AAA Editor Notes
The Walt Disney Family Museum is at 104 Montgomery St. in the Presidio of San Francisco. The inspirational story of Walt Disney, from his beginnings on a Marceline, Mo., farm to his rise to the pinnacle of the entertainment world, is told in 10 galleries on the site of this former military base.
Walls of family photographs include some photos that are actually video screens showing Disney family home movies. Listening stations, interactive displays and more than 200 video monitors show the progression of Disney's achievements in animation, the development of the Disney theme parks and improvements in technology. Mickey Mouse's evolution over the years is depicted, and visitors have an opportunity to try their hand at animation.
Many original artworks from the museum's collection and such accolades as Oscars can be seen. The honorary Oscar for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” which was specially made for Disney, features one large and seven small figures. A model of Disneyland is so intricate it even shows the details of the tea cup ride.
Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.