Walt Disney Family Museum
Walt Disney Family Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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.
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2-3 hours
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Billy_WizzKent
North West England, UK133 contributions
Fabulous building, amazing staff and so informative. Learned so much about the great man and his family.
Much bigger than we expected so allow about 3 hours.
Written 13 September 2022
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eric4912
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If you are a fan of Disney history, you will very much enjoy this museum. It’s also located with AMAZING view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay.
There are now a couple of restaurants about a block away. You wouldn’t expect it, but the bowling alley down the street has good food. House made potato chips with my much fried chicken breast sandwich. Friends had good burgers. They also have pizza and about 30 different beers.
In the museum, there is much memorabilia and a 100 square foot model of Disneyland, that has remarkable detailing.
Written 11 September 2022
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GEOS30
Calgary145 contributions
Overall an amazing museum!! If you are a Disney fanatic then I would highly recommend. The museum contains everything you ever wanted to know about Walt Disney, his life, animation and the Disney parks. There is so much information, it's almost overwhelming. We were there for 2.5 hours (including the Jungle Book Exhibition), and we still weren't able to see/read everything. Its a bit out of the way (Presidio) so you definitely need to plan for that.

I wouldn't recommend this museum for families with smaller children. There weren't very many interactive displays and even our son (12) was getting bored by the end. Also, its a bit pricey! Make sure you leave yourself enough time to see everything, in order to get your monies worth.
Written 23 August 2022
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Melissa H
New York City, NY17 contributions
Family
The Museum was rich with history of Walt, the Disney family, and Disneyland. Highly recommend for Disney enthusiasts. Takes 1-2 hours depending on how detailed you want to get. Also has stunning views of Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio location is beautiful.
Written 15 August 2022
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256lilliant
10 contributions
The history of Walt Disney, learning about his family and all the challenges of his career! Plus loved looking back on the cartoons I enjoyed growing up and seeing the antiques!
Written 14 August 2022
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iver0185
Granite Falls, MN597 contributions
You pay extra for the Jungle Book part of the museum at the door.
The entire museum is great for any Disney nerd (like me). But...the signage for the special Jungle Book part of the museum is not marked...at all...so I left the museum and paid extra for a piece of it I didn't get to see. Don't make the same mistake I did!
Written 3 August 2022
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Nicola_W_0108
United Kingdom477 contributions
Couples
Used Go City passes to access the museum. There was lots of interesting information, too much to read properly. Several of the other visitors were quite inconsiderate e.g. being in the way, blocking displays so others couldn’t see them so that impacted on the experience. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Had to rush around the museum in order to access the Jungle Book exhibition in a separate building, however we hadn’t been informed that our Go City passes weren’t valid for this due to the exhibition having an extra charge. This wasn’t really a problem caused by the museum staff, although they hadn’t mentioned this when we’d asked earlier about accessing the exhibition. They kindly offered to let us look around the Jungle Book exhibit and explained they would contact Go City to ensure this was communicated clearly to future visitors. We didn’t purchase anything from the gift shop as it was quite pricey.
Written 31 July 2022
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chaos357
19 contributions
Sad that at e time when we went the Museum it was closed. Should be open 7 days a week. Take a car because taking a Bus the drop off site is still way to far.
Written 8 July 2022
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Les Giles
6 contributions
Was an excellent exhibit and very informative especially Walt's family photos and history. There was also a free bus going back into town.
Written 26 June 2022
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Jen
Laguna Niguel, CA3 contributions
If you want to learn more about Walt the man, his life and his legacy, this is the place to go. It’s hard to understate the impact Walt had on our culture, but this museum is a great and fun way to see and experience it.

The museum is housed in the historic Presidio park, which is immaculately maintained and lovely. The museum itself is actually quite beautiful and immersive and each room is laid out in a creative way that keeps things interesting. There are many videos and recordings of Walt telling his story in his own words, including a room that has some really clever animated scenes of his early life that are narrated by his interviews.

The exhibits span from his birth to his death and include the difficult years when he and Roy were struggling to get the studio off the ground and all the way up to Disneyland and the beginnings of the planning for Walt Disney World, right before his death in 1966.

The museum also has a really great museum shop filled with books, works of art, clothing and souvenirs, many of which continue the educational experience and are a higher caliber than you find in most entertainment venue gift shops.

For any Disney fan, this is a must-do experience while in San Francisco. Highly recommended.
Written 23 June 2022
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WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM (San Francisco) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Walt Disney Family Museum is open:
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Walt Disney Family Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost RM 112.54, while a popular guided tour starts around RM 261.10 per person. See all 6 Walt Disney Family Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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