The Walt Disney Company is celebrating 100 years, and to celebrate, you can immerse yourself in the magic of Disney at the Disney100: The Exhibition at the Philadelphia Institute. The world premiere exhibition will immerse guests in the beloved stories that have been dazzling fans since 1923. The Walt Disney Archives is opening its vault of treasures, showcasing more than 250 of its “Crown Jewels,”rarely seen original artworks and artifacts, costumes and props, and other memorabilia.
Disney has curated special behind-the-scenes glimpses (specially for this exhibition!) into the creation of the company’s most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions—from Disneyland to Walt Disney World and beyond.
The exhibit also features ten magnificent and imaginatively themed galleries, all featuring moving stories, unique interactive installations, and exciting background information, will take visitors on a journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company, celebrating the classics from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Strange World, as well as the latest members of the Disney family—Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic. It’s going to be one magical event and if you’re able to you will want to buy tickets asap! Tickets for adults (ages 12-64) are $45 and $41 for kids (ages 3-11).
The exhibit officially opens on Feb. 18, however we already have a first look, and beware, this may cause you to experience chills of wonder and delight! D23 shared the following clip of Walt Disney greeting guests of Disney100: The Exhibition via the Disney MagicStage.
FIRST LOOK: Walt Disney greets guests of #Disney100: The Exhibition via the Disney MagicStage. pic.twitter.com/ZcxPHW4l9L
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) February 15, 2023
Disney revealed 23 “Crown Jewels” in also in advance of the exhibition premiere, including:
- The 1928 story script page for Steamboat Willie (which marked Mickey’s iconic film debut)
- Sculptures of Genie from Aladdin (1992) and Mater from Cars (2006)
- A 1953 Disneyland concept drawing by legendary artist Herb Ryman
- Bette Midler’s spellbook from Hocus Pocus (1993)
- BB-8, as seen in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017) and Rise of the Skywalker (2019)
- The Black Panther costume from Black Panther (2018), and
- Visual development art for The Little Mermaid (1989), The Princess and the Frog(2009) and Frozen (2013).
You can watch the video below to get a preview of what you can expect to experience at Disney100: The Exhibition!
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