To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives, you can get a personal tour of the new Walt Disney Archives exhibit right from your couch! Don your PJs and warm your hot cocoa, because D23 is streaming it right from Facebook! Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 is the big day… read below to find out how to tune in!
Watch the Live Stream of the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit
Visit the D23 Facebook page tomorrow, 2/26/2020 at 3:30 pm PST (that’s 6:30 pm for you East Coasters) to watch the live stream of the archives. You’ll see some seldom-seen treasures, popular items, as well as the transformation of the Reading Room into a new “50 Years of Preserving the Magic” exhibit. According to the D23 website, this exhibit will, “showcas[ing] rarely-before-seen historical objects that trace the beginnings of The Walt Disney Company to today.”
Tune in Wednesday, 2/26, at 3:30 pm PT for a live tour of the Walt Disney Archives' exhibit, right here on Facebook!
As the tour begins, you’ll find yourself back in 1937, when Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered. Within the exhibit, you’ll see unique items like a program from the debut as well as police pass from Carthay Circle Theatre. This editor is excited to see the costume in the Walt Disney Archives Collection, belonging to the live-action model for Snow White, Marge Belcher Champion herself.
Prop books from the famous film openings are on display from classics like The Sword in the Stone (1963) and other famous television items you’ll recognize like Tim the Tool Man Taylor’s tool belt. A Home Improvement reboot, anyone? Parks fanatics will DROOL over Dreamfinder’s hat and goggles from Journey Into Imagination… we wish he would return to EPCOT!
Visit the Archives in Person
Of course, if you are a D23 member on the Gold level, you can bring your family members to the Archives Reading Room during regular weekday hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) and visit the Archives exclusively through The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour—Presented by D23. It’s included in the Gold Membership!
What archive items do you most want to see? Have you been to the Archives in California? Leave us a comment!