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Hiya…

If you read my previous post, welcome back! Sorry it took me months to finish the second post of my SF trip. This time I have a legit excuse 😛 Me and my hubby is relocating our family down south to U.S.A! *details will follow…* Long story short, me and my hubby is finally settling down at our destination in California. My hubby drove for literally 1000 miles from BC to California over 4 days! But we did enjoy the trip and saw beautiful things along the way *wink… another blog post 😛 Okay okay… back to the blog post….

After having a satisfying breakfast, we decided to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum in Presidio area. At first, I was a bit hesitant to visit when I saw this small museum on the internet. Since I visited most of SF attraction in 2007, I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, this museum is pretty big and it contains lots of Walt Disney memorabilia as well as lots of stories behind the Mickey Mouse creator. The museum does provide the visitor with lots of information from the creation of each character, the construction of Disney World, how Walt revolutionized animation in television, the biography of the famous ‘father of fun’ himself,  and various awards given to Walt Disney movies. It truly is the place where Disney fans can enjoy!

There is a lot of paid parking near the museum. We arrived there at around noon and the line up for admission ticket was quite long. The ticket for museum only is $20; while the museum & special exhibit combo ticket is $25. The special exhibit changes regularly. When we were there, it was “Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong” (ref). If you want to avoid the crowd, you can buy the ticket online and redeem it at a special desk. We opted to buy the museum ticket only since my hubby is not a fan of paintings.

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The Walt Disney Family Museum in Presidio

Behind the ticket desk, there are glass cases containing various awards given to Walt Disney production. This includes Oscar, Emmy, and other prestigious awards. At one tiny corner, there was a picture of Diane Disney Miller, the oldest and only biological daughter of Walt Disney (later, Walt and Lilian Disney adopted Sharon Mae Disney). This little shrine is dedicated to Diane who passed away on November 19, 2013.

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Glass cases with the awards & me acting like an award recipient 😛

The first part of the museum is the biography room of Walter Elias Disney and his family. It was started by a story about how his mom and dad met for the first time. There is also an interactive display telling how Disney family moved from one city to another in a hope for a better life. There are also authentic pictures of  Walt, his parents, and his siblings on the wall. The last part of the display tells how young Walt Disney faked his age to be able to participate in the war.

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