NEWS: The Walt Disney Archives Exhibit is Heading to Graceland!

Although we love taking part in the magic in the Disney Parks, it’s an absolute blast to go behind-the-scenes of our favorite entertainment.

Have you ever dined inside Cinderella Castle?

And, another famous spot will be bringing guests backstage from Disney’s popular productions through next year!

According to D23, the exhibition  Inside the Walt Disney Archives will be stopping at the Graceland Exhibition Center beginning on July 23rd, 2021. While it previously stopped at the D23 Expo Japan in 2018 before heading to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, the 10,000-square-foot exhibition in Graceland also gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Walt Disney Archives with more than 450 objects of artwork, costumes, and props.

© Bowers Museum

The exhibit will show various items from both live action and animated Disney film, 20th Century Fox films, vintage Disney merchandise, and more, including:

  • Jack Sparrow’s compass from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Costumes from Beauty and the Beast101 Dalmatians, Pretty Woman, Walk the Line, and more
  • Mary Poppins’ original carpet bag
  • Davy Crockett’s racoonskin cap
  • Wilson from Cast Away
  • Vehicles from Toad’s Wild Ride, Herbie: Fully Loaded, and Tron: Legacy
  • The sword from Zorro
  • Magic Bedknob from Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Prop storybook from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Alien Xenomorph prop figure from the Disney’s Hollywood Studios attraction The Great Movie Ride
  • Tombstones and Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion attraction
  • Electromagnetic Shrinking Machine from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth props from 2017’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Dead Man’s Chest from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Congo Queen Model Boat from Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise
Mary Poppins in Epcot

The exhibit will run from its debut in July through January 2nd, 2022. D23 Members will be able to visit early on July 22nd with a combination of press day and the D23 Gold Member event. Director of the Walt Disney Archives Becky Cline will give a presentation with music, photo-ops, and a special ribbon cutting. D23 Gold Members will also be able to score 20% off single exhibition admission and VIP Tours with proof of membership.

Springtime in EPCOT!

Guests will be able to participate in other family-friendly events, including:

  • Disney Trivia Nights
  • Haunted Mansion Zoom panel with evening tours of the Disney exhibit and the Graceland Mansion
  • Exhibit Tour + Dive In Dinner & Movie Screening of The Lion King at the Guest House at Graceland Pool
  • Halloween costume party at the exhibit with a costume parade, candy stations, face painters, and craft stations
  • Exhibit Tours & Tea Parties
  • A Princess and Pirate party with crafts, trivia, bounce house, and games. Costumes encouraged!
  • Walt Disney’s Birthday Celebration Weekend
  • A The Princess and The Frog screening and Zoom panel with Disney animators/filmmakers

You can still visit the Inside the Walt Disney Archives at the Bowers Museum through June 20th before it moves to Graceland. And, you can look at the full schedule, purchase tickets, and reserve hotel packages through Graceland’s website. Stay tuned with All Ears for the latest Disney news!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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  1. This sounds really cool!!!! Cool Disney Stuff +Cool Elvis Stuff= Extremely Cool Stuff😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