Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco

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Walt Disney Family Museum presents the life, work, and legacy of Walt Disney, from his early childhood until today. In a 4,000 sq m (43,000 sq ft) space, using old and new technology, the family's collection showcases drawings, animations, movies, and music. In the lobby are 248 awards Disney earned, among which are the Presidential Medal of Freedom--the highest civilian award of the United States--and the Oscar for the movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves." See the 3.7 m (12 ft) in diameter model of Disneyland, and watch Disney classics in the "Fantasia"-inspired digital theater. Make sure you have some energy left for the Disneyland exhibit at the end. See Walt Disney Family Museum and all San Francisco has to offer by arranging your trip with our San Francisco vacation planner.
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  • This little gemstone of a museum was quite a surprise treat. We have a membership at a museum local to us that allows us to visit certain out of town museums for free. I found this one on the list... 
    This little gemstone of a museum was quite a surprise treat. We have a membership at a museum local to us that allows us to visit certain out of town museums for free. I found this one on the list...  more »
  • We found the museum informative and learned and saw things we hadn't seen before. From original renderings, cameras, and even legal papers that the Disney family worked with. The area around the... 
    We found the museum informative and learned and saw things we hadn't seen before. From original renderings, cameras, and even legal papers that the Disney family worked with. The area around the...  more »
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  • What a great place. I spent 4 hours there and it was a fantastic time. They reminded me of all the Disney movies I watched when I was a child. Beautiful interior, great exhibits. From the entrance, I felt that I had moved into a different world, a fairy-tale world, a world full of magic. To this day, I have chills. The service and atmosphere were great and you could see everyone around was delighted too. I recommend it very much.
  • Pleasantly surprised by this museum. Focus is very much on the man, his upbringing and professional development, his business, and the creative process. Along the way, there is plenty exposure to the characters and movies we're all familiar with. Exhibits are well organized and well presented. Not surprisingly, there's little on some of WD's less positive history esp related to labor, race and communism. That aside, highly recommend.

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