Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Root of All Legends

If you are a long-term DF'82 reader (first of all, thank you!), you will remember an article looking at the Disney Legends Statue in front of the Disneyland Hotel in Disneyland Paris. Have a look here to refresh your memory. The Statue in Paris celebrates those Europeans who have became Disney Legends.

But if you are lucky enough to visit the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, you will come across the original Disney Legends Statue, which is a replica (albeit at a much larger scale) of the award a person will receive when they become a Disney Legend.

Standing at the end of Legend's Plaza, the Statue has some descriptors underneath - and we all know how much Princess Fee loves a plaque!

Disney Legends
On this seventy-fifth anniversary of the Walt Disney Company,
we dedicate the Disney Legends Plaza and the Disney Legends Sculpture
to acknowledge and honor the many individuals whose
imagination, talents, and dreams have created the Disney Magic

Michael D. Eisner     Roy E. Disney
October 16, 1998

And the inscription on the Sculpture itself reads as follows:

This sculpture is dedicated to the Disney Legends;
a program honoring the many individuals whose work has made a significant
and lasting impact on the Disney Legacy.

The spiral stands for imagination, the power of an idea.
The hand holds the gifts of skill, discipline and craftsmanship.
The wand and the star represent magic: the spark that is ignited when imagination and skill combine to create a new dream.

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