Legacy Content

Orlando Ferrante Window Ceremony
Page 1 of 4

by Rebekah and Doobie Moseley
October 20, 2003
Coverage of Imagineer Orlando Ferrante receiving a Window on Main Street on March 18, 2003.

Orlando Ferrante, while not as well known as some other Disney personalities, has been instrumental in the development of all the parks around the world for 40 years. On March 18, 2003, Disneyland added Ferrante to the collection of those honored by a Window on Main Street. The window is located on Center Street near the lockers. A small ceremony was held there during parks hours with several Imagineering legends in attendance.

Below is a transcript, pictures and complete video of the entire ceremony.

There are six videos of the ceremony. All are in RealVideo format for low and high bandwidth connections. All videos are linked here and at the appropriate place within the article.

Announcer: Please give a warm welcome to Disneyland's own Dapper Dans

31231 bytes
The Dapper Dans
Click here for a much larger version of this picture
(1024 X 768, 125,783 bytes)

(The Dapper Dans sing Walking Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA)

Announcer: Please welcome Disneyland Resort Ambassador to the World, Daina Baker.

23959 bytes
Disneyland Resort Ambassador Daina Baker
Click here for a much larger version of this picture
(1024 X 768, 91,929 bytes)
RealVideo: Daina Baker (56 seconds)
Low Bandwidth (160 X 120) • High Bandwidth (320 X 240)

Daina Baker: Thank you everyone. I'm so pleased to be here today as we welcome a true friend home again. As you know we're paying tribute this afternoon to a truly outstanding individual. During his forty year career with the Walt Disney Company this remarkable man has become an Imagineering legend and it all started right here at Disneyland. For those of you who might not already know, I'm speaking about the Vice President of Show Ride Engineering, Production and Installation, Orlando Ferrante. Over the years, Orlando has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to Walt Disney Imagineering. And here with us today to shed some light on his extraordinary career, please welcome a good friend and colleague, the Vice Chairman and Principle Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, Marty Sklar.

< Prev