Last year, Disney fans in Southern California got a rare opportunity to see some unique Disney memorabilia straight from the Walt Disney Archives.
This opportunity was all thanks to the Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA. That exhibit was initially set to end in August 2020, but after a months-long closure due to the global health crisis, the museum reopened and extended the exhibit until September.
The museum closed again, with the exhibit extended until February 28th, 2021, but now the Bowers Museum has announced the exhibit has been extended once more, this time until April 25th.
The exhibit, which takes up a total of 10,000 square feet began its life at D23 Expo Japan in 2018. However, the exhibit at the Bowers Museum includes some additional rare items on loan from Disney. Guests can expect to see over 400 items, including original artwork, props, and costumes from the Walt Disney Archives, the Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney himself.
At the moment, the museum is still closed to the public, but as soon as it reopens, guests will be able to buy tickets for $23 per adult on weekdays and $25 per adult on weekends ($5 for children aged 3-11). Tickets are sold on a timed entry basis, meaning that guests will need to buy them for specific dates and times.
We’ll keep an eye on the museum to see when it might reopen and let you know when you can buy tickets for the exhibit. We had a chance to see it last March, and let us just say that there is a LOT to see for Disney fans, including Walt Disney’s desk, some Frozen costumes, and much MUCH more!
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Did you get a chance to see the exhibit before the museum closed? Will you be checking it out when it reopens? Let us know in the comments!