STEP INSIDE: Hundreds of pieces of memorabilia enchant ‘Inside the Walt Disney Archives’ exhibit at Bowers Museum

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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

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OKAY…START AN ARCHIVES

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THE READING ROOM

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THE BACK ROOM

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NBD. Just the founding document for the Walt Disney Company.

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DIMENSIONAL COLLECTIONS

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

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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

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A Grand Welcome!

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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.

Tickets

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.

Theme Songs of Disneyland with Stacia Martin
Theme Songs of Disneyland with Stacia Martin

March 14, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Kidseum Family Workshops: Costume Creation
Kidseum Family Workshops: Costume Creation

March 22, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fantasia (1940)
Fantasia (1940)

March 29, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Walt Disney Archives 7-Lecture Series Package
Walt Disney Archives 7-Lecture Series Package

April 11, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Disney-Inspired Scavenger Hunt: An Easter Special!
Disney-Inspired Scavenger Hunt: An Easter Special!

April 12, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kidseum Family Workshops: Modeling Clay Character Design
Kidseum Family Workshops: Modeling Clay Character Design

April 26, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dali and Disney: Destino with David A. Bossert
Dali and Disney: Destino with David A. Bossert

May 16, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

May 31, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 3:30 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.

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Author: Joey Inigo

I have been a part of MouseInfo.com since 2003. I enjoy visiting the Happiest Place on Earth and am happy to talk about Disney Parks all day long.

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