Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco

4.6
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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  • Wow, a must see and if you thought you knew the Disney family, think again. Fantastic, will go again to see what I missed  more »
  • I did not have any expectations going into this. I mean, how much more can we really learn about Walt? Well, I will tell you -- A LOT. There was so much about him as a family man- so many great pictur...  more »
  • A wonderful museum showcasing Walt Disney’s life and work, enlivened by exhibits featuring amazing drawings, mementos, and family keepsakes you won’t see anywhere else—including Disneyland and Disneyw...  more »
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  • Incredible. A must-visit, even for casual Disney fans. Allow a minimum of 3 hours. There are some hands on activities for adults and kids. I suspect children under age 8 will get bored quickly. It is very much a historical look at the life of Walt Disney, from his youth to his death. Very clean, well kept, and an extremely friendly staff. In addition to the museum, they have a deli, as well as a souvenir store. A fascinating look at the life and accomplishments of Walt Disney.
  • Current exhibit of Nine Old Men is an excellent walk back through decades of Disney Studios' artistry and imagination. Please note that the museum is primarily the history of Walt Disney and Disney Studios. It's fascinating and well organized, but not really a place for small children expecting to see their favorite characters. For anyone interested in the history of animation and animation as an art form, it's great!
  • I enjoyed learning more about Disney and his family. I had read a biography on Walt Disney so I already knew a lot of the information there, but it still took me at least 2 hours to explore and I could have taken longer. I liked how the elevator made you feel like you were in a train car. So creative. Pictures without flash were encouraged. Definitely a must for Disney lovers!
  • There's a lot to see, read and absorb. Very detailed Disney family and personal facts about Walt and the Disney Empire. Exhibits keep your interest and as the time line moves forward, you want to learn more. You'll need a minimum of 4 hours to see it all. Not recommended for kids under 10.
  • Sensory overload! Impressive collection of memorabilia from Walt's entire life and great narratives on every item. Don't miss the DISNEYLAND MODEL ROOM! You can spend 2 hours in there alone 😀 Have membership - will definitely be back ❤

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