While crews work around the clock,  Mickey Mouse is getting ready to greet Disney fans fans from all over the world who will be given unprecedented access to never-before-seen movies, TV shows, park experiences, collectibles and more from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13 at the Anaheim Convention Center as Disney and “D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans” present the first-ever D23 EXPO.

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© Copyright Disney | Paul Hiffmeyer

In an extraordinary exhibition designed especially for the D23 Expo, an incredible collection of classic and contemporary Disney props, artifacts and costumes will be accessible to the public for the first time ever.

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© Copyright Disney | Paul Hiffmeyer

“Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” brings together such amazing pieces as the fully restored, 11-foot model of the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; the stunning, jewel-encrusted book used in the opening moments of Sleeping Beauty; Michael Jackson’s costume from Captain EO; and other rare surprises from throughout Disney’s history.

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© Copyright Disney | Paul Hiffmeyer

Ranging from the original Mickey Mouse Club and the musical classic Mary Poppins to recent hits like Pirates of the Caribbean and High School Musical, the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” is a never-before-experienced exhibition that’s a D23 Expo exclusive.

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© Copyright Disney | Paul Hiffmeyer

Wrapping it up

Well, to say that I am sad at not being out at Disneyland to witness the event first-hand is a gross understatement. Having stated that however, I am looking forward to hearing all of the great things to come and hope that some of the rumors about new attractions and enhancements to the parks here at Walt Disney World are true.

Whatever may come, I am sure it will be exciting and I hope everyone has a great show.

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