Hey there, hi there, ho there, Disney-philes: It's time to make plans to head for Dearborn, Mich.

Why there? Because The Henry Ford, a Dearborn museum, is partnering with Walt Disney Imagineering to present "Behind the Magic: 50 Years of Disneyland."

The exhibit will feature 250 items, including artwork, hand-crafted models and marketing materials. It's set to be at The Henry Ford from Sept. 23 through the first week in January 2006.

Among the many Mouse-related mementos on view will be:

A hitchhiking ghost from the Haunted Mansion.

A coonskin cap from Frontierland.

A backlit Cheshire Cat head.

The original rendering of Disneyland, created by artist Herb Ryman and used to get ABC-TV to invest in the proposed theme park.

The Abraham Lincoln figure created for the 1964 World's Fair in New York, billed as "the first Audio-Animatronics 'human' to appear in a Walt Disney production."

Original vehicles from Peter Pan's Flight.

A model of Mickey's Toontown House.

Mickey's house telephone.

A Model T-like vehicle used in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

A themed trash can from Adventureland.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at thehenry ford.org or by calling 1-800-835-5237.

Beginning next year, the exhibit will tour nationally. No word yet on whether it's coming anywhere near Orlando.

But you wouldn't want to wait that long anyway, would you?

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Brevard Zoo, sections on Latin America, Native Florida, Africa and Australia, hands-on area, petting zoo, railroad ("Expedition Africa" reptile exhibit opening with special events Saturday-Monday): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 8225 N. Wickham Road, just east of Interstate 95 (Exit 191 off Interstate 95), Melbourne; $9 adults, $8 age 60 and older, $6 ages 2-12, free members and age 1 and younger; 321-254-9453 or brevardzoo.org.