Disney fans can skip the lines and still experience some Disney magic at the Orange County Library System (OCLS) in Orlando, Florida. The library houses The Disney Collection, a treasure trove of books, magazines, newspapers, audiovisual materials, photographs, artwork, and archival documents.
The library began amassing the historical archive in the 1960s when Disney announced plans to build the Magic Kingdom. Since then, the collection has grown to encompass over 50 years of the company’s history.
The collection offers a valuable resource for researchers, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in exploring the Disney phenomenon. It provides insights into the development of Disney’s animated films, the design and construction of theme parks like Walt Disney World, the impact of Disney on popular culture, and the company’s overall legacy.
Highlights from the collection include internal Disney newsletters, press clippings, and a large holding of printed ephemera provided by the archive department at Disney.
The Disney Collection is located in Learning Central on the 4th floor of the OCLS and is accessible during regular business hours.