This morning, just a little after the planned 8am start time, A ceremony was held on Main Street U.S.A to honor legendary costume designer Alice Davis. Alice was responsible for the costumes in such classic Disney attractions as it's a small world and Pirates of the Caribbean.
The event began with a litany of Disney Legends swarming to the white fold-up seats in front of the Main Street Cinema and Disneyana. People like Bob Gurr, Jack Lindquist, and others streamed in to celebrate an illustrious career. As the area filled up the Dapper Dans sang to the crowd.
Ron Dominguez (Former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Attractions)
Jack Lindquist (First President of Disneyland)
Bob Gurr (Imagineering Legend) greeting Alice Davis
Cast TV was there too
Tom Staggs and George Kalogridis await the start of the ceremony.
George Kalogridis (current Disneyland president) opened and introduced Tom Staggs (Head of Disney Parks and Resorts)
When all of the sudden, a band of pirates burst out of Disneyana
They serenaded Alice with their own versions of the Pirates song
Then Mickey arrived and...
unveiled the lovely new window that is right next to her husband, Marc Davis
The curtain dropped and got snagged on Mickey's ear, lol.
Alice said that none of this would be worth anything without the friends that surround her.
Oscar Martinez (Chef of the Carnation Cafe and first Parks and Resorts cast member to reach the 55-year milestone with the company) came by to say hello too!
Alice was also given a miniature version of the window to take home
Small World Costume Company - Alice Davis - Seamstress to the Stars
Congratulations Alice. Your achievements are many and it is fitting that a talented, friendly woman like you be honored this way, surrounded by friends, fans, peers and loved ones. You are indeed the seamstress to the stars and you deserve every bit of this honor.