More Than 300 Classic and Contemporary Objects Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Waltâ€™s First Theme Park Will Be on Display
BURBANK, Calif. â€“ May 12, 2015Â â€“ The Walt Disney Archives today announced it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland atÂ D23 EXPO 2015Â with an exhibit of more than 300 pieces from the parkâ€™s incredible history. â€œWalt Disney Archives Presentsâ€”Disneyland: The Exhibitâ€ will be the largest display the Disney Archives has ever showcased at D23 EXPO. The event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place August 14â€“16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The 12,000-square-foot exhibit, which will be located on the Expo show floor for the first time, will include themed areas that honor the parkâ€™s history, attractions, parades, and entertainment over the past six decades, including the construction of Disneyland,Â Pirates of the Caribbean,Â Mickey Mouse ClubÂ at Disneyland,Â Club 33, and collectible merchandise, as well as the parkâ€™s iconic lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Tomorrowland, and Critter Country/Bear Country. Each area will contain items from Disneylandâ€™s past, including attraction vehicles, costumes, props, and evenÂ Audio-AnimatronicsÂ®Â figures.
Among the more-than-300 items on exhibit, guests will be able to see Ticket No. 1, purchased by Roy O. Disney on July 18, 1955, the first day the park was open to the general public. Guests will see many pieces shown by the Archives for the first time, including early surveying equipment from the 1950s used in the construction of Disneyland, a prototype vehicle for the belovedÂ Alice in WonderlandÂ attraction, dancingÂ monkey costumes used in the nighttime spectacularÂ Fantasmic!, an earlyÂ AutopiaÂ car, original artwork fromÂ Mickey Mouse Club Circus, the Abominable Snowman from theMatterhorn Bobsleds, which was replaced during the attractionâ€™s recent enhancement, and an original pitch book full of colorful artwork that was used to sell Disneyland to prospective sponsors on the East Coast.
Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time. Through June 30, 2015, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3â€“12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visitÂ D23EXPO.com.