Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today I have the great pleasure of recapping a particularly magical California day that I've long anticipated sharing with you! This, my friends, was to be a bucket list checking kind of day, because we were to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco! I can hardly wait to give you a tour, trip report style!
Day 6 - Thursday, September 15, 2016
First things first, time for a bathroom break. This is something I'd normally leave out, except this was no ordinary bathroom. Check out the hidden Mickey in the placement of the mirrors! Too cute! I should mention that I don't make a habit of taking pictures in restrooms and we were the only ones in there. ;)
Disney Magic is in the Details. Check out these Mary Blair inspired floors! Aren't they the cutest?!
Let's get to touring the museum now, shall we?
The first area you enter is a room filled with countless certificates, awards, various honors, and trophies. So many wonderful things to check out!
I was immediately drawn to was that famous statuette with seven miniature statuettes that Shirley Temple had the honor of awarding Walt Disney for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
Walt Disney had an apartment put in above the firehouse at Disneyland. (We loved seeing the lantern within it still aglow during our visit to Disneyland ...to be shared in a future trip report. ;)) These are original furnishing from that apartment.
"I came to Hollywood and arrived here in August 1923 with forty dollars in my pocket and a coat and a pair of trousers that didn't match. And one half of my suitcase had my shirts and underwear and things and the other half had my drawing materials. I was a little discouraged with cartoons at that time. I thought I was getting into it too late. In other words, I thought the cartoon business was established in such a way that there was no chance to break into it. So I tried to get a job in Hollywood, working in the picture business so I could learn it. I would have like to have been a director, [but] before I knew it I had my drawing board out. I started back at the cartoons and I was able to secure a contract for twelve of these short films." - WALT DISNEY
"He was always worried, but always enthusiastic. Tomorrow was always gonna answer all his problems." - ROY DISNEY
Vintage Mickey Mouse Toys and Memorabilia
For those of you, like me, who swoon at the sight of vintage Disney goodness, here's a closer look at these goodies...
The Multiplane Camera
You can learn more about Walt Disney's Multiplane Camera here.
At this point in our trip we didn't know that we'd soon visit the actual Griffith Park Carousel where Walt dreamt up Disneyland. The spot where this dreamy bench originally sat! Stay tuned for that magical trip report, it will certainly be one of my favorites to come!
The girls enjoyed playing with an animatronic that could be controlled with a joystick.
After leaving the museum we traveled down the road to beautiful Monterey! I look forward to telling you all about that next Trip Report Tuesday!
Don't forget that you can catch video footage of our adventures on my family's YouTube channel,
Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat!
Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat!
In case you missed the earlier California trip reports and you're interested, here are some direct links for ya!:
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