D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

More than 500 items from Disney history, from Walt’s birth through Marvel’s The Avengers, are part of the largest exhibit ever created by the Walt Disney Archives when D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives opens today at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.  The 12,000 square foot exhibit is the largest the Reagan Library has ever offered.

Some of the items include:

The Model T from the Absent Minded Professor

The actual 9 ½ foot tall, incredibly detailed head of the Maleficent dragon from Disneyland’s Fantasmic! nighttime spectacular.

A Complete re-creation of Walt Disney’s office from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA.

Original Audio-Animatronics figures from The Haunted Mansion, The Country Bear Jamboree and Pirates of the Caribbean rides.



I got a chance to chat with Becky Cline, the Director of the Walt Disney Archives:


The Ronald Reagan Library is located in Simi Valley just off the 118 freeway.  It is open to the public daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days).  Museum admission is $21.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors over 62, $9.00 for children 11-17 and $6.00 for children 3-10, children 2 and under are free.

Because of the high volume of visitors expected for this exhibit it is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase tickets ahead of time online.

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  1. Time to head in. We had just under 2 hours to walk and photograph the exhibit. Which may sound like a lot but in reality it was not. The exhibit covers over 12,000 square feet featuring over 500 items.


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