Walt Disney Museum

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“The work of Walt Disney opens up magical worlds and are truly fascinating. It has been over 50 years since Walt Disney left us but the company still lives and offers us the same magic. Walt Disney has left us a spark of his work and it is still being made. His legacy was left in Presidio, CA in a museum about his life known as The Walt Disney Family Museum. This is a place where much of his Work, Awards, and Franchise stands. It is owned by his own family and the collection includes his Snow White to Mickey Mouse, and Alice to Dumbo. Here you will find his original art from his best works from comics to television to films, it’s all here. What we saw was the complete Pinocchio collection which was very impressive. We saw art for scenes like The Whale and The Caged Pinocchio. Walt Disney was born in the year of 1901 and died in the year of 1966 because of lung cancer due to his heavy smoking.

Disney was the third company he started. The first one lasted a couple months and the second one lasted a couple years. Only Disney still stands, Its first film was Snow White. Walt Disney set the world record of the most Awards won by a single person. He never saw Disney World, his last project. He was part of The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, this was a group dedicated to a brighter future. It inspired Tomorrow Land, 2015. It is a theme park or at least part of one. The project didn’t go as planed but still stands. Disney had much criticism for his work, such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. He was accused of many things, but grief fell on many when his death came. He lived 10 days into Retirement. ” written by my son Peter.

Cardboard TV:

Have you ever wanted to animate your own cartoon? Well, it’s super easy to do and this is a perfect activity for a rainy and cold day. What you need is a big box, paper ( we used the back side of leftover Christmas paper wrap), tape, two wooden craft sticks, crayons, and your imagination.

First you want to tape up the box. Then cut the front of the box out. Place two holes on the opposite sides of the box. You can pant the outside of the box if you would like to. Have children draw on the long piece of paper. Once done, tape the beginning of the paper to the wooden craft stick. Then turn the stick and stop until the end on the paper reaches the second stick and tape it. Rewind back to the beginning and start your film.

My kids made a film called “The Red Balloon”. Watch the video below to see the film.




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What is your favorite Disney film and why?

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27 Responses

  1. I love Disney and the museum is on my bucket list. I love how you used the visit to inspire fun at home. Great idea!! My favorite film is Beauty and the Beast…and Moana!! Both strong ladies!

  2. The kids did a great job on their artwork, Disney world must have had a lasting impression on them.

  3. I’d love to see this museum. I am from a small town where Disney lived and we have a museum there about him and his early days.

  4. This would be an interesting place to visit. I really love the history and story behind what people have done especially Walt Disney.

  5. I absolutely love Disney and did every school project I could as a child on Walt. I’ve never heard of this museum, it’s on my bucket list now.

  6. My husband works for Disney so we’re a disney family. We recently came back from Disney World and visited tomorrowland. He was an amazing man. My fav film is finding Nemo, love Dory, crush and bruce!

  7. That cardboard TV project looks like so much fun. Looks like some lovely family time. Glad you guys enjoyed 🙂

  8. I love learning more about Walt Disney’s history. I was able to visit the Disney Archives last year, that was definitely an amazing experience. I want to check out this museum too.

  9. Oh wow, what a great place! Living 8 hours from Disney World, growing up and loving Disney movies, I’ve always loved the history behind Disney World. In 8th grade I wrote a whole biography on Walt Disney. I would love to visit that museum!

  10. The cardboard TV brings back such memories. I remember when I was in elementary school we would use this to create stories to share with the class. I wonder if it was also inspired by Walt Disney.

  11. This is so cool! I totally want to go… so my kids can see 😉 But really for me to see. LOL Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

  12. Can you believe I’ve never gone to Disney World or really watched many of the disney movies. I’ve only ever watched a few of them so I don’t know much about Disney in general but learning about the history sounds interesting.

  13. What a COOL project your kids did! The Disney story is an interesting one. This museum looks like a great one to visit with the kids!

  14. Robin Rue

    My kids would love to visit this museum! They are obsessed with everything Disney and so this would answer so many questions.

  15. Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast is my favorite film! I didn’t know Disney had a museum I want to visit now!

  16. CourtneyLynne

    Omg this must of been one awesome experience!!! I am dosney obsessed so I would love to visit such a place!

  17. This is awesome! I didn’t even know that there was a Walt Disney museum. What a fun family outing.

  18. I’m not really into Disney that much. I don’t have a favorite movie or anything like that. I am sure when my kids get a bit older, I will see more Disney things.

  19. Looks like a lot of fun. I’m not one that is too into Disney myself, but my kids would love to learn more about Walt Disney. I’ve heard some great things about this museum.

  20. Wow! So much good info that I never knew about Walt Disney! This definitely makes me want to make a visit to this museum! Great share

  21. I’ve never heard of this place. It looks like a really cool experience though. I hope you guys had fun.

  22. Wow, such an inspiring place indeed. Love that the museum is such a great place to learn about and from the experiences of the Disney legacy!

  23. I would love taking my kids here! I love that the kids even get to draw fun things out! Wow what a fun experience as a family!

  24. I love going to museums; they are so much fun. My favorite Disney movie is the Lion King.

  25. What a fun outing! You have a really beautiful family and I’m glad you had a good time at the museum! It looks like yall had fun!

  26. I am a Disney passholder so I love everything Walt Disney! I love the creative activity your family created after the event.

  27. That museum looks like a lot of fun and I love that you created your own cartoon after. This is something that my kids would have a lot of fun doing. I can’t wait to try it with them. 🙂 You have a beautiful family. I’m looking forward to your next post.

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