Destination D23–50 Years of Bringing Home the Magic

For 50 years guests have been visiting the “Vacation Kingdom of the World,” making memories to last a lifetime. With the Walt Disney Archives being founded in 1970, the year before Walt Disney World Resort opened, founder and Disney Legend Dave Smith knew how significant the opening of the resort would be for the Company …

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Graceland Exhibition Center

Inside the Walt Disney Archives – Graceland Exhibition Center

For nearly a century, The Walt Disney Company has created timeless family entertainment that has touched the hearts of generations the world over, encouraging us all to smile, sing, and even shed a tear. This tale began in 1923, when Walt Disney arrived in Hollywood. Over the next four decades, this one-of-a-kind storyteller introduced the …

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WDA Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume – MoPop

Across countless tales of enchantment, The Walt Disney Company has always been at the forefront of creative storytelling. Shared with audiences around the globe, the worlds these stories have created for us have become significant, iconic, and, in many ways, immortal. Across nearly every medium Disney has touched—from the earliest days of animation, through innovations in live-action filmmaking, pioneering efforts in television, location-based entertainment, retail, and even …

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Walt Disney Archives 50th anniversary exhibit

UPDATE: Bowers Museum Announces Disney Exhibit Extended to April 25

By Beth Deitchman Updated February 17, 2021: The Walt Disney Archives’ exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic has been extended through April 25, 2021 at the Bowers Museum! While the Bowers Museum is currently closed in accordance to state officials’ recent COVID-19 update, the Bowers Museum is hopeful it …

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Walt Disney Archives "50 Years of Preserving the Magic"

The Walt Disney Archives Celebrates “50 Years of Preserving the Magic”

By The Walt Disney Archives To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives, pixie dust has transformed the department’s Reading Room into “50 Years of Preserving the Magic,” an exhibit showcasing rarely-before-seen historical objects that trace the beginnings of The Walt Disney Company to today. Upon entry, Guests are transported back to 1937 …

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Archives Adventure exhibit

The Walt Disney Archives Embarks on a New Adventure

By Matt Moryc, The Walt Disney Archives “Adventure is out there!” in the latest exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives at The Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. The Archives’ Reading Room has been refreshed to include tropical imports, exotic antiquities, and mysterious discoveries collected from many beloved and daring Disney adventures. Whether it be …

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