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The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum

We had the opportunity to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum this weekend with our two kids (6 and 3).  The museum will open on October 1st, 2009 and is located near the Golden Gate Bridge, on the grounds of the Presidio of San Francisco, a former army base which is now part of the National Park System.  The museum offers a fascinating look into the history and life of the Disney family, as well as the founding of the iconic Walt Disney Company by Walt and Roy Disney.

The museum is world class in it’s fit and finish, but be forewarned that it is first and foremost a museum and not a theme park.  The museum starts off with the history of the Disney family and moves into the captivating story of the growth of the nascent animation industry.  It showcases the pivotal role that Disney played in advancing the art and science of animation.  I found all of it fascinating and I learned quite a bit about the history of animation.  Our kids were engaged by the plethora of video animations, but spent the most time in the Disneyland model area near the end of the museum.  Our 6 year old likes to draw and was especially intrigued by the history and the process of animation.

Limited stroller parking is available, but I would recommend not bringing one.  Due to the lack of stroller access and the grown up nature of the museum, I would only recommend it for kids over 6 years old.

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Brennan Pang is a contributing author on Trekaroo – a reviews site dedicated to exploring and traveling with kids.
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