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All About The Walt Disney Family Museum and Tomorrowland #InsideOutEvent

I was provided with an all expense paid trip to bring you the details about this movie and others. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.

When I went to San Francisco to learn all about Inside Out, I was also taken to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum. What a treat that was! Get prepared for photo overload!! I couldn’t narrow it down so I added lots of photos. There’s so much to see, it’s really amazing!  As a huge Disney fan, I couldn’t wait to learn even more about the genius behind Disney, Mr. Walt Disney himself. 

The museum was founded by Walt’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller and brings Walt’s legacy to life. It was owned and operated by the Walt Disney Family Foundation, until it became its own new, 501(c)3 non-profit, California public benefit corporation—The Walt Disney Family Museum Inc.—in 2014.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Walt Disney Family Museum

This is the outside of the museum and yes, the Golden Gate Bridge is behind it in the not too far distance.


It’s gorgeous to view from the back of the museum as you are walking through. (this shot is zoomed in, but still….gorgeous!)


The museum tells the early story of Walt’s life and has numerous facts like he was paid $50 a month to draw pictures in his early years! It was so cool to see his early drawings, too. 

Early drawings of Mickey Mouse

Some of my favorite things in the museum were the earliest known drawings (approximately 1928) and Mickey Mouse merchandise.

Mickey Mouse older versions

Look at this Mickey merchandise! Mickey looks so different than today’s Mickey, yet so similar!  


This entire wall of scenes represents just a few short seconds of an actual cartoon! It’s really intriguing to see the amount of work that goes into it!  


Another favorite of mine is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs so I was all over the information about this movie. It was really amazing to see these items in person. 


In these jars were the actual colors used for the three-strip process, new from Technicolor in 1932!  


 Did you know that day before Time magazine was to be released with Dumbo on the cover Pearl Harbor happened?  I loved learning little tidbits like this about the history of Disney and the history of our country at the same time. 

Lilly's Oscar Charm BraceletMost of us women love jewelry and romance, right?! Well, this is the Oscar charm bracelet that Walt had made for his wife that represented the Oscars he had won. I loved learning the little details about Walt’s personal life, including how sweet he was to his wife. 

The Lilly Belle

It’s The Lilly Belle!! When I saw this train I really wished my kids were with me! They would have loved this! 


It was even more intriguing to see the original proposals for “The Florida Project” and Disneyland.  

Model of the Disneyland of Walt's ImaginationModel of the Disneyland of Walt’s Imagination  

Tomorrowland was created by Walt Disney as a section of Disneyland in 1955. It was a time when Americans imagined an optimistic future. 

tomorrowland_PosterThe Walt Disney Family Museum even had the original Tomorrowland Disneyland  posters! With this movie coming out soon, it was awesome to be able to see the original ideas from Walt. 


It was very sad learning about the end of Walt’s life. He was pretty young when he passed and he accomplished so much during his years. I love seeing the drawings from various news sources as a tribute to Walt. 

More About Tomorrowland

Don’t forget Tomorrowland will be in theaters THIS Friday, May 22! Here’s more information about it! 

Tomorrowland Poster #Tomorrowland

This Mystery Adventure is rated PG and stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Robinson. It will be in theaters Friday, May 22, 2015. 


From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Here’s the featurette:


 Are you going to go see Tomorrowland this weekend? 

What would you be most excited to see in The Walt Disney Family Museum?

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