Archive, Field Notes

The Walt Disney Archives

Make sure to see Bowers Museum’s Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic which is on exhibit from March 7, 2020 – June 20, 2021. This collection has an incredible array of heritage and contemporary history. You’ll enjoy learning about their staff’s conservation treatment of Walt Disney’s personal papers and film history.

They are located at 2002 North Main Street. Santa Ana, California 92706.
You can call 714.567.3600 to schedule your tickets in advance.

“Guests are invited to step into The Walt Disney Archives as they walk through a dazzling display of more than 400 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props that tell the story of the Archives, The Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney himself. From nostalgic classics like never-before-displayed sketches for Fantasia and ghouls from the Haunted Mansion attraction, to modern-day favorites like super hero costumes and maquettes from Frozen, this enchanting exhibition is an immersive treasure-trove the entire family will love.

Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic is curated by the Walt Disney Archives in conjunction with the Bowers Museum.”

Walt Disney’s Office
Wilson from Cast Away in 2000, prop used by Tom Hanks
Costume Collection
Facsimile of Walt Disney Archives façade located at 500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91521.


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