“Disney100: The Exhibition,” which celebrates Disney 100 Years of Wonder, launches a World Tour at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute in February 2023, with future stops to include Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO, and Munich, Germany.
About the Exhibit
Created for the 100-year celebration of The Walt Disney Company, “Disney100: The Exhibition” will immerse guests in the beloved stories that have been dazzling guests since 1923, when Walt Disney set his company on a path that would revolutionize the entertainment industry.
Over the past 100 years, Disney has brought its iconic stories and characters to life in new and innovative ways, becoming part of the global culture and creating generations of memories for billions.
“Disney100: The Exhibition” invites guests to step into their favorite stories using innovation and immersive technology throughout ten galleries in the 15,000-square-foot exhibit.
What to Expect
“Disney100: The Exhibition” features ten large, themed galleries with numerous cutting-edge interactive installations, and details were announced during D23 Expo 2022.
Disney has curated special behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creation of the most popular characters, films, shows, and attraction, from Disneyland to Walt Disney World® Resort and beyond.
The themed galleries, with moving stories, unique interactive installations, and exciting background information, will take visitors on a journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company, celebrating the classics from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “Strange World,” as well as the latest members of the Disney family – Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic.
The Walt Disney Archives will also open its vault of treasures, to showcase hundreds of extraordinary objects, including many of Disney’s “Crown Jewels,” featuring more than 250 rarely seen original artworks and artifacts, costumes and props, and other memorabilia.
“As we prepare to kick off Disney 100 Years of Wonder, we are incredibly excited to bring this fantastic exhibition to life,” said Becky Cline, director, Walt Disney Archives. “We can’t wait for guests to experience their favorite Disney stories, characters, and attractions in new and immersive ways as we celebrate all the wonderful worlds of Disney.”
The “Disney100: The Exhibition” tour will kick off with a World Premiere at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, on February 18, 2023.
“The Franklin Institute is thrilled to host ‘Disney100: The Exhibition,’ the first major event to mark the global celebration of Disney’s 100 years, allowing fans throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond the very first opportunity to see these crown jewels come to life in beautifully crafted galleries reflecting the creative empire synonymous with imaginative storytelling, innovation, discovery, and wonder,” said Larry Dubinski, President and CEO of The Franklin Institute.
Future U.S. stops include Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO, but dates and venues have not been listed, yet.
A second version of the exhibition will begin touring outside the U.S., beginning with a European Premiere on April 18, 2023, at the Olympic Hall in Munich, Germany.
For more information on the exhibit including future date additions, visit Disney100Exhibit.com.
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