11 July 2023
In the lead up to this very special exhibition, fans will be able to join an exclusive waitlist from July 11, 2023, to get tickets to the exhibition which will run until 2024.
The 20,000-square-foot exhibition, only 12-minutes from Central London on the Elizabeth line, will provide fans of all generations with the opportunity to immerse themselves and rediscover some of their favourite Disney stories in ten magnificent and imaginatively themed galleries. With moving stories, historical artefacts, original costumes and unique interactive installations, visitors can take a mesmerising, nostalgic and educational journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company.
After previous residencies captivating audiences at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia USA and Munich’s Small Olympic Hall, this exhibition will provide fans with the opportunity to explore a vast array of artefacts from the Walt Disney Archives alongside many of the “Crown Jewels” from renowned classics including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to contemporary releases such as Encanto (2021), as well as the latest members of the Disney family – Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel.
With awe-inspiring memorabilia and never-before-seen works of art, visitors will be taken on a journey as they explore the special behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creation of the company's most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions – from Disneyland Paris to Walt Disney World® Resort and beyond.
It took four years to plan and assemble the artefacts for Disney100: The Exhibition, many of which will be on display for fans and Disney lovers for the first time. The majority of artefacts presented are from the collection of the Walt Disney Archives, with additional items from Marvel Studios, the Pixar Living Archives, the Walt Disney Animation Research Library and the collections of Walt Disney Imagineering.
“We are incredibly excited to bring this fantastic exhibition to London,” said Becky Cline, Director, Walt Disney Archives. “We can’t wait for guests in the UK to experience their favourite Disney stories, characters, and attractions in new and immersive ways as we celebrate all the wonderful worlds of Disney.”
Damian Norman, Head of Attractions & Live Events at ExCeL, said: “Following the record-breaking success of our first award winning immersive experience Jurassic World: The Exhibition, we’re delighted to be hosting yet another world-class family attraction.
“There are few brands as globally recognised and adored as Walt Disney, and Disney100: The Exhibition will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of these iconic characters and stories that have captivated the hearts and imagination of audiences around the world.”
He added: “From dinosaurs and now to Disney, we have ambitious plans over the coming years to bring even more quality immersive experiences to the venue, with visitors drawn by our first-rate facilities and connectivity.”
Tickets go on-sale at 10am on July 18, 2023, starting from £16.50 off peak for children. Tickets will include special prices for families, children, students and senior citizens. There will also be Flexi entry anytime ticket and a VIP ticket.
To receive an exclusive preview of ticket dates and learn more about The Walt Disney Company's 100-year celebration, sign up here.