D23 Expo 2013 Flashback: The Walt Disney Archives Display – Mary Poppins

Last week I featured some of items shown at the Walt Disney Archives display at the D23 Expo 2015. Today, I’m going to take a quick look back at the Archives display for D23 Expo 2013 – which happened to feature quite a few pieces from Mary Poppins!

As I recall, the line for the Walt Disney Archives display at the 2013 Expo was much shorter in length. I don’t think I waited longer than half an hour to enter, but they also only allowed a certain amount of people in at a time. I am actually appreciative that they’ve done this at all of the Expos as it allows time and space to view each part of the exhibit without feeling overcrowded or rushed.

The display area seemed larger in 2015 than it was in 2013, but there were some definite treasures to be seen back in 2013 too!

One large section was dedicated entirely to Mary Poppins.

There were two of the carousel horses from the “Jolly Holiday” sequence:

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There were costumes worn by the cast of characters including Mary Poppins, Mrs. Banks and the Banks children:

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There were blocks from the children’s nursery as featured in the “A Spoonful of Sugar” sequence:

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But most exciting of all to see was Mary Poppins’ carpet bag from whence she pulled out all sorts of unexpected items ranging from a hat stand to a large wall mirror!

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While I’m still recovering from this year’s D23 Expo, I will admit the one thing I’m most looking forward to seeing if I decide to go to the next one will be the Walt Disney Archives display! They always have something exciting to reveal – rather like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag!

Did you attend the D23 Expo 2013? Did you have a chance to see the Archives’ display of Mary Poppins items – if so which was your favorite piece to see?


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