Location: San Francisco, California
Mickey Mouse: From Walt to The World. On view from May 16, 2019 to January 6, 2020. Celebrate animation’s most beloved and recognizable character. Explore Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal .
See early drawings, cartoons, and films created by Walt, and hear about his disappointments and triumphs at listening stations narrated in his own voice. Sit back and watch a Disney classic at the Fantasia-themed theater. Marvel at the staggering collection of awards Walt won, and don't miss the model of the Disneyland as he initially imagined it.
Upgrade to also gain access to the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall. Tour this inspiring museum at your own pace, staying as long as you wish during opening hours. Before you leave, make sure to take some gorgeous photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay through the museum's wall of glass and from the grounds.
Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, on view from May 16, 2019 to January 6, 2020. Celebrate animation’s most beloved and recognizable character with this original exhibition. Explore Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal.
- Youth: Age 6 - 17
- Adult: Age 18 - 64
- Senior: Age 65 - 99
Great View, but a lot of printed and video information.
Disney fans should definitely check out this museum for insight into Walt and his family.
Beautiful museum, so surprised at the history and wonderful way they architected this museum. Fun for whole family and grandparents too!
The history of Walt was excellent to learn how your favourite Disney characters came to life
Our whole family absolutely loved this Museum. You really need a full day to fully explore all of what is on offer at this beautiful Museum, don't let the outside deceive you, this it is HUGE!. Loved seeing all the old family videos of the Disney family, hearing their voices telling their stories. If you love Disney this is a must see Museum while you are in San Francisco!
Any experience not to be missed!! This is not your typical Disney experience - - a change to walk in the history of a magical man and family.
This is the 2nd time I have been to the Walt Disney Family Museum 4 years apart and the 2nd time was just as good. There is so much to see you could go every couple of years and still see new things. The displays are informative and interesting, you can easily spend 3-4 hours there. There is easy timed parking around the museum and if the fog cooperates, a great view of the Golden Gate.
This tour definitely met the expectation of understanding so much more about Walt Disney, the man and the company. It doesn't seem possible given how long this company has been in existence. The personal correspondence about copyright issues, strategy for testing new animation is so detailed, as well as the labor strikes are very insightful. The old memorabilia exhibit is great. Walt Disney's very early animated images and his wartime involvement was also unexpected. And if that wasn't all the setting of the museum is breathtaking. We were blessed with a great, sunny 70 degree day.
If you are looking for History on Disney the company or parks, this is not for you. This is specifically about Walt up until his death. It is still very interesting and engaging. If you go through all of the multimedia available you could be here for days. There is a lot of reading as well.
You have some movie shorts, and a gallery downstairs to also explore. This can easily keep someone without kids busy 3-4 hours if you read and watch everything, so you can get your money's worth that is for sure.
They have a small cafe on property with sandwiches and stuff. I did find that if you have Verizon and using Uber out there, to beware as the signal is bad. It caused a real hassle getting back into town because of it. When we were there, they also had some sort of party or even going on outside so it was very busy in the area with tents, cook out, whatever it was.
There is a great shuttle after 11 am that can take you around the park. The museum is really for mature 9 years old. It has the awards displayed and the story boards. There are many photos. It definitely takes you on a journey through his studio's achievements.
- The Walt Disney Family Museum
- Open 10am - 6pm; last entry at 4:45pm
- Wednesday - Monday
- The Walt Disney Family Museum general admission
- Children 5 and under free with paid adult
- Special exhibitions (unless selected at time of booking)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair and stroller accessible
- Complimentary coat check is available. All backpacks, parcels and large bags must be checked
- Please silence cell phones while in the galleries
- Non-flash photography is allowed for personal, non-commercial use in the museum, except where noted. Flash photography and the use of professional camera equipment are not allowed in the museum
- $5 discounted Film Ticket add-on (with purchase of admission ticket) available for guests upon check in.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.