D23’s “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” Exhibit Extended

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The run of Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, has had its run at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, due to popular demand through August 3, 2014.

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“This interactive exhibit has been so well-received by guests of all ages,” said Anne Rashford, director of temporary exhibits. “It tells the great story of the imagination and perseverance of Walt Disney and offers a rare peek into his life and the unforgettable entertainment he created. We are thrilled to be able to keep it at MSI for an additional three months.”

The exhibition features more than 300 artifacts from nine decades of Disney’s rich history, from Mickey Mouse to Mary Poppins to Captain Jack Sparrow, including props; costumes; memorabilia; and artwork from classic Disney animation, theme park attractions, television shows and live-action films. Presented by Walgreens, hands-on activities allow kids and adults alike to explore animation technology from all 53 Disney animated films and learn to draw one of their favorite characters in the Animation Academy.

The exhibit is not included in museum entry but can be added to an Explorer ticket package. D23 Gold and Silver Members will receive a special discount on exhibit entry. For more information and to buy tickets, visit msichicago.org. For more information about D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, visit D23.com.

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Bob first visited Walt Disney World in 1975 when he was 6 years old. He went back with his wife and two daughters 37 years later in 2012. Since then, he and his family have visited WDW each year at Spring break or when school is out for the Summer. They currently have another trip planned for March 2015.

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