Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic

March 7 - August 30, 2020

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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.

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What are ticket prices for Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic?

(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.

  Weekdays  Weekends
Adults $23 $25
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   

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