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Walt Disney Family Museum

104 Montgomery St, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129
415 345 6800
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Ranked #13 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Disney
Traveler Description: The Walt Disney History Museum is a wonderful museum dedicated to the life and times of Walt and his family, business associates, friends, etc.   The... more »
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Scotland, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A must for all disney fans. Easy to find and well priced.spent more than three hours here and could have kept asking questions to the really helpful staff..

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Philadelphia, PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

First, this is not for those who have just a little or no interest in Walt Disney. The museum follows his life from birth to death with much of the history of animated film in between. The museum is well laid out in chronological order. There are stills and short film pieces to demonstrate each part of Disney's life. They... More

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Sacramento, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The building is deceptive from the outside. So much more behind the man is displayed at this museum. It is from the family perspective so it is personal. Not necessarily a place to bring young children. It is more for adults who grew up with Disney.

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
140 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The Walt Disney Family Museum is a great place to learn more about the Man the created the mouse. We anticipated our visit for many years...and because of this we expected a lot more. It isn't for every Disney fan, but worth the visit if you have the time...and a coupon.

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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was an incredible find and a place you could lose yourself in for hours. Fascinating insight to Walt Disney and his trials and tribulations into creating cartoons that have become part of all our lives. Take the time out to go and visit but be prepared to spend at least 2 to 3 hours wandering around.

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Surrey, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We took in the Mary Blair exhibit, and it was well worth the price of admission. The main exhibit was huuuuge! There is a bit of a backlog at the beginning, as everyone tries to read every single bit of information. As people make their way through, they tend to skip over more stuff, a spread out more. Honestly, if... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Stumbled upon this museum driving through Presidio and decided to stop by. We were welcomed by a wall of all of Walt Disney's Oscar's and awards. As we walked through we were treated to an insight of how Walt worked and the machines that he built to make his films. A truly wonderful experience but the only downside is that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This really deserves a lot of time as there is plenty to digest. Certainly not suitable for small children. There was a fairly comprehensive cafe for drinks and snacks. Downside - I live in the UK and wish it was nearer as I would go often

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I loved the history behind my favourite fairytales and seeing old photographs of Walt and his family. However I don't think it's worth paying the extra $5 for the Mary blair exhibit unless you are a big fan of hers. Best to go during the morning as In the afternoon you have to manoeuvre your way in between people to... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A great museum dedicated to the life and story of Walt Disney the man, not the Disney empire. While there are some fun, interactive exhibits this isn't really a museum for kids. Would recommend 2 hours to go through the whole place, 3 if you like to read every plaque. Also cool that they let you take pictures throughout.

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