Walt's childhood and family history is chronicled in fascinating detail. The Disney clan started in France then settled in Ireland before America. Letters, photos & artifacts such as Walt's Dad's fiddle really bring alive the period young Walt grew up in. His tough upbringing on a Kansas farm seemed to forge the man he would become-he reminisced about rising at 3am to do a paper round giving a sense of a work ethic instilled by his stern but loving father.
scrapbook put together by Disney Effects expert Herman Schultheis. It's displayed open in a case but a nearby videoscreen flips through its pages. It's a collection of behind the scenes photographs, notes & drawings detailing the production of Fantasia
One of Mary's studio cabinets is on display along with a hard hat made for her by workers on the construction of It's A Small World.
Read more about Mary
(You can read a good article on Man And The Moon here)
The exhibition culminates with a huge model of Disneyland
The Walt Disney Family Museum is heaven for Disney/animation fans. The entrance fee is rather expensive ($20) but it's worth it -you could literally spend all day in there. . . and it's situated in a beautiful part of San Francisco in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge.
You can view a photo-tour of the museum here