I asked the talented team from Walt Disney Imagineering what in’spire’d the new exhibit for The Disney Gallery, opening June 30 at Disneyland park. Here’s what they had to share, and I couldn’t have said it better myself.
As evidenced in Walt Disney’s classic feature films, every great story begins with a call to adventure, an invitation to embark on a momentous journey that can take you away from an old world of familiarity and thrust you into a new world of excitement. For most Disney Parks, castles have taken on the role of trumpeting that call. Walt built Sleeping Beauty Castle, here in Disneyland park, to serve as an iconic source of inspiration, meant to enchant guests into continuing onward, beyond the lively, small-town comfort of Main Street, U.S.A., toward wondrous gateways leading to imaginative new frontiers. Every other Disney castle, from Florida to Hong Kong, successfully followed in their predecessor’s regal footsteps.
Just as Walt encouraged audiences to wish upon a star, the crowning achievements of the Disney kingdoms have become towering symbols of a dream come true, compelling guests around the world to follow their own dreams, both inside and outside the parks. Now, The Disney Gallery lowers its drawbridges to this royal retrospective on the art of the Disney castles so you can discover the inspiration and charm that helped bring these fantastic icons to life.
This new exhibit, in all of its majestic grandeur, will also be home to an array of Disney-inspired artists, whose works certainly have the royal touch. Here’s your first look at some of these timeless pieces! Event Tip: Visit www.ArtofDisneyParks.com for a complete list of artists scheduled to appear on June 30, from 9-11 a.m.
Fit for a king and queen, this new exhibit is sure to dazzle you.
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