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Plan to spend at least 2+ hours here learning about the innovations Walt Disney pioneered. Everyone knows and loves Disney movies, but not many know how many technical breakthroughs were created to bring the magic to life.
A fantastic museum that is deceptively big (in a good way). 17 rooms that walk you through the life of Walt and Roy Disney, from their humble beginnings on a farm to the glitz of Hollywood and success.
You see early cartoons and comic strips,...More
If you want all of the details on who Walt Disney was as a creative genius and as a family man then you will love this museum. There are 15 rooms to walk through that take you on a journey of his life. Very touching...More
Fascinating for its overview of film history, the development of cartoon technology and the lay out of the Disney theme parks. Also lots of info about the life of Walt Disney. If history and film technology interest you, you'll enjoy this museum. Not really for...More
You can take a quick walk through in about 60, maybe 90, minutes or stay several hours, depending upon your interests and patience. There is lots to read, which can get to be somewhat bothersome if there are lots of people on the same pace...More
We had watched a documentary about Walt Disney's life before visiting the museum. Even so, we ended up spending more than 2 hours. Exhibits are informative, cleverly designed and captivating even if you're not a Disney super-fan. Ultimately, those decades were an important slice of...More
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Stay at any chain hotel in the Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero , Financial district. There is a free express shuttle bus to the Presidio that drops you off at the visitor center, about 100 yards from the museum. See this... More
Stay at any chain hotel in the Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero , Financial district. There is a free express shuttle bus to the Presidio that drops you off at the visitor center, about 100 yards from the museum. See this link>> presidio.gov/transportation/presidigo.
Also note that although it is named the Disney Family Museum it is not a "family" museum per se. Rather, it is a museum on Walt Disney's family. It is all reading exhibits and pictures of how Walt (and Roy) built the Disney brand largely from the viewpoint of his daughter Diane. I loved it, I don't recommend it for children, especially if they can't read.