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Disney100: The Exhibition

Opening doors on October 13, 2023, Disney100: The Exhibition is the largest exhibition the Walt Disney Archives has ever created as it continues its European tour at London’s ExCeL to mark The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary on October 16, 2023.

The 20,000-square-foot exhibitionwill provide fans of all generations with the opportunity to immerse themselves and rediscover some of their favourite Disney stories in ten magnificent and imaginatively themed galleries. With moving stories, historical artefacts, original costumes and unique interactive installations, visitors can take a mesmerising, nostalgic and educational journey through 100 years of The Walt Disney Company.

After previous residencies captivating audiences at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia USA and Munich’s Small Olympic Hall, this exhibition will provide fans in the United Kingdom with the opportunity to explore a vast array of artefacts from the Walt Disney Archives alongside many of the “Crown Jewels” from renowned classics including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to contemporary releases such as Encanto (2021), as well as the latest members of the Disney family —Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel.

With awe-inspiring memorabilia and never-before-seen works of art, visitors will be taken on a journey as they explore the special behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creation of the company's most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions—from Disneyland Paris to Walt Disney World® Resort and beyond.

During a visit to Disney100: The Exhibition, visitors are encouraged to capture cherished moments. With a series of extraordinary backdrops and photo opportunities with some of their favourite and beloved Disney characters, fans, families and kids can unleash their inner superhero as they take a photo with the life-sized ‘Incredibles Family’ from Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles (2004), alongside photo opportunities with Mickey, Goofy, and Dopey. Kids can also test their observation skills with a series of “Did you know?” flip-style question-and-answer boards, offering child-friendly fun facts about assets found in each gallery.

Open throughout the holiday season and into 2024, families and loved ones can celebrate their love of Disney’s most timeless stories. With a gift shop featuring an array of exclusive and unique merchandise, visitors can purchase gifts to mark their visit and celebrate the holiday season.

London Bus Tour

Have an unforgettable tour of London on our hop-on hop-off bus through the heart of the city. Taking you to the doorstep of the capital’s most iconic locations, you’ll get to discover the very best that one of the most famous cities in the world has to offer!

Whether you decide to stay on the open top bus and soak in panoramic views of London’s most iconic landmarks or hop-off at any of our bus stops dotted across the city, there is much to see and discover.

Be driven through the famous Parliament Square, home to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, go past the iconic London Eye as you enjoy the hustle and bustle of London’s Southbank area, see the city’s biggest skyscraper, The Shard, visit the golden gates of Buckingham Palace, the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral and much more.

With audio commentary throughout giving you the chance to learn more about the capital, it’s the perfect way to get to know London, regardless of the time or your budget!

You can use any of the routes available:

The Classic Tour (Blue route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.

The Essential Tour (Red route): Passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as Hyde Park and Regents Park, two of the prettiest parks in London.

The Museum Tour (Orange route): Explore London's world-famous museums with the Museum Tour and along the way pass by the beautiful Royal Albert Hall, Harrods and Buckingham Palace.

The Morning and Evening Drop off Service (Yellow and Green routes): Operating in the morning and late afternoon, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.

Click here to see Hop on Hop off map and timetable.

River Thames Boat Ride, only available with 24 hours bus ticket!

Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this City Cruises boat ride. Departing from Westminster taking you to Tower Millennium Pier, or vice versa, you’ll get to soak in panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks for a sightseeing experience like no other! Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the captain or audio guide.

River Cruise Route Map and Timetable

Free Walking Tours

Enjoy the Jack The Ripper Walking Tour and/or the Royal London Walking Tour as part of your sightseeing day out in London. Hear interesting facts about members of the royal family. On your 2-hour tour, you’ll also visit fantastic royal sites and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Or why not play detective by travelling back to Victorian London to investigate the morbid murders carried out by infamous Jack the Ripper. See where vital clues were found and learn more about his victims and possible suspects.

