Bowers Museum Reopens Disney History Exhibit

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First Disneyland Ticket

Credit: Bowers Museum / Walt Disney Archives

Disney fans, the ultimate and most magical walk-through exhibit of Disney history is coming back to the Bowers Museum beginning Saturday, September, 12, and we couldn’t be more excited! For those not familiar, the museum had been hosting the popular Disney history exhibit prior to its pandemic shutdown, and it was meant to only last for a limited time. However, it seems the exhibit will now be extending its running at the museum until February 28.

The experience includes a look at the “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic,” prior to beginning its world tour. The show also offers Disney fans the ability to get up and close with 465 rare Disney items which are seldom or never displayed from the company’s archives–including the golden mechanical bird that Walt Disney bought for his wife, which inspired the idea of animatronic animals and the Enchanted Tiki Room.

first disneyland employee badge
Credit: Bailee Abell / ITM

Another exciting find at the museum is a replica of Walt Disney’s office (the real thing is still at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank!). Other highlights include the first Disneyland admission ticket, the first Disneyland Cast Member badge, as well as some original tickets from Disney Parks all around the world.

Walt Disney's office replica
Credit: Bowers Museum / Walt Disney Archives

Tickets for the Disney show and Bowers’ other exhibits cost $23-$25 for adults, $20-$22 for students and seniors, and $5 for children ages 3-11. Tickets will be limited to allow for social distancing. To learn more, be sure to visit the official website: Bowers.org.

It’s worth taking note that all guests who plan on attending the experience must enter through the Main Street entrance only, have their temperatures taken, wear masks, and observe social distancing protocol. Benches will not be available for seating. Although, guests have the ability to rent wheelchairs.

Will you be heading over the Bowers Museum to experience this Disney exhibit before it hits the road next February? Let us know in the comments! 

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