Disneyland Archive Exhibit at the D23 Expo

As you know, the final part of my day at the 2015 D23 Expo was spent exploring the Disneyland Archives exhibit.  I had some pretty high expectations and while there were some amazing pieces of Disneyland history on display, it wasn’t as exciting as I had hoped.  But there were definitely some super cool items I knew I wanted to share with you all in case you couldn’t experience them yourselves so read on!


This was one of my favorite things in the exhibit, the first ever Disneyland ticket sold.  It was purchased by Roy Disney (smart of him to keep it in the family!)…

They also had the first ever employee badge, which was fittingly issued to Walt…

There was lots of ride paraphernalia on display, which was interesting to see.  The pirates are kind of creepy looking outside of the Caribbean!

This is the Club 33 section, with some decor and an original table and chairs set up…

I love that this old popcorn cart looks almost exactly like the ones they use today (minus the 15 cent price tag, of course)…

More original ride stuff…

There were also quite a few ride cars, like this one from Autopia…

And this one from Peter Pan…

Everybody’s favorite rookie pilot from the original Star Tours was there…

I was very excited to see this float from the Electrical Parade.  Still miss this parade!

And probably the most exciting part for me personally was the costume pieces from Fantasmic!  You know I love me some Fantasmic! so it was super cool to see these up close.

This quote from Walt was at the end of the exhibit and I love it.  I think it is important for us Disneyland diehards to remember that Walt wanted the park to grow and change with the times.  And while it is sometimes hard to say good-bye to rides and attractions we know and love (I’m still not over the loss of the Country Bear Jamboree or Tahitian Terrace), it was ultimately Walt’s vision that the park be able to evolve.

Overall, some cool things to look at and see, but given the other exhibits I had already experienced, maybe not worth the hour plus I had to wait in line to get in.  But I’m happy to have been able to share it all with you and hopefully you were able to enjoy my recap!


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