D23 has announced that the Disney Archives will be returning to this year’s D23 expo with an exhibit on Walt Disney’s original theme park, Disneyland. The exhibit is a celebration of the resort’s 60th anniversary and will feature over 300 pieces from its rich history. It is expected to be the largest display from the Disney Archives to be featured at the Expo. The Expo is presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center August 14-16.
The exhibit will be over 12,000 square feet as part of the expo show floor. There will be featured areas themed to the park’s attractions, history, parades and entertainment. These areas will have a number of memorabilia, props, costumes and figures from each of the lands. Some things expected to be among the 300 item collection are the first ticket ever purchased to the park, prototypes for the Alice in Wonderland ride vehicles, costumes from Fantasmic! A Nighttime Spectacular, the abominable snowman from the Matterhorn Bobsleds, and the original pitch book used to sell Disneyland to investors.
Tickets for this summer’s D23 expo are on sale now at http://www.d23expo.com/