "I've been to Tibet, I've been to many parts of China, I have been all over the world, and never here! So I'm glad I finally made it here."

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Barbara Walters visited Disneyland for the first time at age 84 with Kurt Russell.
Barbara Walters visited Disneyland for the first time at age 84 with Kurt Russell.
Credit: ABC/Rick Rowell

New co-host Jenny McCarthy was also excited to visit Disneyland. "I'm the freshman of the group but to have a field trip be Disneyland, I feel like I'm so blessed and lucky," McCarthy, 41, told Us. "I got to bring my son [Evan, 11], who now thinks I have the coolest job in the world! And I do!"

Watch Walters visit Disneyland for the first time on "The View From Disneyland Resort," airing Friday, Nov. 22 at 11:00 a.m. EST on ABC.

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