ROAD TRIP: Disney100: The Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA

A look at Disney100: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo courtesy of The Franklin Institute and Disney)
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ROAD TRIP — There are plenty of perks to living in the Capital Region — the hiking trails, the fall leaves, you name it. But perhaps one of the area’s best features is its proximity to so many Northeastern cities and sights. Where else would you be able to reach Portland, Maine; Baltimore, Maryland; Niagara Falls and everything else in between in roughly five hours or less?

This much travel convenience calls for a road trip. We’ve selected a travel destination that will not only allow you to spend a good few hours jamming to your favorite tunes in the car but is also hosting an occasion that will be worth the ride.

Take a look at this week’s pick below:

DESTINATION: Disney100: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA

THE TRIP: Approx. 4 hours via car | 5 hours via train | 6 hours via bus

THE RUNDOWN: Disney lovers, get the road tunes ready! In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of The Walt Disney Company, the Disney100: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia brings guests through the stories that have captivated Disney fans since 1923. The exhibition will feature 10 galleries that will showcase musical scores, storylines and behind-the-scenes peeks into the creation of the company’s most-popular characters, films and attractions. More than 250 models, props, and other archival memorabilia will also be available for viewing. 

Highlights of the exhibition include the earliest sketches of Mickey Mouse, visual development art of the 1989 version of “The Little Mermaid” and the Black Panther costume from the 2018 film.

BACKGROUND: The Disney100 Exhibition opened in Philadelphia in February and also has locations in Munich, Germany and London, England. Philadelphia’s exhibition, which has been praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “a visual and auditory feast,” will close this Sunday. 

EXTRA DEETS: Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at Each ticket requires a specific date and time frame to be selected.

By Kristina Handy

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