Fall Opening Set for The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco
Three historic buildings within the Presidio of San Francisco will soon house 10 galleries devoted to the inspiring story of Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Disneyland and the global yet distinctly American company that bears his name.
Disney’s story will be portrayed through drawings he made in his youth; drawings and cartoons from his first company, Laugh-O-gram Films; early drawings of Mickey Mouse; storyboards, a Disney innovation; the technically innovative Multiplane Camera; the narrow-gauge Lilly Belle train he built for his Hollywood home and a model of the Disneyland that sprang from his imagination.
Throughout the exhibits there will also be film clips, concept art, scripts, musical scores and cameras used by Disney and his staff to create his characters and films. His family will be represented in photographs, artifacts, home movies and personal correspondence.
More than 200 video monitors will be incorporated in the museum as well as a wide range of materials and technologies, including interactive displays. The museum will also include a 123-seat screening facility, a learning center, a store and a café.
All admission to the museum will be by timed entry tickets. Admission is $20 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 6-17, children under 6 free with adult admission and $15 for seniors. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1, 2009.
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