For those who don’t live close to Disneyland in Anaheim or Disney World in Orlando, sometimes it’s like you’re on the outside looking in. If you don’t live near the parks, you get to watch from behind the glass as everyone else is having a great time, and you can only wish you had the opportunity to join in on the fun. Now you can.
The Disney 100: Exhibition opened this weekend at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Details of the exhibit were released last September at D23, but the opening date has finally arrived for Disney fans. The Exhibition features more than 15,000 square feet of space and 250 Disney memorabilia items.
According to the Franklin Institute website:
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.
Exclusively for this exhibition, Disney has curated special behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creation of the company’s most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions—from Disneyland to Walt Disney World and beyond.
There are 10 unique theme galleries that will focus on various aspects of Disney’s work. Each gallery will touch on a specific aspect of The Disney Company’s work from the early years to modern day ventures like Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. When guests enter the exhibit, they will be greeted by none other than Walt himself as a hologram.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Animated Studios, and Disney is pulling out all the stops across all its properties. Disney has added new shows and decorations across Disneyland and Disney World. Mickey and Minnie have also gotten new costumes for the occasion. The celebration will be known as “100 Years of Wonder.”
The Disney 100 Exhibition will run through August 27. The timed tickets are $25 per person and are available on the Franklin Institute’s website.
To commemorate the opening, new Disney Archives released ten posters for galleries present at the Exhibition. The posters are available for download as phone or zoom wallpaper.
You will have all year to celebrate Disney 100 at all of the Parks as Disney continues to remind its audience why it has lasted this long.