Coming to the Bowers March 7, 2020, the exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public.
The 10,000-square-feet traveling exhibit, which premiered at D23 Expo Japan in 2018, will offer several rare items only on loan to the Bowers.
Guests are invited to step into The Walt Disney Archives as they walk through a dazzling display of more than 400 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props that tell the story of the Archives, The Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney himself. From nostalgic classics like never-before-displayed sketches for Fantasia and ghouls from the Haunted Mansion attraction, to modern-day favorites like super hero costumes and maquettes from Frozen, this enchanting exhibition is an immersive treasure-trove the entire family will love.
Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic is curated by the Walt Disney Archives in conjunction with the Bowers Museum.
Before taking in the magic of the Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic, enjoy a delightful tea time inside the beautiful courtyard of Bowers Museum! Click here to learn more.
Specially Ticketed and Timed-Entry FAQ
(Includes access to all of Bowers Museum's exhibitions)
Bowers Members: First ticket is free for most membership levels*, see Membership page for details; additional visits: $10
*Note: Tickets limited to availability. Advanced ticket reservations/purchases are strongly advised.
|Seniors (Age 62+) & Students (12)||$20||$22|
|** Children (3-11)||$5||$5|
|** Children (Under 3)||Free||Free|
|Santa Ana Residents (Sunday Only)||$10|
|Active Military & NARM member||$10||$10|
|**Must be accompanied by paying adult|
Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic is a timed-entry exhibition. This means visitors will purchase tickets for a specific date and time they'd like to enter. Tickets will be available on the hour, 10 AM - 3 PM Tuesday - Sunday.
Visitors are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes early to check-in at the admissions desk and receive their admission sticker. Visitors may enter the line for Inside the Walt Disney Archives 5 minutes before their exhibition start time or any time after. No reentry into Inside the Walt Disney Archives will be permitted after exiting. Your ticket includes admission into all of Bowers’ exhibitions anytime during regular operating hours on the same date.
Timed entry helps to ensure that all visitors enjoy their experience.
Yes! Visitors should reserve tickets in advance for guaranteed timed entry. Get your tickets online as dates and time slots will sell out for both the exhibition and related programs.
Yes! Members should reserve tickets in advance for guaranteed timed-entry. Get your tickets online as dates and time slots do sell out. Use your member ID or email address associated with your member account to log in. Individual-level members are entitled to one (1) free timed-entry ticket. Dual members and above are entitled to two (2) free timed-entry tickets. Additional visits are $10 /member and available only after February 1.
You can upgrade your General Admission ticket to include timed-entry onsite for the next available time slot on the same day only, subject to availability. Offer not valid for General Admission passes.