The Walt Disney Company is gearing up to celebrate a huge milestone.
The company announced last week that it will be opening an exhibit in two years to mark its 100th anniversary.
The exhibit — which hasn’t been named yet — will span 15,000 square feet, complete with hundreds of historical artifacts from the company and an “immersive environment of sight and sound,” the announcement said.
Rebecca Cline, Walt Disney Archives’ director, said in a statement that the exhibit will mark “a century of unparalleled innovation and storytelling.”
The Walt Disney Company will be opening an exhibit in 2023 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. (iStock)
“This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the wonder of Disney, from 1923 to the present and into the future,” Cline said.
SC Exhibitions has already started developing the exhibition in partnership with Studio TK, a collective of archivists, visual artists and entertainment technology experts, the announcement said.
The exhibit will debut in February 2023 in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute. It will also have its global premiere in later months, according to the announcement.
“It’s thrilling to bring Disney’s crown jewels — art, memorabilia, costumes, props, and one-of-a kind treasures — to public view — and to explore the story of one of the world’s most creative entertainment companies,” Disney expert, historian and exhibit co-curator Paula Sigman Lowery said in a statement. “Many of these objects have never before been seen outside the company’s archival, animation, and Imagineering vaults.”
The Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923 and will celebrate its centennial in two years.
Meanwhile, the company’s Florida theme park, Walt Disney World Orlando, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an “18-month event” starting on Oct. 1 of this year, the theme park announced in February.