D23 Member Can Get A Special “Tour” Of the Walt Disney World Archives Exhibit on Facebook!

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives, Disney has “transformed the department’s Reading Room into “50 Years of Preserving the Magic,” an exhibit showcasing rarely-before-seen historical objects that trace the beginnings of The Walt Disney Company to today.”

Tomorrow, February 25th, at 3:30 PST/ 6:30 EST, D23 members can tune in for a “live tour” of the exhibit!

The exhibit transports guests “back to 1937 and the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” 

There are several pieces on display:

“Among the unique pieces on display are a program and police pass from the film’s premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre. Also featured is one of the oldest costumes in the Archives collection, the bodice worn by Marge Belcher Champion, Snow White’s live-action reference model and Disney Legend. Theme park lovers can even say “hello” to a few of their favorite Audio-Animatronics® Dwarfs from Snow White’s Scary Adventures at Walt Disney World Resort, but beware of the Witch… she could be close-by!”

There are many more treasures to see!

Not only does it commemorate Disney history it also honors the tradition of the Walt Disney Archive group that was started on “June 22, 1970, by Disney Legend Dave Smith, a portion of the new exhibit contains documents and memorabilia from both the Archives and Dave’s personal collections—including the proposal presented to Roy O. Disney that led to the creation of the whole collection.”

Make sure you tune in for the exclusive tour to catch glimpses at Disney history.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: D23

 


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