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Workshops
Sat, Nov 9 | 1–2:30pm

Pirates of the Caribbean was the last Disneyland attraction to be personally overseen by Walt Disney himself. Originally envisioned as a walk-through experience, the attraction eventually opened as a dark ride featuring boats that guide Guests through the tale of a band of pillaging pirates and

Workshops
Sun, Nov 10 | 10:30am–12:30pm

One of the most recognizable symbols of Walt Disney’s Mouseketeers is the bright red-and-white badge that they wear, emblazoned with Mickey’s face. These badges are a clever piece of merchandising which has stood the test of time with a simple design that is just as memorable today. In this workshop

Workshops
Sat, Nov 23 | 10:30–noon

When Disneyland first opened, the tallest structure in the Park was the TWA Moonliner, a towering rocket that overlooked the Rocket to the Moon, Flight to the Moon, and later Mission to Mars theater attractions. This Tomorrowland icon represented a vision of a future where flying to the moon would

Workshops
Sat, Nov 23 | 1–2:30pm

When Disneyland first opened, the tallest structure in the Park was the TWA Moonliner, a towering rocket that overlooked the Rocket to the Moon, Flight to the Moon, and later Mission to Mars theater attractions. This Tomorrowland icon represented a vision of a future where flying to the moon would

Workshops
Sat, Dec 7 | 10:30–noon

Walt Disney had a lifelong love of trains, as exemplified by the numerous locomotives that graced his films, Park, and television show, as well as his installation of a functioning miniature train at his home. Examine our model of Walt’s backyard railroad in the museum’s Gallery 9, and then join us

Workshops
Sat, Dec 7 | 1–2:30pm

Walt Disney had a lifelong love of trains, as exemplified by the numerous locomotives that graced his films, Park, and television show, as well as his installation of a functioning miniature train at his home. Examine our model of Walt’s backyard railroad in the museum’s Gallery 9, and then join us

Workshops
Sat, Dec 14 | 10:30–noon

Skiing was one of Walt’s favorite wintertime activities and, subsequently, one of the last projects he worked on was development of the Mineral King Ski Resort in land that eventually was annexed into California’s Sequoia National Park. Interested and inquisitive individuals can spy Walt’s skis

Workshops
Sat, Oct 12 | 1–2:30pm

The first fireworks show at Disneyland premiered in 1956, a year after the Park opened. This impressive spectacle delighted Guests of all ages and fireworks have since illuminated the skies above the Park for over sixty years. Learn about the history of Disneyland in the museum’s Gallery 9, and then

Workshops
Sat, Oct 12 | 10:30–noon

The first fireworks show at Disneyland premiered in 1956, a year after the Park opened. This impressive spectacle delighted Guests of all ages and fireworks have since illuminated the skies above the Park for over sixty years. Learn about the history of Disneyland in the museum’s Gallery 9, and then

Talks
Sat, Nov 9 | 1pm

In 1964, Walt Disney and his Imagineers premiered the early phases of what would become classic Disneyland attractions at the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair. Walt’s sponsors at the Fair funded the development of major technical advancements such as Audio-Animatronics® technology and the PeopleMover s

Talks
Sat, Oct 19 | 11am

Join us as we celebrate Walt’s original Magic Kingdom on Home Movie Day® with Randy Haberkamp and Lynne Kirste of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® along with some very special guests for a blast from the past. Enjoy live musical accompaniment to selections from the Academy Film

Talks
Sat, Aug 17 | 2pm

Mary Blair was a powerful creative force who shaped the artistic direction of The Walt Disney Studios for decades, finding success during a time in history when men were often granted lead creative positions. Despite this challenge, and thanks in part to Walt Disney’s faith in her vision, Blair

Classes
Every Sun, Sep 8–Oct 27 | 10am–noon

Join us in this eight-week class in which we explore character design and what it means to represent oneself inside and out. Using shape language, silhouette, and historical reference, you will experiment with drawing costumes to suit a variety of characters, emphasizing their purpose and personas.

Films
August | Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri: 2pm | Sat & Sun: 1pm & 4pm
No 1pm & 4pm screenings Saturday, August 17

This month, we invite you to take a trip down the rabbit hole with us. Alice in Wonderland offers a whimsical tale of Alice’s enchanted encounters with the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, and many more quirky characters. Featuring the voice talents of Bill Thompson, Ed Wynn,

Workshops
Daily, Mon, Dec 16–Mon, Dec 30 | 1–3pm
(No sessions on Dec 24 and Dec 25)

The Artist Studio is geared toward adults and children ages 7 and up. Exploring the world of animation, participants discover aspects of stop-motion filmmaking and techniques used in classic black-and-white cartoons. Our studio staff is present to support, encourage, and inspire students.

Workshops
Daily, Mon, Dec 16–Mon, Dec 30 | 10am–noon
(No sessions on Dec 24 and Dec 25)

The Art Playground is for families with children ages 3–6. In our Learning Center, children will learn about the many types of vehicles that navigate Disneyland, through realms both real and fictional. Using their imagination, they will create and decorate their personal favorite mode of

Workshops
Sun, Dec 15 | 10am–noon

Girl Scout Cadettes are invited to learn how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects, then explore how the resulting advancements in technology made Disney animation more lifelike and engaging. Scouts continue to the Learning Center to experiment in groups with a miniature