Disneyland Honors Fess Parker

Friday, 10 Dec 2004 | Disneyland

Fess Parker

On December 15, the 50th anniversary of his debut as "king of the wild frontier," the man known to millions of baby-boomers as legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett will receive the highest honor Disneyland bestows, when the park unveils a tribute window to beloved actor Fess Parker.

"In his role as Davy Crockett, Fess Parker helped promote and open Disneyland and through the years he has become a very special member of the Disney family," said Matt Ouimet, president of the Disneyland Resort.

The tradition of honoring individuals with a personalized decorative window was started on Main Street, U.S.A. by Walt Disney himself and has continued throughout the Disney parks worldwide.

A Disneyland window is considered the ultimate honor anyone can receive from "The Happiest Place on Earth" and unlike other Disneyland window tributes, Parker's salute will also include an entirely rethemed building facade which pays tribute to Parker's portrayal of Davy Crockett, along with his sidekick Georgie Russell, played by the late actor Buddy Ebsen. Parker and Ebsen were featured stars at the grand opening of Disneyland on July 17, 1955.

Comments

Lori said at 8:08 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2004

I love Fess Parker. I got to meet him when I was a little girl. He was in a rodeo and he rode up to me on his horse and shook my hand. I'll never forget that. Oh..and he makes reaaaaaaally good wine!!!!! :)

Ralph DeMattia said at 3:35 PM on Sunday, May 13, 2007

I remember as a 6 year old watching the Disney Davy Crockett trilogy in 1955 and have been a fan of the man and Fess Parker ever since. I wish him, his family, and the winery every success and happiness posssible. He gave us all so much for so long!!!!!

Chris Seidle said at 7:38 PM on Monday, July 7, 2008

My boy likes you in Daniel Boone. He wants a picture of you playing Daniel Boone. He is your biggest fan. He watches your TV show all the time.

John Gaines said at 5:53 PM on Thursday, March 18, 2010

As a young boy, I was completely captivated by Fess Parker as Davy Crockett. So much so,I wore a coonskin hat and frontier style jeans to school.I truly loved the Davy Crockett adventures and played them out with my friends in our local woods and creeks.Later,I was fortunate enough to meet Fess Parker at his resort hotel in Los Olivos, Ca and he was as friendly and gracious as his legend that preceded him. I'll forever remember him with greatest respect and admiration.

Bruce Boesendahl said at 10:47 AM on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Davy Crockett was my hero. I had the suit , hat and rifle and was proud to be an American! He will be missed.



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