I was shopping inside the DISNEYANA shop on the 17th (waiting for the Walt Opening Day Reboradcast at 4:45pm) and saw Tony shopping. I was so excited to finally meet him. I got him to sign one of my DL 50th maps.
WALT'S DISNEYLAND DEDICATION SPEECH! - To all who come to this happy place, welcome! Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth can savour the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will become a source of joy, and inspiration to all the world.
I saw him right after the 4:45 ceremony... but I was too shy to talk to him. He seemed pretty engaged in a conversation with a small group. Lucky you to get an autograph! I was just happy for the "celebrity sighting."
I was getting a cup of coffee around the same time next door. And I saw him walk right out along with Bruce Gordon. Naturally .... of all days ... you know plenty Disney Co. people were going to be at the 50th Anniversary.