Picture it: Goofy as a servant on Downton Abbey, taking care of the Crawleys and butting heads with Thomas and O'Brien. Oh the hijinks that would ensue. Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern—Lady Cora on the popular English drama—spoofed herself and the cast image Downton fans know so well while visiting Walt Disney World in Florida on Sunday, Dec. 29.
McGovern struck her familiar Downton Abbey pose with Goofy and other Disney World employees filling in for the Crawley family and their servants in front of Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion. See the real cast image below.
Downton Abbey returns to the U.S. on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. on PBS. Season four of the hit drama picks up six months after the devastating car crash that left Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) a grieving widow and single mother. But there is hope at the end of the tunnel for Mary and her broken heart: many suitors will make their way to the castle to woo the widow.
New faces on the show this year include Gary Carr as jazz singer Jack Ross, Tom Cullen as Anthony Gillingham, Julian Ovenden as Charles Blake, Nigel Harman as the valet Green and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as Dame Nellie Melba.
Viewers will meet Cora's (McGovern) brother Harold Levinson when Paul Giamatti visits Downton Abbey. Look for the rich American playboy to make his way to England with his mother Martha, played by returning guest star Shirley MacLaine. Don't fret Downton fans, the show has already been renewed and will return for a fifth season.