ABC-owned television stations will present a 30-minute special, Disney100: The Exhibition – Making the Magic, hosted by Alicia Vitarelli and TaRhonda Thomas of 6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia. on March 23, 2023.
Disney100: The Exhibition – Making the Magic will go behind the scenes of Disney100: The Exhibition, which debuted in February at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Through the special, viewers will pay a visit to the Walt Disney Archives in Burbank to see how this incredible 15,000-square-foot exhibition was produced and get an insider’s look into how Disney has created some of its most popular characters, films, series, and attractions.
The special documents how the Walt Disney Archives crafted the 10 magnificent and imaginatively themed galleries at The Franklin Institute, featuring moving stories, unique interactive installations, and exciting insider details, which take guests on a virtual journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company.
It will also reveal how the philosophies of visionary filmmaker and innovator Walt Disney laid the foundation for The Walt Disney Company. From the contract that established the company and the creation of Mickey Mouse to immersive theme parks and blockbuster films such as Frozen and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, viewers will experience incredible moments from Disney’s rich legacy.
How to Watch
Disney100: The Exhibition – Making the Magic will debut Thursday, March 23, at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT on 6abc and across the ABC-owned television stations on linear, digital, and streaming platforms, as well as on the Localish network and for Hulu subscribers.
Here’s a preview of the special:
Created for the 100-year celebration of The Walt Disney Company, Disney100: The Exhibition is open to the public, showcasing many rare Disney artifacts for the very first time such as:
- Disneyland Employee Badge No. 1, issued in 1955 to Walt Disney
- Costumes from Black Panther, Jungle Cruise, Cruella, Enchanted, and more
- Prop storybooks featured in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty
- Skywalker Lightsaber Hilt from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, used by Daisy Ridley
- Attraction vehicles from Matterhorn Bobsleds and Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland Park
The exhibition runs at The Franklin Institute through August 27, 2023, before it travels to other destinations across the United States.
A second unit of the exhibition opens in Munich in April.