Location: China Closet, Main Street USA, Disneyland.
In 1957, Cicely Rigdon started at Disneyland as a ticket seller. She had tried applying to Disneyland four times and was finally hired on her fifth. Her persistence paid off, because in two short years, Rigdon joined the Tour Guide Department. After developing the roles for Disneyland Tour Guides and initiating that department's growth, Rigdon was soon promoted to Guest Relations Supervisor. She was responsible for Guest Relations, the ticket sellers, ticket receptionists and Walt Disney's Firehouse Apartment. Rigdon also trained all of the ticket takers and receptionists for the opening of Walt Disney World.
In 1982, Rigdon developed and managed the Disneyland Ambassador Program, which sent specially selected ambassadors around the world - as representatives of Disneyland Resort. She managed the Ambassador Program until her retirement in 1994.
Cicely Rigdon was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2005.