General Information

Location: At the juncture between New Orleans Square and Adventureland.

Date Opened: July 11, 1987

# of Ride Units: A self-guided museum-type environment. Four rooms with a public courtyard.

Ride Capacity: Probably a couple hundred people could be in the various rooms without too much discomfort.

Restraint Method: None

Ticket Rating: B Ticket

Ride Photo: No


Time Commitment

Open/Close: Not required. Once in the gallery all rooms are accessible though maneuvering room is limited.

Wait Times: There will never be a line to get into the gallery (unless some sort of special event is going on).

Length of Ride: Self guided

FastPass: No

Single Rider: No

Queue Description: No queue, though the gallery is accessed via a nice curving staircase.

Access Information

Health Restriction: None

Ride Access: Have one of your party contact a cast member in the Gallery or in the Le Gourmet Shop and inform them that you need to use the elevator. The cast members escort you via an elevator to the Gallery. The elevator takes you to the Club 33 kitchen and from there into a backdoor entrance. Do not use the elevator on your own. Scooters using the elevator should know that the kitchen does not have a lot of maneuvering room.

Wheelchair Transfer: Not required. Once in the gallery all rooms are accessible though maneuvering room is limited.

Service Animals: Yes

Audio: None

Weight and Size Issues: None

Parenting Information

Height Restriction: No

Child Swap: No

Other Issues: There’s not much for children to do here but the patio is a very nice place for a quiet rest. Nursing moms may want to stop and nurse here. If you want a quiet place for a tired little one to take a nap, this would be a great location but you’ll have to carry your stroller up several stairs.

History and Trivia

  • At this location: As with the rest of the second story of New Orleans Square, this area was originally planned for the private personal use of Walt and Roy Disney. This particular area was designed as a personal apartment for the two men. When Walt Disney died, Roy Disney decided not to continue with that plan and over the years the space was put to various uses including a VIP lounge for INA, one of the park's corporate sponsors. In 1987, as part of a general redesign of the area around Pirates of the Caribbean it was decided to make it into an exhibit space.
  • This Attraction's history: The Gallery has hosted many exhibits over the years but remains essentially unchanged. One popular addition over the years has been a by-reservation dessert buffet out on the balcony during performances of Fantasmic. Rumors of the end of the Disney Gallery began to swirl when it was announced that as part of the Year of a Million Dreams campaign in 2007, one of the grand prizes would eventually be an opportunity to stay overnight inside the park. Since the space occupied by the Gallery was originally designed as a private apartment, it was an obvious candidate. In the summer of 2007 the Disney Dream Suite was officially announced and the gallery closed shortly afterwards. After a complete reconstruction of the space, the Disney Dream Suite opened in February 2008.