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“Even if you're not a Disney fan, it's well worth a visit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Walt Disney Family Museum

Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129
415 345 6800
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The Walt Disney Family Museum Admission in San...
Ranked #8 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Disney, Museums
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Livermore, California
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“Even if you're not a Disney fan, it's well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This museum is so well done! It was highly engaging - not just a lot of artifacts under glass, but interactive and entertaining. The first room of the museum is filled with awards Walt Disney earned throughout his lifetime. What he accomplished was truly astounding! We learned so much about Walt, his family, career, the cartoon industry, Disneyland, etc. that we almost felt like we knew him personally. We can't wait to go back. Even if you are not a Disney fan, you'll enjoy this place immensely. Even the gift shop is great! If you do go, plan on spending at least 3 hours to really get the full experience. And if you are a Disney fan, be prepared to get a little teary eyed at the end. Thank goodness I brought Kleenex with me. Also, there is a coat check on the basement level and it's free. It was nice not having to carry a bunch of stuff around with us.

Visited July 2012
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Oakland, CA
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“What a Surpise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I had no interest in visiting this museum, but a young cousin from Germany was visiting and convinced us to go. It turned out to be extremely well done and was very interesting. Well laid out and extremely informative, I learned a lot about the history of animation and Walt Disney's influence on the world. Because it was funded and created by his family, it of course has a very pro- Disney bias with no mention of the man's well recorded flaws, but if you go with that in mind and are not put off by it, the museum is worth a visit of a few hours.

Visited August 2012
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“Walt Disney Family Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Situated within the Presido a really good venue for both the young and old. Not just about Mickey Mouse and all but about the great man himself.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Nice "behind the scenes" museum for older children!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Great historical perspective of the life and career of Walt Disney. The museum includes several different floors with a chronological display of Walt Disney the man and innovator. Although we visited with a 10 year old, younger children may not be as entertained since most of the information is on reading boards. However, there are auditory headphones that give another perspective of the history of Disney. Towards the end of the tour, there are visual displays of Disneyland, which are fun to view! Although this is a family museum, I would recommend visiting when children are a little older.

FYI - Pictures are not allowed in the Museum past the entry gate.

Visited July 2012
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“Gives a good glimpse of Disney history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

You could get a glimpse of personal history of Walt Disney, the man. It has his early cartoons, the rise of walt disney empire and the section wherein his employees revolted against him.

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