Dick Van Dyke, 97, makes surprise Disneyland appearance

Dick Van Dyke proved he’s a big kid at heart as he enjoyed a trip to Disneyland with his wife.

The legendary Mary Poppins actor, 97, was pushed through the California theme park in a wheelchair by a tour guide, and looked to be in fantastic spirits.

Along with the guide steering Dick around the ‘happiest place on earth,’ the Mary Poppins star was joined by his wife of 11 years, Arlene Silver, 52.

The Disney Legend – who received the title in 2021 – wore a denim baseball cap, blue jumper and grey trousers, his and sported his trademark silver beard.

Wife Arlene, meanwhile strolled casually alongside him, dressed for the occasion in a Haunted Mansion t-shirt.

The couple chatted away easily to each other before taking in a barbershop quartet performance, deciding against the likes of Space Mountain.

It comes after the Golden Globe-winning actor was involved in a car crash in March of this year, where he reportedly lost control of his Lexus in the rain.

Dick is believed to have been left with a bloodied nose and mouth and possible concussion following the incident.

He is understood to have retired from driving after the shock.

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Despite his impressive age, Dick is as active as ever, and last year made history as the oldest-ever contestant of The Masked Singer US, shocking fans and reducing judge Nicole Scherzinger to tears as he was unmasked as her childhood hero.

He later joked that ‘people thought I was dead’ before he burst back into the spotlight on the US singing competition.

And Dick is determined to beat the saying about old dogs and new tricks, as he revealed this summer he had picked up a new hobby -learning to play the ukulele.

He shared a short clip of himself practising the instrument online, picking out notes as he strummed, asking for help where needed.

‘It’s never too late to start something new,’ he encouraged.

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