Walt Disney Archives: The Exhibit (D23 2015)

Can’t begin to express how COOL it was to see the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at D23 this year. My group got a private walking tour of the exhibit by an Archives cast member as well! Here are my photos from the walk-thru!

Seeing the Fantasmic! exhibit was incredible, not only because I’ve been a huge fan of the show from the FIRST DAY it opened, but that I also went into the park a day later and got to witness the changes in person. Here’s the head of Malificent, who is featured in the finale of Fantasmic! Since the inception of the show, the dragon body was equipped with shimmery black fabricated wings.

IMG_3503The show has recently gone through a major renovation where now, Malifient (in her dragon state) is a full-bodied dragon.

These are the dancing monkeys from Fan! Aren’t they cute?

IMG_3507Fantasmic! wasn’t the only show featured. Check out the bears from Country Bear Jamboree:

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And AMERICA ON PARADE (1970’s)

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And the exhibits for parades were amazing. Remember the roller skating snowflakes in A Christmas Fantasy Parade?

IMG_3509Electrical Parade was represented…

IMG_3508Even America Sings!

IMG_3514Recognize which rides these are from?

IMG_3515IMG_3516IMG_3513 IMG_3523 IMG_3532There were a TON of ride renovations at Disneyland to prepare for the 60th celebration. For instance, Peter Pan recently got a major refurbishment…

IMG_3518So did Alice in Wonderland…IMG_3537 IMG_3540The infamous Yeti who lives in Matterhorn recently changed as well. Everyone say, ‘hi Bruce’ and ‘farewell Harold.’

IMG_3517These were a collection of cast member costumes and nametags. Disney archives has a copy of every single name tag ever printed. Including Walt & Roy’s…

IMG_3493 IMG_3494 IMG_3499A tribute to Mickey Mouse Club!

IMG_3543 IMG_3542More attractions archives!

IMG_3522 IMG_3541And miscellaneous awesomeness!

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