Special Programs

In addition to regular scheduled events–Talks, Film Screenings, Workshops and Open Studio–The Walt Disney Museum also hosts Special Programs. Some are developed in partnership with community organizations, while others reflect directly on the Core Collection and the rotation of special exhibitions.

As with all of our offerings, we seek to activate the legacy of Walt Disney and provide visitors the chance to explore their own creativity and potential as collaborators, producers, creators and innovators.

Upcoming Special Programs

MEMBERS ONLY | Charles Phoenix: Big Retro Disneyland Slide Show & Reception
Sat, Aug 22 | 8pm
$95 members only
Tickets: Members
Join Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix for a live comedy performance celebrating the original Magic Kingdom in the 1950s and 60s. With his spectacular collection of “found” mid-century era Kodachrome images, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for detail, Charles takes audiences back in time to the quintessential theme park when it was new. Experience the early days of Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland. See long-gone attractions, including the Phantom Boats, Flying Saucers, Indian Village, Rainbow Mountain Stage Coaches, PeopleMover, Carousel of Progress, and more. Enjoy the amazing vintage images of the original Tomorrowland when it was promoted as “The World of 1986,” and as well as the 1967 Tomorrowland as re-envisioned by Walt. Charles also shares the backstory of the Monorail, takes you inside the ultra space-age, all-plastic Monsanto House of the Future, and flies you to the moon in the legendary TWA Rocket to the Moon. In addition to all the Disneyland delights, tour Freedomland USA—the ill-fated Disneyland-inspired theme park that opened in New York City in 1960, plus over-the-top Disneyland area themed-motels, and more.

SPECIAL EVENT | Charles Phoenix: Big Retro Disneyland Slide Show
Sat, Aug 22 | 4 & 6pm
$50 members | $65 non-members
Tickets: Non-members  Members
Join Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix for a live comedy performance celebrating the original Magic Kingdom in the 1950s and 60s. With his spectacular collection of “found” mid-century era Kodachrome images, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for detail, Charles takes audiences back in time to the quintessential theme park when it was new. Experience the early days of Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland. See long-gone attractions, including the Phantom Boats, Flying Saucers, Indian Village, Rainbow Mountain Stage Coaches, PeopleMover, Carousel of Progress, and more. Enjoy the amazing vintage images of the original Tomorrowland when it was promoted as “The World of 1986,” and as well as the 1967 Tomorrowland as re-envisioned by Walt. Charles also shares the backstory of the Monorail, takes you inside the ultra space-age, all-plastic Monsanto House of the Future, and flies you to the moon in the legendary TWA Rocket to the Moon. In addition to all the Disneyland delights, tour Freedomland USA—the ill-fated Disneyland-inspired theme park that opened in New York City in 1960, plus over-the-top Disneyland area themed-motels, and more.

SPECIAL PROGRAM | Sixty Years of Mouseketeers
Sat, Oct 3 & Sun, Oct 4 | 4:30–9:30pm | Theater
Tickets: Members
October 3, 2015 marks an important date in Disney history—the 60th anniversary of the original Mickey Mouse Club, which debuted on the ABC television network on that day in 1955. To commemorate the occasion, The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to present a special members-only event, Sixty Years of Mouseketeers, to be offered on two successive days, Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, 2015.