More than 500 items from Disney history, from Walt’s birth through Marvel’s The Avengers, are part of the largest exhibit ever created by the Walt Disney Archives when D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives opens today at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The 12,000 square foot exhibit is the largest the Reagan Library has ever offered.
Some of the items include:
- Meticulously restored, handmade books used in the opening shots of Show White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
- The actual 9 ½ foot tall, incredibly detailed head of the Maleficent dragon from Disneyland’s Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular.
- A Complete re-creation of Walt Disney’s office from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA.
- Original Audio-Animatronics figures from The Haunted Mansion, The Country Bear Jamboree and Pirates of the Caribbean rides.
Take a listen as Steven Clark the Head of D23 explains some of the exhibit:
The Ronald Reagan Library is located in Simi Valley just off the 118 freeway. It is open to the public daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days). Museum admission is $21.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors over 62, $9.00 for children 11-17 and $6.00 for children 3-10, children 2 and under are free.
Because of the high volume of visitors expected for this exhibit it is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase tickets ahead of time online.
Adrienne Van Houten is a Los Angeles blogger and grandmother of 3. She can be found hanging out over at Adrienne’s House.