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Old 01-11-2010, 08:26 AM   #16
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We went just last weekend (New Year's weekend) and loved it, but it was PACKED. There were no tables available in the cafe, and outside it was about 50 degrees. Thank goodness I found some French guys with whom to share a table inside.
We paid an extra $10 to watch a film (about 1 hour) on Christmas with Walt Disney. There were a lot of home movies, and it was very touching.
People in the museum were very friendly. I chatted with one lady about the death of WD's mother (very heart-breaking) and with another lady about the song "Baby Mine" from Dumbo. We agreed that it's difficult for a mom to listen to it without shedding at least a few tears.
That view out the window is stunning. I was so swept up in the Disney story, I really felt like I was in Hollywood/L.A. Then I came around that corner and knew I was in S.F.
We spent 5 hours total, but I know I will be back.
I am so happy that other Disney Fans are finding this Disney treasure. It is absolutely worth a day out!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:29 AM   #17
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I am so happy that other Disney Fans are finding this Disney treasure. It is absolutely worth a day out!
Forgot to mention, that for Christmas, my DH got me the Walt Disney Family Museum book... which is now out and available on their website. I devoured it and I reminisced about my recent visit in October (see previous post). Living in New England, we don't get to San Francisco often. But next time I am anywhere near I will visit the museum again!
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:29 PM   #18
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Lovin that Walt Disney Museum

Me and my wife became members to the Museum and checked it out for the first time on 01/09/10 and loved it. We got tickets for 12:00PM and left the exhibits at 3:30PM and we still could not see everything. I thought I knew allot about Walt Disney until I visited this Museum and relied I knew nothing. Then at 4:00 we went down to the Theater that they have on the lower level and watched a screening of 20 Thousand Leagues under the Sea. This theater is small but very nice. I plan to go back to the museum for special exhibits and to watch more films in there theater. I know I could watch these films at home, but there is something about watching them at the museum on the big screen. Next month Lady and the Tramp, I can hardly wait. If anyone is interested in going I do recommend it. Parking is free and the museum is worth every penny, bring your walking shoes.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:16 PM   #19
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Thank you all so much for the info here ~ we are planning on visiting California in 3 years time for our silver wedding anniversary and this is going to be a must-do!
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:30 PM   #20
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Thank you. We're hoping to visit California for the first time this summer. I didn't know about the museum and it will be high on our list of must do's.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:11 PM   #21
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Thank you all so much for the info here ~ we are planning on visiting California in 3 years time for our silver wedding anniversary and this is going to be a must-do!
Our visit to the museum was part of our silver anniversary celebration. Congratulations in advance to you!
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #22
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Just thought I'd bump this for the summer just in case people are curious
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:06 PM   #23
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I went earlier this month with friends and we had a wonderful time. We got there at 12:30 and left around 6 and did not see everything. I too loved seeing the Lilly Belle and many other personal items. What hit me the most emotionally was reading his hand written letters. I thought I new a lot about Uncle Walt but boy was I wrong. He led a facinating life of perserverance and determination. I left feeling very inspired and can not wait to go back hopefully later this summer since my DD (15) who soaks up everything Walt couldn't make it that day
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #24
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Aw man. I was so hoping to get a visit in tomorrow with my dad, but it looks like we have to put it off yet again. Just a touch sad over here.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:47 PM   #25
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We went earlier this month and it was incredible. We got to the museum at 10 and were there for 5.5 hours and could have easily been there another 2 hours if we had had the time. I really enjoyed the entire thing but especially enjoyed talking to other people and the CM's at the museum. I felt a little funny that I was standing there crying at the part about his death until I realized that I was not alone. What an amazing person Walt was! That museum only confirms my extreme love of all that is Disney!!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:52 AM   #26
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I live less then 30 minutes away from there and haven't been yet. Maybe I'll go there this week before I head back to work on Thursday.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:28 PM   #27
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We are going to go in early August this year.
I do not understand the tickets and that some people are saying "they got tickets for 12:00".
I thought you just walked up but it seems this is not the case.
If someone can explain how I go about purchasing I would appreciate it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:48 PM   #28
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We are going to go in early August this year.
I do not understand the tickets and that some people are saying "they got tickets for 12:00".
I thought you just walked up but it seems this is not the case.
If someone can explain how I go about purchasing I would appreciate it.
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You can walk up to the desk an purchase tickets, but if you want a guaranteed time, purchase online.

It's just a method of crowd control, to control the flow of traffic. Weekends are probably busier than the weekdays. Look at the beginning of the thread, I posted some pictures and links to help people out, JIC here it is again:

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Old 06-26-2010, 11:43 AM   #29
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If you walk up you may not be able to get in at all. It's the same price whether you do it online or there. You can even book it the same morning that you want to go if it's available. Since I never know what I'm doing I can never preplan but I do still want to go, maybe on Monday.
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I volunteer at the museum, and I'd say the best time to go is early. Get a 10 a.m. ticket so you'll have time to unhurriedly see all the exhibits and the monthly movie, if you want. During the weekend, there tends to be an after-lunch rush that lasts until 3 p.m. or so. (Museum is closed Tuesdays.)
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