‘Inside the Walt Disney Archives’ Exhibition Opens in Memphis, TN

Inside the Walt Disney Archives Exhibition Opens in Memphis, TN

The ‘Inside the Walt Disney Archives‘ exhibition has opened for a limited-time run at the Graceland Exhibition Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

The exhibition showcases a dazzling display of more than 450 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props that tell the story of the Archives, The Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney himself.

I’m told some of the highlights of the exhibit include: 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, and more; Mary Poppins’ original carpet bag; Wilson from Cast Away; a Tron lightcycle; and a prop storybook from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

For more than five decades, the Walt Disney Archives has carefully safeguarded the most treasured items from The Walt Disney Company’s history, including original scripts, movie props and costumes, Walt Disney’s correspondence and script notes, theme park artifacts, merchandise, millions of archival photographs, and many of Walt’s personal effects.

Founded by Disney Legend Dave Smith in 1970, the Walt Disney Archives is a vital resource for every part of Disney, as well as an important research center for Disney scholars, researchers, and writers.

The 10,000-square-foot traveling exhibit will be at Graceland until January 2, 2022, and a wide array of special events are planned through its run, including classic Disney movie screenings, tea parties, Disney Trivia Nights, a Haunted Mansion after-hours tours of the exhibit, and an evening guided tour of Graceland Mansion.

Inside the Walt Disney Archives Exhibition Opens in Memphis, TN

TICKETS:

Self-guided tours are $15 (adults), $8 (children 5-10), and under 4 free; groups of 15+ receive 10% off.

VIP tickets are $50 and include a professionally guided tour of the exhibit, special access to a VIP lounge, a commemorative lanyard, an exclusive commemorative pin and $15 food voucher.

Gold Members of D23: The Official Fan Club are entitled to a 20% discount on single exhibition admission and VIP Tours (not on Passports or Special Events) with proof of membership.

For Disney enthusiasts who plan to visit frequently, a $50 Passport ticket will be available that allows guests to access the self-guided tours as many times as they would like during the run of the exhibit.

Gold Members of D23: The Official Fan Club are entitled to a 20% discount on single exhibition admission and VIP Tours (not on Passports or Special Events) with proof of membership.

The exhibit is open daily from 10am-5pm, except for Thanksgiving Day (Nov 25) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25).

For tickets or for more information (including photos of the exhibit), visit Graceland.com/Disney.