There are many exciting things to experience at the Disneyland Resort during the Disney100 celebration. This includes new nighttime spectaculars, the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, character outfits, food, merchandise, and more. There is also a new exhibit in the Opera House called The Disney Gallery Presents: 100 Years of Wonder at Disneyland. This exhibit looks at Disney history through the lens of how films inspired attractions and then how attractions then inspired film.
The exhibit has 135 different pieces in it that ranges from artwork of classic animated films, to a model of the live-action Dumbo, to an animation desk. This includes areas of the exhibit dedicated to Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland and Rivers of America, Alice in Wonderland, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Peter Pan’s Flight, Storybook Land Canal Boats, Casey Jr. Circus Train, Dumbo, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones Adventure, Star Tours, The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Incredicoaster, and Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. There are also areas that are focused on the different lands of Disneyland along with some looks towards the future. On top of all of that, there are also some maquettes used in the development of attractions, a model of the live-action Dumbo, and a display of the Hag from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that was once on Main Street, USA and then in Fantasyland. Over in the biggest display window is an animators desk, a television, a model of a Multiplane Camera, and also sketches of Dumbo. Finally, there is also a television with an episode of Disneyland that is dedicated to the park itself.
The Daps Magic team stopped by The Disney Gallery Presents: Disney 100 Years of Wonder at Disneyland and did a video tour of the exhibit. Check it out below and then share what your favorite part of the exhibit is!
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