We almost didn't make it. In fact, we almost decided to 'cut' The Walt Disney Family Museum out of our plans. However, we had rented a vehicle for the day to go to Muir Woods, so we figured this was the perfect chance to get out to the Museum and see what it was all about.
I must say: this is one of the best laid out [museums] I have ever visited. I frequently visit museums and galleries on my travels and found that this Museum just had a natural flow to it. Picture Ikea as a Museum but without the endless signs and arrows and rigid path. this Museum was functional, efficient in its use of space, yet extremely engaging.
In true Disney spirit, there are endless amounts of activities and quality videos to immerse yourself in Walt's history. I found that the two hours I had (we arrived late due to Muir Woods) was just enough time to see all of the highlights, but left room for a return visit, much like Disney theme parks.
If you're a Disney fan, and even if you're not, this is a great museum to attend. Despite being an icon and an institution himself, Walt's personal life was mostly unknown to me. I knew the basics, but that was it. It's remarkable how fascinating one man's life can be when you take the time to learn it, especially the way the Walt Disney Family Museum has presented it.
In my opinion, I think Walt would be proud...and you'll be engaged, enlightened, and have a bit of fun along the way!