If you were able to attend the D23 expo in 2013, you remember the third floor of the convention center being completely dedicated to the Walt Disney Archives exhibit that featured Mary Poppins for its 50th anniversary. Maybe you visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in 2012 to see their display or have taken a D23 Studio Tour and met archivist Dave Smith. If you were blown away by any of those displays, prepare to be shocked with what the Walt Disney Archives has up their sleeve for this year’s D23 Expo.
This year, on the Expo’s show floor, “Walt Disney Archives Presents – Disneyland: The Exhibit” will feature over 300 pieces from the past 60 years of the park’s beautiful history. It will be the largest display the Disney Archives have ever put on at the D23 Expo in a 12,000-square-foot space. The exhibit will honor the park’s history through themed areas with different attractions, parades, and entertainment from the past six decades that will include attraction vehicles, costumes, props, and Audio-Animatronics® figures.
Some of the items will include the Ticket No. 1 purchased by Roy O. Disney the first day the park was open to the general public, surveying equipment used in the construction of Disneyland, a prototype vehicle for Alice in Wonderland, dancing monkey costumes used in Fantasmic!, an early Autopia car, original artwork from Mickey Mouse Club Circus, the Abominable Snowman from the Matterhorn Bobsleds which was recently replaced, and an original pitch book used to sell Disneyland to prospective sponsors.
For more information, including ticketing, visit D23EXPO.com