Disneyland - Disney Gallery

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Disneyland - Disney Gallery
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:29 PM »
Disney Gallery



The Disney Gallery hosts seasonal exhibits showcasing works of art that depict many of the  attractions and icons from Disney parks around the world. It originally opened in 1987, in the space above the Pirates of the Caribbean in New Orleans Square. In 2009, it moved to Main Street and took up residence in the old Bank of America building. And then recently, it was booted out of that space to make room for the new Disneyana Shop. It now resides in a corner of the Opera House lobby and has been down-sized quite a bit to fit in the much smaller space.



The current exhibit is "Disney's Steam Trains", which focuses on the trains of the Disneyland Railroad, and the history of Walt's passion for trains in general.



The Disney Gallery now shares the Opera House lobby with the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln show.



The exhibit features prints and renderings of the Disneyland trains, as well as memorabilia shown in the two display cases.



Many say that it was Walt's passion for railroads that was the catalyst for his creation of Disneyland.



The Disneyland Railroad is comprised of 5 different locomotives. Two were custom built by WED Enterprises, and the other three were authentic locomotives that were refurbished for the park.



This is an artist's rendering of the Fred Gurley locomotive, drawn by Sam McKim.









Various framed prints of the Disney trains, from the various Disney parks are showcased on the walls of the gallery.



These locomotives are from the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.



Locomotives from the Paris and Tokyo parks.



The trains of Disneyland.






Vintage postcards and a menu from the Disneyland Hotel.



This thread will continue to be updated as the exhibits change over time.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2018, 02:01 PM by shyguy »
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Re: Disneyland - Disney Gallery
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 09:47 PM »
I was going to make some snarky remark about seeing the RCT3 'x-ray' effect in one of the glass display cases, but these railroad trains, especially the magnificent interior of the Lilly Belle, and Walt's passion for them, demand more respect.

P.S. Don't spend the next 10 minutes looking for the x-ray effect, it was just a joke.

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Re: Disneyland - Disney Gallery
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 12:11 AM »
Shyguy, again a pleasure to read and look at! All those pics are soo beautiful! Thanks for those fantastic posts. :)
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Re: Disneyland - Disney Gallery
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 12:19 AM »
Shyguy, again a pleasure to read and look at! All those pics are soo beautiful! Thanks for those fantastic posts. :)
Thank you. So glad you're enjoying these posts. :)
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 05:58 AM »
I loved this exhibit when it was above Pirates. the atmosphere was so cool up there compared to how is feels now down on main street