The Reagan Library has a big treat for Disney fans! The largest ever temporary exhibit of memorabilia from decades of Disney, from Disneyland to Disney movies and TV shows, is on display through April 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA.
“Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives,” featuring hundreds of items from the World of Disney, is sure to thrill devoted Disney fans. You’ll see up close the Black Pearl sailing ship from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, there are also items from classic Disneyland rides, including a pirate from the original Pirates ride at Disneyland, along with hitchhiking ghosts from The Haunted Mansion.
Items that span Disney’s entire career are on display, from early Steamboat Willie drawings, to classic Disney costumes, including Mary Poppins’ dress, and gowns and costumes from an array of movies. There’s also memorabilia from Disney animated features such as the Little Mermaid and Lion King. Visitors will also enjoy seeing items from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Marvel Comic collectibles.
Did you know that Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan were longtime friends? When Disneyland in Anaheim opened its doors in 1955, Reagan hosted the TV broadcast at the Magic Kingdom. In 1985, Disney World in Florida hosted Reagan’s second presidential inaugural celebration when the weather was too freezing in Washington DC.
D23, the official Disney fan club, is hosting this exhibit, so it’s sure to delight Disney fans of all ages.
Traffic411 Insider Tip: There is an additional admission fee to see “Disney Treasures” but it’s worth it. Visit in the afternoon when the library is less crowded.
Distance from LAX: 49 miles
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, the largest temporary exhibit of Disney memorabilia ever, is on display through April 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA.