Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates five decades of cinematic history at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California now through August 30. We were invited to come check out the exhibit which features a myriad of wonders.
The 10,000-square-foot exhibit — which premiered at D23 Expo Japan in 2018 — boasts more than 400 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props that tell the story of the Archives, The Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney, and even new acquisitions from 20th Century Studios.
INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES
OKAY…START AN ARCHIVES
THE READING ROOM
THE BACK ROOM
NBD. Just the founding document for the Walt Disney Company.
KEEP MOVING FORWARD
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Start with Tea!
Before taking in the magic of the Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic you can enjoy a delightful tea service which includes admission into the exhibit. Pricing is $60 per adult / $35 per child (ages 3-11) plus tax.
MORE INFO: Tangata Restaurant Official Website
A Grand Welcome!
On Thursday March 5, Michael Vargo (VP of Corporate Communications) and Becky Cline (Director of the Walt Disney Archives) joined Peter Keller (President and CEO of the Bowers Museum) for the ribbon cutting event alongside Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Speaking of nostalgia, nobody loved a good ribbon cutting more than Walt Disney! #DisneyAtBowers pic.twitter.com/HX8zUw62rw
— MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) March 5, 2020
For tickets or more information visit the official site.
- D23 Gold Members receive a discount on tickets to the exhibit, as well as a discount on merchandise in the museum store. (MORE INFO)
- Members of the Bowers Museum also receive discounts on tickets. (MORE INFO)
More to Explore
In conjunction with this exchibit, the Bowers Museum is also offering a ROBUST lineup of special events and offerings that Disney fans will absolutely not want to miss.
Story by Disney: Inside the Craft and History of Storytelling at The Walt Disney Studios with Don Hahn
March 8, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Theme Songs of Disneyland with Stacia Martin
March 14, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
‘Eat Like Walt’ Dinner Celebration with Marcy Carriker Smothers
March 21, 2020 – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kidseum Family Workshops: Costume Creation
March 22, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
March 29, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Walt Disney Archives Tour & Tea Party with Robert Maxhimer- SOLD OUT!
April 4, 2020 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Walt Disney Archives Lecture Series: 50 Years of the Walt Disney Archives: A Gold Mine of Fun Finds
April 11, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Walt Disney Archives 7-Lecture Series Package
April 11, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Disney-Inspired Scavenger Hunt: An Easter Special!
April 12, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Walt Disney Archives Lecture Series: Inside the 20th Century Fox Collection with Lynne Drake
April 25, 2020 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kidseum Family Workshops: Modeling Clay Character Design
April 26, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Why We Love Disney: The Power of the Disney Brand with Dr. Andi Stein
April 26, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Pencils, Pens & Brushes – The Colorful Women of Early Disney Animation with Mindy Johnson
May 9, 2020 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
An Invisible History – Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney’s Animation with Mindy Johnson
May 9, 2020 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Dali and Disney: Destino with David A. Bossert
May 16, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
May 31, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Walt Disney Archives Tour & Tea Party with Natalie Auxier & Melissa Pankuch- SOLD OUT!
June 6, 2020 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Walt Disney Archives Lecture Series: Weird Mickey with Becky Cline
June 27, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Walt Disney Archives Lecture Series | Disneyland: Fond Memories Of the Past with Becky Cline & Stacia Martin
July 12, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Walt Disney Archives Tour & Tea Party with Kelsey Williams & Chris Rexroad- SOLD OUT!
August 1, 2020 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Walt Disney Archives Lecture Series: Photo Library Presentation
August 9, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
See it for Yourself
Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California is available from March 7 – August 30, 2020.
The exhibit will rotate to other locations (TBA) around the country.