Did you know there’s a top secret Disney location in California? It’s so secret that the address is hidden from Google Mapquest! Typically available to Disney staff members, the Animation Research Library is a vault with more than 65 million pieces of original Disney artwork! Because the ARL is considered Walt’s “secret weapon” the staff takes great care in preserving every piece of artwork.
Disney is currently celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Peter Pan’s release, so our tour was themed around that film’s artwork. The ARL is not open to the public, so enjoy this special inside look of the facility!
I was invited as media to cover this event. All opinions are my own.