Disney100: The Exhibition

WHERE IS THE EXPERIENCE LOCATED? The event will take place at ExCeL London, One Western Gateway. Royal Victoria Dock. London E16 1XL. The entrance is via the new dockside entrance along the ExCeL waterfront. DOES THE EXPIRIENCE TAKE PLACE IN AN INDOOR OR OUTDOOR VENUE? The exhibition will be held in an indoor venue. HOW LONG DOES THE EXPIRIENCE LAST? The visit will take around from 50 minutes to over two hours. You can dwell as long as you like in each of the 10 rooms. DO CHILDREN NEED TO PAY FOR A TICKET? Children under the age of 5 get free entry. For children between the ages of 5-16, there are specially priced child tickets available. ARE PRAMS ALLOWED? Prams and buggies are allowed. DO I NEED TO PRINT MY TICKET? No, we will email you your digital ticket(s) and you can display the QR upon entry. CAN I BRING FOOD AND DRINK? No bottles, cans, containers, drinks or food are permitted inside the exhibition. If you need to bring in specific food or medicine due to a pre-existing medical condition, then please bring supporting medical evidence. WILL FOOD AND BEVERAGE BE AVAILABLE ON SITE FOR PURCHASE? There will be a small café at the dockside exhibition entrance and there are various catering choices available in the main ExCeL venue. WHAT ARE THE PROHIBITED ITEMS AT THE EXPERINCES? Flash photography, alcohol, smoking, vaping, anything which may disturb the other patrons. DO I NEED TO ARRIVE AT THE START OF MY SCHEDULED SESSION? It is recommended that you arrive within the time stated on your ticket. WHAT HAPPENS IF I ARRIVE LATE? If you are late or experience any travel issues, you can speak to a person at our exhibition box office upon arrival and they will assist with getting you access into the next soonest available time slot. IS THERE AN AGE REQUIRMENT? Children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 5 get free entry. WILL RESTROOMS BE AVAILABLE ON SITE? There are no rest room facilities within the exhibition itself but there are toilet facilities in the ExCeL centre CAN I BRING ANIMALS? The Exhibition is not suitable for animals. WHAT TICKET TYPES ARE THERE? There are timed session tickets, flexible session tickets (Flexi anytime entry) and VIP tickets which offer a collectible Disney laminate, lanyard, a Disney100: The Exhibition pin, a rare and exclusive collectible Disney character photo and Flexi time entry. ARE REFUNDS ALLOWED? WHAT IS THE EXCHANGE POLICY? Subject to availability, changes of date and/or time are permitted up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience. In such a case, please contact us indicating your ticket ID. Refunds are not allowed under any circumstances. HOW DO I BOOK A TICKET FOR MY CARER? Carers are welcomed at the exhibition with free admission upon showing the appropriate documentation at the entrance. Please note that the guest requiring assistance must have a valid ticket. Here are a few of the documents we accept: Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility. Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Evidence of being severely sight impaired. CredAbility tickets Card – + 1 category requirement. A recognized Assistance Dog ID Card.

London Bus Tour

Bus Frequency  Every 20 mins on the Red and Blue routes. Every 30 mins on the Orange route.   Another way to find each bus stop is to use what3words. This will pinpoint a 3 metre square box where you will find each. The words to use can be found here To view the latest service information please click here Free One-way Boat Ride with 24hrs bus ticket only Boats leave every 30 minutes from: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT The boat cruise is approx. 30 minutes in duration. Passengers will board the next available departure. Your ticket is open dated ticket and it is valid within 7 days of travel date. These cruises are operated by City Cruises, please click here for timetable. Please note: Audioguides available in 11 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic) This is Hop-On Hop-Off bus service, you can join at any Golden Tours bus stop. No restroom available on board. Duration valid from when you first hop-on the bus. Unlimited usage within your chosen timeframe. Does not include London by Night service.  River cruise to be used between Westminster to Tower Millennium pier or vice versa. Please view the Schedule tab for bus timetables and other helpful information. **You can cancel your reservation for this product up to 24hrs before to get a refund in full. To view the latest service information please visit here.

Free Walking Tours

Enjoy either Royal London Walking Tour or the Jack The Ripper 3:30pm Walking Tour or both. Your ticket is open-dated and is valid up to 7 days after your travel date. Jack the Ripper Walking Tour Start time: 3:30pm daily (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time) Finish time: 5pm  Departure Point and Directions: Golden Tours Bus Stop 9 - Tower of London, Tower Hill, opposite Tower Hill Station. Return Location: Near Liverpool Street Underground Station Royal London Walking Tour Start time: 10am daily (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time) Finish: 12pm Departure Point: Tourist Bus Stop outside The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Gate, SW1A 1AA (Nearest underground station: Victoria and Green Park) Return Point: Westminster Abbey (Nearest underground station: Westminster Station)


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