I’ve been to Disney World, Disneyland, seen most of the Disney films but I had never been to The Walt Disney Family Museum. Given that I was in San Fransisco, visiting the Pixar Animation Studios, I finally got my chance to visit. Honestly, I didn’t even know that this museum existed but after having visited it, I really want to go again.


The museum was founded by Walt’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, because she wanted you to meet the man behind the brand. The museum really does Walt Disney and his legacy to life.

There you are able to learn and see more about….

  • His early years


  • His favorite foods


  • His early career and some of his business failures (that of course eventually led to success)


  • Oswald


  • The birth of Mickey Mouse



  • Him as a husband


  • Him as a father


  • His initial thoughts about Disneyland


His initial thoughts of Disneyland of course included Tomorrowland


Visitors can also enjoy their Museum Store, Learning Center and Fantasia-themed theater, which shows Disney classics six days a week. You can even grab a bite to eat there (they have amazing chili).

Here’s a quick video about The Walt Disney Family Museum featuring Diane…

If you love all things Disney and you want to get a better glimpse into the life and legend that is Walt Disney, I suggest you make it a point to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum. You can also check out these 8 Walt Disney Fun Facts I Learned From My Time At The Walt Disney Family Museum.

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