Check Out the West Side Story Costumes on Display at Walt Disney Presents

by | Mar 18, 2022 | Disney+, Hollywood Studios, WDW Blog, WDW News

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See the West Side Story costumes up close and personal in the current display at Walt Disney Presents in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

On March 3, Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated remake of West Side Story started streaming on Disney+. The adaptation of the 1957 film tells a more modern story of the forbidden love between Tony and Maria and the rivalry between two gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, in New York City.

Fans of the West Side Story remake should prioritize a visit to Walt Disney Presents the next time they’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Walt Disney Presents is a gallery and self-guided tour that uses rare artifacts to take guests on a journey through the history of Walt Disney. Currently, those artifacts include costumes from the 2021 film.

You’ll find these West Side Story costumes near the entrance to One Man’s Dream, the 15-minute documentary on Walt himself.

Photos: West Side Story Costumes on Display

You can see Tony’s and Maria’s costumes on display, as well as Bernardo’s and Maria’s.

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Tony and Maria costumes from West Side Story. Photo by Ilana Robinson

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Bernardo and Anita costumes from West Side Story. Photo by Ilana Robinson

Take the time at one of the displays to read the plaque. Disney has provided extra details to add context to what you’re experiencing, but both plaques offer the same details—no need to read both!

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Photo by Ilana Robinson

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Photo by Ilana Robinson

Each plaque reads:

Rousing and poignant, West Side Story is the tale of two star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, whose forbidden romance fans the flames between rival gangs in New York City. In this modern adaptation of the 1957 musical, director Steven Spielberg reimagines the Broadway hit for twenty-first century audiences with exquisite choreography and design. These costumes, created by Paul Tazewell, were worn by Tony (Ansel Elgort), Maria (Rachel Zegler), Anita (Ariana DeBose) and Bernardo (David Alvarez), the fateful night that Tony and Maria first met at a local dance, causing all their lives to collide.

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