Walt Disney Family Museum

Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco: Hours, Address, Walt Disney Family Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Walt Disney Family Museum
4.5
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Pre-purchased, timed tickets are required for entry. Located in the scenic Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area’s most inspirational venues, welcoming visitors to an historic building that reveals 40,000 square feet of imagination. Find animation, innovation, inspiration and immerse yourself in the remarkable life story of Walt Disney—the man who raised animation to an art, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy, transforming the entertainment world! The museum presents contemporary interactive galleries and state-of-the-art exhibits which are narrated in Walt’s own voice, and features early drawings, cartoons, movies, music, listening stations, more than 200 video screens, and a spectacular model of Disneyland. Come experience the life story of the man behind the magic.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Terry T
10 contributions
A very pleasant surprise.
Oct 2021
The Walt Disney Family Museum looks like a small museum but it is jam packed with so many artifacts reflecting the early life of Walt Disney family. So much information about Walt's parents and brothers as well as the beginnings in the 1920's. Lots of Disney memorabilia. Good museum for kids but really better for adults.
Written October 15, 2021
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mjbncc1701
Fountain Valley, CA54 contributions
If you like or love Disney, you gotta go there!
Sep 2021
It's an excellent museum. Starting with rooms housing all the awards Disney won to Walt's origins up to his passing.
Written October 10, 2021
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Kathy
Cumming, GA2 contributions
Our happy place
We loved reading about Walt Disney's family and seeing some never before items. I thought I would need to drag my husband out because he spent so much time reading.
Written August 27, 2021
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Shardsman
Indio, CA65 contributions
All you ever wanted to know about Mickey’s creator
Aug 2021 • Solo
Multi-media presentation of the life and work of Walt. You get to see family photos and history of the Disney family.
If you are not going by car, take a taxi or Uber to get to Presidio. There is a free shuttle bus that can take you to the Embarcadero in 20 minutes afterwards.
Written August 19, 2021
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TravelSouthGA
Georgia181 contributions
A Must-See for Disney Admirers
Aug 2021
The Disney family established a museum to pay tribute to and explain the life and business career of both Walt (primarily) and Roy Disney.. It is well worth the price and the exhibit is very well done, as you would expect. Note that it would probably not be enjoyable (on the whole) for younger children. While there are things kids would enjoy, it is mostly geared toward adults who want to know about the man (men), the myths, the legends. Many of the awards they won, including the many Oscars and Presidential Medal of Freedom are on display. You also learn about the technology they developed and their successes and failures that they overcame.

Allow several hours, because it is easy to get sucked into watching the fascinating film clips and reading about all of the details . A must-see for fans of Walt and Roy Disney and their creations!
Written August 15, 2021
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Elizabeth T
Los Angeles, CA55 contributions
A Very Interesting and Accessible Experience
Aug 2021
I went expecting to learn a lot about Disneyland. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the information share about Walt Disney and all the others around him who contributed to his creative and business success. It tells the story of an American dreamer who lived a real American dream. It detailed the progression and growth of the Disney business, not just the brand. However, it is not a place for young kids. The exhibits are great when you can read and have a sustained attention span. They website says to plan 1.5 hours, but I would put it at 2 plus. And the gift shop is small, which was fine with me as it did not make the focus of the visit selling me something.
Written August 9, 2021
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Reed
Orlando, FL1,317 contributions
A well put together “fan museum”
The Walt Disney Family Museum is a well put together exhibit of the history of both Walt Disney and to a lesser extent the company that bears his name. It’s broken out chronologically (for the most part) and for even the casual Disney fan, it’s unlikely that there will be much that you haven’t heard before. There are many more items than expected that are reproductions - but most won’t notice unless you read the tags closely. It’s a bit pricey for what you see and the amount of time it takes to go through. 90 minutes felt like more than enough time. The folks working there are very helpful and nice and parking in the area is somewhat easy compared to other parts of the city. It’s important to remember it’s not an “official” museum - and if you look at it like a well put together “fan museum” you will probably enjoy it more.
Written July 30, 2021
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HappyDonor
Sandy, UT705 contributions
Disappointing
Jul 2021
They don't tell you on the website you MUST have a reservation, so boy were we surprised when we showed up 40 minutes before opening and were told we could not get in until we got on the phone and made a reservation. Plus, the staff seems to have a chip on their shoulder. Many were pretentious and acted as if they were superior to the guests. If you are expecting Disney-like hospitality here, you will be disappointed.
Written July 28, 2021
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Cathy Stamm
1 contribution
A wonderful tribute to Walt Disney
Jul 2021 • Family
The Disney family museum is a wonderful tribute to a family that brought so much joy to people thru his creations. It’s amazing to see all of his companies creations.
Written July 26, 2021
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Brandon F
Brooklyn16 contributions
Lovely experience
Jul 2021
I grew up as a Disney kid through and through...this Museum took me back to so many memories and brought new appreciation for concepts and processes that I knew could not have been easy but did not know the depths of prior to coming. Well displayed, easy to follow without being overwhelmed and nostalgia inducing. I'd recommend it to anyone who appreciates what the brand has done over the decades.
Written July 25, 2021
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Walt Disney Family Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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