While there were many serious events that occurred in 2017, there were also plenty that were light-hearted or surprising. Here are some of the fun and surprising events in 2017:
- Johnny Depp appeared on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 as his alter-ego Captain Jack Sparrow in many of the Disneyland rides of the Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Mark Hamill made an appearance on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in the Star Tours ride in Anaheim. He talked about how he had fulfilled his dream of working in Disneyland.
- Walt Disney buys 21st Century FOX for $52.4 billon
- One of the highest paid people in 2017 was J.K. Rowling, with an amount of $95 million. J.K. Rowling was the third highest person paid in 2017 with a career as an author.
- Danica Roem is the first transgender Democrat lawmaker.
- An OMG moment at San Bernardino High School was when it was announced that prom will be in Palm Springs where we will ride the Tram to the destination.