Attendees at D23 EXPO 2015 are in luck. The Walt Disney Archives announced today that they will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, Walt Disney’s first theme park, with an exhibit of more than three hundred pieces from the park’s history. “Walt Disney Archives Presents–Disneyland: The Exhibit” will be on August 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center on the Expo show floor.
The Exhibit will be arranged in themed areas based on the park’s sixty-year history and containing items from throughout Disneyland’s history. These include the construction of Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mickey Mouse Club at Disneyland, Club 33, and collectible merchandise, and the lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Tomorrowland, and Critter Country/Bear Country.
Among the more-than-300 items on exhibit, guests will be able to see Ticket No. 1, purchased by Roy O. Disney on July 18, 1955, the first day the park was open to the general public. Guests will see many pieces shown by the Archives for the first time, including early surveying equipment from the 1950s used in the construction of Disneyland, a prototype vehicle for the beloved Alice in Wonderland attraction, dancingmonkey costumes used in the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic!, an early Autopia car, original artwork from Mickey Mouse Club Circus, the Abominable Snowman from the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which was replaced during the attraction’s recent enhancement, and an original pitch book full of colorful artwork that was used to sell Disneyland to prospective sponsors on the East Coast.
Through June 30, 2015
$67 for one day adult admission
$42 for a one day child’s (3–12) ticket.
Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
$58 for a one-day adult admission and
$42 for a one-day child’s (3-12) ticket.
Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.