D23 has announced that Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic will be heading to the Graceland Exhibition Center on July 23 after its run at the Bowers Museum.
- With the announcement of Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic closing at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California on June 20, D23 has announced the next stop for the incredible exhibit at the Graceland Exhibition Center in Memphis, Tennessee starting on July 23, 2021, through January 2, 2022.
- Inside the Walt Disney Archives first debuted at D23 Expo Japan in 2018 before it moved to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.
- The 10,000-square-foot exhibit features over 450 objects including artwork, costumes, and props celebrating The Walt Disney Company.
- You can buy tickets now by going to the Graceland Exhibition Center’s website.
D23 Gold Member Benefits and Event at the Graceland Exhibition Center
- A press day and D23 Gold Member event will be held at the center on Thursday, July 22, including a presentation by Becky Cline, Director of the Walt Disney Archives.
- D23 Gold Members also receive a 20% discount on single exhibition admission and VIP Tours with proof of membership.
Highlights from the Exhibit:
- Jack Sparrow’s compass from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Costumes from Beauty and the Beast, 101 Dalmatians, Pretty Woman, Walk the Line, and more
- Mary Poppins’ original carpet bag
- Davy Crockett’s raccoon skin cap
- Wilson from Cast Away
- Vehicles from Mr. 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
Exhibit Programming and Presentations:
- Disney Trivia Nights
- A 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