DisneyExaminer had the priviledge of attending a very special event on Main Street USA yesterday morning.
Disney Imagineer and Legend Alice Davis receieved her Main Street USA window. Signifying the highest achievement any Disney Cast Member can achieve, Alice’s window represents the many achievements she has done during her time with The Walt Disney Company as a costumer for various shows and attractions, specifically It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Take a look at some of the photos from this celebratory event (all photos taken by Russell Purificacion, Photographer for DisneyExaminer.com and RPhotostudios.com).
Disney Parks Chairman Tom Staggs (c) and Disneyland Resort President George Kalogridis (r) each sent their congratulations to Alice during the event.
Her window was placed next to her late husband and former Disney Imagineer and Legend himself Marc Davis. She will join the already 75 other recipients, including her husband Marc, and their windows on Main Street USA. Be sure to look for it between the Disneyana Store and Main Street Cinema!
The inscription on her window (r) reads “Small World Costume Co. – Seamstress to the Stars – Alice Davis”
The dedication ceremony represented all her life’s achievements through the various musical acts and speeches. More imporantly to her was the fact that friends and family came to celebrate this very special moment in her life.
[With] all things good, you have to wait a while for it and after 83 years, I got my wish.
– Alice Davis
Take a look at some of the highlights from the ceremony in the video below.
Alice Davis you put the pants on me…
After the ceremony, I had to opportunity to talk to Alice and ask her a few questions that you’ll find very interesting.
First question –
“Even though there are a lot of people who know who you are [namely Disney fans], but there are also still a lot of people who don’t know who you are. If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?”
Second question –
“What would you say to those who are aspiring to become an Imagineer like yourself? What advice or encouragement would you give to them?”
To close, let us first say this. You may of not known who Alice Davis is or what she has done prior to reading this, but we appreciate you reading this. Why? Well, it’s the simple fact that you appreciate people like Alice.
As you all can see from this report alone, her achievements were widespread and she did it all to, in her words, “make us happy.”
Walt Disney once said “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt Disney knew Alice personally and we’re pretty sure that he was reffering to her, too.
DisneyExaminer fully appreciates what Disney and the people behind the scenes do for us every time we walk through those turnstiles or sit in that movie theater chair and this small event showed us even more that it not only started with a mouse, but with a person.
Congratulations again, Mrs. Davis! You deserve it.
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