Walt Disney Archives to Celebrate 50 Years in 2020 with Traveling Exhibit

Walt Disney Archives has spent almost 50 years “preserving the magic”, and now the organization is gearing up to celebrate a half century in 2020!

Walt Disney Archives 50th Anniversary

The celebration will last all year long and start at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, with a traveling exhibit called “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic”. This public exhibit will begin showing at the Bowers Museum on March 7, 2020, and will share more than 400 “treasures from the archives” like production art, sets, and more. The intention is for guests to feel as though they’ve entered the Walt Disney Archives.

Sets from Saving Mr. Banks will be included in the exhibit!

Other plans for the 50th anniversary of the Archives include “El Cap Throwback” screenings at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California; a special exhibit at D23’s 2020 Destination D at Walt Disney World; and a special anniversary-themed gift for participants of the Official Walt Disney Studios Tours in 2020.

Learn more about the Walt Disney Archives 50th anniversary offerings here!

Will you celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives in 2020? Let us know what you think in the comments! 


Sarah is a former high school English teacher, mom of three, and a (nearly) life-long writer. She's worked with AllEars.net since 2018 and loves sharing the Disney magic with AllEars.net readers.

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