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The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco
(4.5/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
The 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. Using our international travel planner, San Francisco attractions like The Walt Disney Family Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A great opportunity to learn about the family and the man Walt Disney. It is amazing how many creative "firsts" are attributed to Disney and his staff. The diorama of Disneyland is wonderful. Lafayett...  more »
  • Museum of a very high quality on the life of Walt Disney. See also the exhibition including beautiful Pinocchio. See also the site of Luca movies hard to find but are well. In an exceptional site in the Presidio.
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  • At first I imagined that the Museum would be focused on the evolution of the characters and Disney parks. But when we arrived, we realized that the Museum is about the life story of Walt Disney. And it was very nice to meet more of the life of this great entrepreneur. The Museum covers personal aspects in detail how your childhood, the time when he served in the war, his family and adoptive daughters. And also on the professional side, your dreams, successes, failures, disappointments and perseverance. I found super interesting also that the whole story is told through parallels with the general economic and politics of the time (explaining, for example, why the José Carioca was created at the time of the war). The Museum has Disney quality standard, so is very well taken care of, interactive, the service is impeccable and, with all this, it's not cheap. Worth the visit!
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  • Always worth a trip. The main exhibit is wonderful... especially the room dedicated to Disneyland. But make sure to check out the (ever changing) new exhibits! I have seen nearly all of them... and always leave with a greater appreciation for Walt and his legacy. Whenever I am missing Disneyland, I make a quick trip to the museum and soak in all of the magic they have to offer.
  • I love Disney!! and the Walt Disney Family Museum is not different! This museum shows the life of Walt Disney, from the his early beginnings to this death and legacy. They showcase the history of Disney's animation studio, all the great accomplishments and all the innovation. When you first walk into the museum you can see all the awards Walt Disney won, which is extremely impressive. The views of the city from inside and outside the museum are breathtaking, it is one great trip with lots of things to see and learn. If you are a Disney fan you must come to check this out!
  • Great museum covering the bulk of Walt's life and career. I would recommend that this is most enjoyable for kids over 6 and kids at heart. It was very interesting to understand his story and the many works that brought Disney into existence. I would recommend a visit on Sundays. Off the Grid is very fun and the green space is filled with people.
  • Absolutely loved this museum! It introduces you to Walt Disney, how he became who he was. You will also get to meet the characters he created and the story behind each of them. Great way to spend the day. There is a fee to get in. FYI.
  • I love the place. You will need a lot of time to spend if you want to enjoy and learn about Walt Disney. Everything is there for you to read, listen to, don't mind the people relax walk slow and observe everything. That way the ticket you spend is worth it. Trust me every bit of information is gold in the museum, so if you do have time go for it. This museum is a good prep for the real thing. Disneyland. Make sure if your bringing kids, don't get too bored because they will. Don't forget to talk to the workers, they will tell you some cool secrets. Make sure to interact with everything in the museum.