PHOTOS, VIDEO: The Disney Gallery Presents: Disney 100 Years of Wonder Exhibit Opens at Disneyland

Guests can take a journey through a century of Disney history with the opening of The Disney Gallery Presents: Disney 100 Years of Wonder in Disneyland. Watch our video tour or keep scrolling for more information and photos.

The exhibit can be found on Main Street, U.S.A., where it also serves as the entrance to The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.

The space is chock full of artwork from Disney’s early films, matched by more recent pieces by Walt Disney Imagineers to adapt those same stories to the theme parks.


In display cases are maquettes for various animatronics and figures.

This case two pirate maquettes and a Pinocchio maquette.

The king and queen on a seesaw from the Haunted Mansion graveyard are represented by this maquette.

There’s also a maquette of Indiana Jones, a Jungle Cruise elephant, and the King of Hearts.

Haunted Mansion

Sections of the gallery are dedicated to collections of concept art for different attractions and lands. This art is displayed on the walls or on bulletin boards.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pixar Pier

The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Cars Land

Avengers Campus

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Tours


Matterhorn Bobsleds

Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland / Rivers of America

Indiana Jones Adventure


Sleeping Beauty Castle

Storybook Land Canal Boats

Casey Jr. Circus Train and Dumbo

There’s also a life-size figure of Dumbo from the live-action film.

Peter Pan’s Flight

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Snow White’s Enchanted Wish

A figure of the old hag in a cage is next to the Snow White’s Enchanted Wish artwork.

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Alice in Wonderland

Animator’s Desk

Also on display is an animator’s desk, where characters are brought to life.

A sketch of the three fairies from “Sleeping Beauty” is on the illuminated desk.

The bulletin board behind the desk shows more “Sleeping Beauty” artwork including storyboards and character model suggestions.

Next to the desk is a model of a multi-plane camera, which was used to create depth in animated productions by moving background elements at different speeds.

A retro TV shows how the multi-plane camera worked.

Which piece from The Disney Gallery Presents: Disney 100 Years of Wonder is your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and keep reading Disneyland News Today continuing coverage of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration!

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