Fun Find Friday
July 17, 2015
Location: Frontierland, Disneyland
60 years ago today the world changed forever.
Disneyland opened up paving the way for future theme park
experiences. While many Hollywood celebrities were present on
opening day, there was one amongst the crowd, and in t he parade,
that had already been helping set Disneyland up for success: Fess
Fess Parker portrayed Davy Crockett in the five
episode mini series which originally debuted as part of the
Disneyland television series. The Disneyland television series,
which focused on a different land each episode, brought the story of
Davy Crockett to life during the Frontierland episodes. I know what
you are thinking, how does this connect us to present day
As we know, the windows on the second floor of Main
Street, USA pay tribute to the many individuals that helped bring
Disneyland to life. Over the years other lands have received windows
paying similar tributes to individual, but the first non Main
Street, USA window added to the park was found in Frontierland under
the Crockett & Russel Hat co. building.
The window reads: "Davy Crockett Coonskin Cap Supply
co. Fess Parker"
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