Guests can take a journey through a century of Disney history with the opening of The Disney Gallery Presents: Disney 100 Years of Wonder in Disneyland. Watch our video tour or keep scrolling for more information and photos.
The exhibit can be found on Main Street, U.S.A., where it also serves as the entrance to The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
The space is chock full of artwork from Disney’s early films, matched by more recent pieces by Walt Disney Imagineers to adapt those same stories to the theme parks.
In display cases are maquettes for various animatronics and figures.
This case two pirate maquettes and a Pinocchio maquette.
The king and queen on a seesaw from the Haunted Mansion graveyard are represented by this maquette.
There’s also a maquette of Indiana Jones, a Jungle Cruise elephant, and the King of Hearts.
Sections of the gallery are dedicated to collections of concept art for different attractions and lands. This art is displayed on the walls or on bulletin boards.
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland / Rivers of America
Indiana Jones Adventure
Sleeping Beauty Castle
Storybook Land Canal Boats
Casey Jr. Circus Train and Dumbo
There’s also a life-size figure of Dumbo from the live-action film.
Peter Pan’s Flight
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
A figure of the old hag in a cage is next to the Snow White’s Enchanted Wish artwork.
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
Alice in Wonderland
Also on display is an animator’s desk, where characters are brought to life.
A sketch of the three fairies from “Sleeping Beauty” is on the illuminated desk.
The bulletin board behind the desk shows more “Sleeping Beauty” artwork including storyboards and character model suggestions.
Next to the desk is a model of a multi-plane camera, which was used to create depth in animated productions by moving background elements at different speeds.
A retro TV shows how the multi-plane camera worked.
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