The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog

Posted on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 14:17
Posted on May 11, 2017

Submarine Voyage opened on June 14, 1959 as part of a major expansion of the park that also included the addition of the Monorail and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Walt looked on proudly as the new fleet was christened with a champagne bottle by Mildred Nelson, wife of the U.S.S. Nautilus’ chief machinist.

Posted on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:48
Posted on May 9, 2017
Walt Disney assigned Harper Goff to a project known by some as “Disneylandia,” and Goff drew up the little “Mickey Mouse Park” concept art, which inspired the nickname “the Second Imagineer.”
Posted on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:53
Posted on May 8, 2017
Diane Disney met Ron Miller on a blind date while they were students at the University of Southern California. On May 9, 1954, they married, and spent nearly 60 years together, raising seven children.
Posted on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:33
Posted on Apr 24, 2017

Frank was employed by The Walt Disney Studios on September 24, 1934—he was employee #224. Animating complex characters and sequences throughout his illustrious career, he had an essential role in nearly every animated feature produced during Walt’s lifetime.

Posted on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:54
Posted on Mar 24, 2017

Ub Iwerks was a man of many talents. He was a prolific animator and a brilliant technical mind. He was Walt’s Swiss Army knife, a man who was to Walt whatever he needed him to be.

Posted on Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:47
Posted on Mar 19, 2017

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s summer of love we are screening some classic 1960s Disney films all summer long, including The Gnome-Mobile, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Posted on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:10
Posted on Mar 10, 2017

One story was about rubber and another was about a flying car; inspired by the stories of Samuel Taylor's short stories, the writers at The Walt Disney Studios created The Absent-Minded Professor.