Last Saturday was surely one of the big day of his life for WDI Imagineer Tony Baxter as Tony became at the D23 Expo a Disney Legend!
On the picture below, Tony is waiting for his Disney Legend Award with Billy Crystal and John Goodman who also became Disney Legends.
The Disney Legend Award was introduced to Tony by Bob Iger and Dreamfinder, Figment and Darth Vador were there too - Journey into Imagination and Star Tours being two attractions created by Tony among many others like Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and of course Disneyland Paris Magic Kingdom Park.
Tony did then a wonderful Disney Legend Award acceptance speech...
...and then left his hands print and write his name in the cement as every Disney Legend does!
It is well known that Tony love the fans and the fans love Tony and not only they applauded him when he received his Disney Legend award but were also able to get close to him when Tony went at the Journey into Imagineering pavilion. Tony is here in front of an early concept model of Epcot's The Land pavilion with Mary Costa who was Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and became a Disney Legend in 1999.
Inside the Magic filmed a great video of Tony Baxter Disney Legend ceremony and you have it below. Tony's speech begin at around 5.30 min. Have also a look at others D23 videos filmed by Inside the Magic HERE.
Pictures: copyright D23 Expo - Disney, Andy Castro - Dateline Disneyland
Video: copyright inside the Magic