Later this week, annual passholders can pay $290 for dinner and a sneak peek at a new exhibit coming to Disney California Adventure, “The Art of Frankenweenie.” Or they can see it here now for FREE! The same exhibit has been touring the country, and we got to give it our patented bazillion-photo treatment at Comic Con in July.
I have to say, I originally had zero interest in seeing the full-length version of Frankenweenie. I’ve seen the short and think it’s cute, but… Then I saw this exhibit, and I was hooked! The sets are a-friggin-mazing in their detail. If you do get a chance to see this exhibit once it opens to the public at DCA, look for the switches that let you operate lights and other bits of the attic set.
At Comic Con, they had a display case of merchandise set up before you entered the exhibit. So far I haven’t seen any of it in the parks yet. If you come across this cat anywhere, please tweet me IMMEDIATELY!
This was set up in the queue…
The largest of the three sets is the amazing attic lab, which is the one with switches you can flip to turn on lights and things…
The classroom set is similarly spectacular…
One corner was set up like a workbench covered in puppets and maquettes.
The last set is the family kitchen. What was really neat about this one is the cubbyholes at the front of it containing perfect pint-sized props with details that moviegoers will never see, like retro record albums, canapes, and tools.
Hopefully this set will be arranged so that you can walk all the way around it like at Comic Con—it allows you to peek in through the other windows for a new perspective.
The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition will be on display at Disney California Adventure Sept. 14 to November 5.