Tomorrow morning marks a very special day for Alice Davis: she has earned her place on Main Street with a window. Employed by Walt himself, Davis is known for developing costumes for the theme parks, films, and television programs. She was married to Marc Davis, an Imagineer and one of Disney’s “Nine Old Men” animators.
Davis’ work in Disneyland park ranges from the costumes the children wear on “it’s a small world” to the dirty, raggedy attire worn by the pirates in Pirates of the Caribbean. She retired from WED (Walt Disney Enterprises, now known as Walt Disney Imagineering) in 1978 but still consults on film projects, most recently Disney/Pixar’s “Up”.
Davis was named a Disney Legend in 2004. Her window will be right next to her husband’s.
I will be there tomorrow morning (before school!) and I plan to tweet live during the event. You can follow me on Twitter at @ocswaynee to follow along with the event as it happens.
Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog.
- Taking a Ride Down Main Street USA (chipandco.com)