Tickets now on sale for Disney: The Magic of Animation
With less than two months until Disney: The Magic of Animation opens at Queensland Museum, tickets are now on sale for the exhibition – and a full program of themed events – for fans eager to step behind the scenes of their favourite animated films.
The exhibition, which features hundreds of exceptional art pieces spanning almost a century of magical Disney animation, showcases the artistry and technological innovations that have brought to life some of the world’s greatest characters.
Curated by the team at the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, Disney: The Magic of Animation is a not-to-be-missed exhibition for Disney fans of all ages.
Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said magic is about to happen for Queenslanders awaiting the chance to enjoy Queensland Museum’s new exhibition Disney: The Magic of Animation.
“From 24 June, Queensland Museum is set to become the happiest place in Brisbane,” Minister Enoch said.
“More than 7000 eager fans have already signed up to the ticket waitlist, and now everyone has the opportunity to book for this once-in-a-lifetime creative journey through Disney’s timeless animation.
“This showcase from one of the world’s most-loved creative studios, offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the Walt Disney Animation Studios with more than 500 original sketches of rare and unique artworks dating back to 1928.
“The Queensland Government supports Queensland Museum to present enriching and enchanting experiences for Queenslanders and visitors to the state.
“Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibition from 24 June 2022 to 22 January 2023 is a great way for Queensland Museum to celebrate its 160th year,” Ms Enoch said.
Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said Disney fans had been waiting in anticipation for the first ticket release.
“We’ve had record numbers sign up to the waitlist for Disney: The Magic of Animation and I am pleased to let people know tickets are now on sale for not only the exhibition, but our full program of themed events,” Dr Thompson said.
“Our popular After Dark and A Night at the Museum events will be returning as part of Disney: The Magic of Animation, along with an imaginative school holiday program, inspiring Little Learners and a range of activities, special talks and more.
“We’re looking forward to opening the exhibition and presenting this fantastic array of events and activities that will bring the magic of Disney to Queensland Museum.”
Disney: The Magic of Animation will take visitors on a journey through timeless scenes from some of their favourite movies to discover how animation artists use colour to express emotions, and the technical skills of crafting character and stories.
Get set to be inspired by the beautiful artistry behind your favourite characters and discover how drawings are brought to life, from pencil and paper to today’s computer-generated wonders in Disney: The Magic of Animation at Queensland Museum from 24 June 2022 – 22 January 2023.
Tickets are now on sale visit www.disney.qm.qld.gov.au
Concession/ Adult Student:
Child (Children aged 5 years and over, Primary and Secondary school students with valid Student ID)
(children under 5 FREE)
Family (2A + 2C):
What’s On – Disney: The Magic of Animation
After Dark – Six dates announced
Friday, 24 June; Friday, 5 August; Friday 2 September; Saturday 29 October; Friday 2 December; Thursday 19 January
As the sun goes down, the museum comes alive. Discover the magic after hours at Queensland Museum at After Dark for adults 18+ including exclusive entry to Disney: The Magic of Animation.
Cost: $40 per ticket (18+ Event)
A Night at the Museum – six dates announced
Saturday 25 June; Friday 30 July; Friday 16 September; Friday 28 October; Friday 9 December; Friday 20 January
A Night at the Museum is back with exclusive after hours access to Queensland Museum including Disney: The Magic of Animation, along with a range of other amazing activities for the whole family.
Cost: $90 family ticket (2A+2C)
Goodnight Sleepover at the museum
Saturday 13 August
Jump into your PJs and pack your sleeping bag for an unforgettable night of adventure and excitement with a touch of movie magic.
Join us when the sun goes down to explore the entire museum including Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibition. Take part in hands-on activities, torchlight tours and popup shows, delicious food and then wind down with a movie before it’s lights out.
On Sunday morning, recharge with breakfast in our Café Muse before unleashing your inner scientist in SparkLab.
Your ticket includes dinner and breakfast and special access to Disney: The Magic of Animation and SparkLab. Adults can also purchase alcoholic beverages with dinner (ID required).
Cost: $169 per adult, $129 per child
Friday 19 August 2022
Get ready to put your science knowledge to the test! Join us to celebrate National Science Week with energy expert and science communicator Dr Joel Gilmore with six rounds for museum trivia
at its best!
As part of this special event, visit Disney: The Magic of Animation then test your knowledge on the exhibition in a quick-fire quiz.
Are you a true Disney fan? This is your chance to find out! Form your trivia team on the night with up to four players. Band together with friends, family or even someone new. Trivia will be played online—so don’t forget your smartphone!
Cost: $130 per table (up to 4 people)
Disney In Conversation Series
Learn about the film making process by hearing from the experts at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, connect with Disney story artists, concept artists, character, and effect animators in this special series of virtual talks.
More information coming soon! Join the waitlist at disney.qm.qld.gov.au
Disney’s Encanto School Holiday Program – Winter and Spring School Holidays
Step inside Disney’s Encanto these school holidays at Queensland Museum! Use your imagination or be inspired by nature to create a world of wonder and beauty behind your own special door.
What inspires you? How do you use your talents to help the people you love? Create your own Encanto and a magical world where your hopes and dreams come to life.
Cost: $12 per participant (does not include entry to exhibition)
Mini Disney Discovery – November 2022
To celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s birthday month, little learners and their carers can take an enchanted adventure through Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibition.
Our museum Learning Officer will take our smallest visitors on a trail through the exhibition to discover the magic of Disney followed by a hands-on creative activity.
This special Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse experience also comes complete with take-home showbag of official Mickey or Minnie ears and fun activities.
Cost: Adult and child (under 5) combo ticket $39
Sensory Friendly Sessions – three sessions announced
Saturday 23 July 2022 8:15am-10:15am
Saturday 22 October 2022 8:15am – 10:15am
Thursday 15 December 2022 3:30pm-6pm
We’re turning the sound down and creating a relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere that welcomes people on the autism spectrum or with other access requirements to experience the museum and the wonder of Disney: The Magic of Animation and Sparklab.
Our Sensory Friendly Sessions create a supportive environment where people of all ages can spend quiet time, wander at their own pace, and engage in conversations with museum staff.
There will be a designated quiet area and earmuffs are available from the Cloakroom on Level 2, SparkLab and Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibition entries.