Chicago enters a Disney spell

November 24, 2013 by  

Since the first memories many people have of entertainment will include Disney movies or amusement rides, an exhibit recently opened at the Museum of Science and Industry which is presented by D23: the official Disney fan club, showcases several items from the Disney archives.

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives began last month and features approximately 300 artifacts, such as drawings, props, costumes, movie clips, and artwork; including actual costumes worn in the Mary Poppins and Pirates of the Caribbean movies. There is also a recreation of Walt Disney’s office and other behind the scenes glimpses.

Activities include several interactive displays at which visitors can learn to draw Disney characters, record sound effects, or study a multiplane camera. Buyers who wish to attend receive a ticket with a specific viewing time, and there is an extra charge for the exhibit.

This showcase should be of great interest to many people in the Chicago area who have grown up with Disney. It is possible the organizers will be investing in such services as flyer printing to spread the word to those who may be interested.

Treasure of the Walt Disney Archives is running until May 4, 2014 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Tickets are $27 for adults, which includes museum admission, $26 for seniors, and $18 for children. There are further discounts if the purchaser wishes to visit more than one special exhibit. Those looking for more information about the exhibit can call 773-684-1414.