There’s something for everyone at the D23 Expo, a large gathering of Disney fans, exhibits and presentations held once every two years at the Anaheim Convention Center. There’s a look at things present with consumer products and collectables for sale, a look at what’s to come with a glimpse into the world of Pandora: The World of Avatar and Shanghai Disneyland, both currently under construction. And there’s a look into the past. Even though it seems like a fleeting period in time with announcements like Star Wars Land, the Disneyland connection to Walt Disney and the desire for fans to reminisce is as strong as ever. Enter the wonderful Walt Disney Archives and their Disneyland Exhibit at the 2015 D23 Expo. This walk through presentation housed hundreds of artifacts, props, animatronics, costumes, and ride vehicles for guests to look upon, remember and learn about. The line, which never seemed to boast less than a 45 minute wait to enter, speaks to it’s popularity.

In in this article you’ll find a photographic tour of the Walt Disney Archives 60 Years of Disneyland exhibit. With so many photos to choose from, it was difficult to keep this article as short as it is. The caption for each photo describes the item seen.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo. All Photos © Bryan Pugh

THE ORIGINAL SKETCH OF THE DISNEYLAND CONCEPT.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

SURVEYING EQUIPMENT FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF DISNEYLAND.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit – D23 Expo.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

SURVEY MARKERS FROM DISNEYLAND’S CONSTRUCTION

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

AN ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE FOR DISNEYLAND’S 1955 DEBUT

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

AN ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE FOR DISNEYLAND’S 1955 DEBUT

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

WALT DISNEY’S DISNEYLAND BADGE #1

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

DISNEYLAND BILLBOARD ADVERTISING CONCEPT, GRAPHITE AND PASTEL ON PAPER.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

CONCEPT SKETCHES FOR THE FIRST DISNEYLAND TICKET BOOKS

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

ORIGINAL WORKING SHEET FOR THE DISNEYLAND ENTRANCE PLAQUE ANNOTATED BY WALT DISNEY HIMSELF.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

PRESS TICKET FOR DISNEYLAND’S DEBUT ON JULY 17, 1955.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND WOODEN CONCEPT MOCKUP.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND RIDE VEHICLE AND A ALICE ANIMATRONIC FROM THE ATTRACTION.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

ANIMATRONICS FROM PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

PLACE SETTINGS FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF CLUB 33.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

PLACE SETTINGS FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF CLUB 33.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

WALT DISNEY PORTRAIT RECENTLY REMOVED FOLLOWING THE RE-THEMING OF CLUB 33.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

JUNGLE CRUISE MODEL

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

CIRCA 1950’S DISNEYLAND POPCORN CART.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

COMPLETE ROBERT OLSZEWSKI MAIN STREET COLLECTION.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

THE ORIGINAL MARQUEE AND REX FROM STAR TOURS 1.0.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

REX FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF STAR TOURS AT DISNEYLAND.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

RECENTLY REPLACED MATTERHORN BOBSLED AND ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN ANIMATRONIC.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN ANIMATRONIC FROM DISNEYLAND.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

MICKEY’S “HAPPIEST HOMECOMING ON EARTH” 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DISNEYLAND OUTFIT.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

AN OVERVIEW FROM ONE OF THE EXHIBIT’S CORRIDORS

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

DISNEYLAND BAND UNIFORM WORN BY STAN FREESE.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

ORIGINAL MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE FLOAT

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

COSTUMES AND THE ORIGINAL DRAGON HEAD FROM FANTASMIC! AT DISNEYLAND

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

A COLLECTION OF BROACHES FROM DISNEYLAND’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

A COLLECTION OF DISNEYLAND NAME BADGES THROUGHOUT THE PAST SIX DECADES.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

A COLLECTION OF DISNEYLAND NAME BADGES THROUGHOUT THE PAST SIX DECADES.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

DISNEYLAND AMBASSADOR ‘D’ PIN.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

DISNEYLAND RAILROAD CONDUCTOR CAP BADGE.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

DISNEYLAND VIEWLINER, THE PRECURSOR TO THE MONORAIL, CONDUCTOR CAP BADGE.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

ADVENTURE THRU INTERSPACE, AND ROCKET JETS PATCHES.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo

SANTA FE & DISNEYLAND, “IT’S A SMALL WORLD”, AND MATTERHORN BOBSLEDS PATCHES.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

VARIOUS VINTAGE DISNEYLAND COSTUMES

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

VARIOUS VINTAGE DISNEYLAND COSTUMES

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit - D23 Expo.

Walt Disney Archives Disneyland 60th Exhibit – 2015 D23 Expo.

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