D23 and the Walt Disney Archives have teamed up to put some amazing Disney treasures on display for the public to see. This massive 12,000 square foot exhibit is the largest and longest lasting exhibit the Reagan Library has ever hosted and required the addition of a large tent extension to be placed adjacent to the exhibit hall. Nearly half of the more than 500 items on display have never been seen by the general public. These items include: early drawings of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the restored, handmade books used in the opening sequences of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, Walt Disney’s own Disneyland name tag, the original Audio-Animatronics from The Haunted Mansion, The Country Bear Jamboree and Pirates of the Caribbean, and costumes worn by Julie Andrews in Marry Poppins, Glenn Close in 101 Dalmations and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean.
An entire section exists devoted to the celebration of presidents and Walt Disney’s connection between himself and President Ronald Reagan. Many movie props and early, personal Walt Disney artifacts have also been displayed.
Today we are sharing some of the amazing movie and theme park memorabilia on display. To see an impressive collection of personal Walt Disney artifacts, head over to our previous story: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: A Look at Walt Disney
The Model ‘T’ used in the filming of The Absent Minded Professor
Costumes used in the filming of The Happiest Millionaire and Mary Poppins
Props from the National Treasure movies
For the first time, all of the Presidential Busts, which were used for the development of the Hall of Presidents at Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom, are on display together.
All of the busts were sculpted by Disney animator Blaine Gibson, with the exception of the bust of Barack Obama (sculpted by Valerie Edwards)
The downstairs portion of the exhibit features an impressive collection of Disney movie and theme park artifacts.
Set pieces from 102 Dalmations, including the Flame Dress warn by Glenn Close.
Costumes warn by Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries and the wedding dress warn by Amy Adams in Enchanted.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
Flynn’s Arcade and other prop sets from TRON: Legacy
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REX from Disneyland’s Original Star Tours Attraction
Original Maleficent Dragon Head from Disneyland’s Frantasmic!
“Hitchhiking Ghosts” figures and the “Ghost Bride” audio-animatronic from the Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion, 1971
“Slue Foot Sue” warn by Betty Taylor at Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue c.1956
“Oscar” audio-animatronic and costume. Disneyland’s Country Bear Jamboree
Audio-Animatronic pirate from Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean
The entire center of the downstairs exhibit is devoted to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
This includes many costumes, and large, detailed models used in the filming of the various movies.
The Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives also features an impressive collection of personal Walt Disney artifacts, you can view them in a previous story: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives: A Look at Walt Disney
In celebration, Disney and D23 has released the official soundtrack to the event. A Musical Tour: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at The Reagan Library is available as a digital download from Amazon. The album features 23 specially selected songs and instrumental tracks which are featured at the exhibit.
1. “Turkey in the Straw” (from Steamboat Willie)
2. Overture (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
3. Main Title/“Cinderella” (from Cinderella)
4. Main Title/“Once Upon a Dream”/Prologue (from Sleeping Beauty)
5. Walt Disney’s Dedication of Disneyland – July 17, 1955
6. “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
7. “A Spoonful of Sugar” (from Mary Poppins)
8. “Cruella De Vil” (from 101 Dalmatians [Live Action])
9. Alice’s Theme (from Alice in Wonderland)
10. Theme from Tron
11. “Derezzed” (from Tron: Legacy)
12. Captain America March (from Captain America: The First Avenger)
13. Star Tours
14. Fantasmic! Exit Music
15. “Grim Grinning Ghosts”
16. “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)”
17. “He’s a Pirate” (from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl)
18. “Be Our Guest” (from Beauty and the Beast)
19. “Circle of Life” (from The Lion King)
20. “Under the Sea” (from The Little Mermaid)
21. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (from Toy Story)
22. National Treasure Suite
23. Main Show: Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
The D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives opens July 6th at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Tickets can be purchased online and attendees can select an entry time and date, reducing the wait time to enter the exhibit. You can purchase tickets at the time of your visit, however you may be required to wait in a line to enter.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is located in Simi Valley, CA, about 50 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. It is home to an amazing exhibit dedicated to our 40th President. The library contains a replica of the Oval Office, key documents, photos and videos related to his presidency, the final resting place and memorial site of Mr. Reagan, as well as the actual Air Force One aircraft which served Presidents Nixon, Carter, Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush.