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Workshops Virtual
Sat, Feb 20 | 1–2:30pm PT

In the 1960s, Walt Disney worked on a plan called the “Florida Project” which included an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, or EPCOT. The unique concept for this urban city featured futuristic technologies and different ways of living, and would change as the years progressed. Join us

Workshops Virtual
Sun, Feb 21 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

Walt Disney originally wanted to create an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow in Florida, utilizing new ideas about urban design and city planning. Join us as explore the original ideas of EPCOT and other futuristic communities, then become the architect and designer of your very own

Posted on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 11:37

We are excited to present our revamped WD-FM podcast! Join Bri and new co-host Chris for our first Museum Musings episode, featuring museum updates, upcoming programs, and an interview with our Public Programs Manager Tracie Timmer. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for our Deep Dive episode later this month where we will be taking a closer look at Walt Disney's first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

Workshops Virtual
Sun, Sep 13 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Before he started producing his own Laugh-O-gram films, Walt Disney worked for the Kansas City Film Ad Company producing stop-motion commercials using paper cutout animation. Join us and learn more about the history of stop-motion animation, learn techniques of how to create hinged paper puppets

Talks Virtual
Wed, Feb 17 | 5:30pm PT

Join animator Ron Husband as he shares behind-the-scenes stories from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), Pocahontas (1995), Fantasia 2000 (1999), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Treasure Planet (2002). 

Special Events Virtual
Fri, Feb 12 | 6pm

Love is in the air at The Walt Disney Family Museum! Join us for a live virtual event highlighting Disney romances, including the twitterpated tales of three iconic couples: Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Marc and Alice Davis, and Walt and Lilly Disney. In addition, learn to make three delicious cocktails

Talks Virtual
Sat, Feb 13 | 11:00am PT

We invite you and your family to celebrate Lunar New Year with a Virtual Storytime of Mulan’s Lunar New Year with Author Natasha Yim. In this special presentation, learn about Mulan’s family traditions and the history behind the festive annual celebration.

Posted on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:32

Released 70 years ago in 1950, Beaver Valley was the second installment in the True-Life Adventures series. As Production Supervisor Ben Sharpsteen recalled to Disney archivist Dave Smith in 1972, the film “was Walt [Disney’s] choice all over—‘We’ll make a picture about beavers.’”

Talks Virtual
Wed, Feb 10 | 5:30pm PT

In the midst of World War II, a group of American soldiers captured a German spy and discovered a plot to create a master-race of horses by stealing a band of Lipizzaner white stallions. What ensues is a covert rescue mission, recreated by Walt Disney in his 1963 film Miracle of the White Stallions

Talks Virtual
Wed, Jan 13 | 5:30pm PT

Join actor Jonathan Freeman as he shares behind-the-scenes stories from voicing the villain Jafar in the Aladdin franchise and appearances on Broadway in Disney's Mary PoppinsThe Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.

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Fri, Jan 29 | 5:30pm PT

Since its publication in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been interpreted by hundreds of artists and filmmakers, including Walt Disney in his classic 1951 animated feature film. Continuing in this tradition, pop artist Camille Rose Garcia weaved together her

Our employees strive to achieve and perpetuate the values Walt held so closely in his work and life: 

  • We are dedicated to the mission of the museum and the vision of Walt Disney. 
  • We believe that a quality experience for visitors is possible only when there is a collaborative desire for a job well done and a “can do” attitude. 
  • We strive for excellence in everything we do. We value the diverse contributions of each individual with respect and without judgment. 
  • We foster an atmosphere of supportive challenge and allow the development of insightful, collaborative, and innovative ideas.

We believe that to achieve the level of quality associated with Walt Disney, each person, as an individual and as part of a cohesive team, contributes to delivering a quality experience to every guest of The Walt Disney Family Museum.

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Posted on Wed, 11/25/2020 - 12:54

In 2019, The Walt Disney Family Museum was gifted one of two existing Mousegetars belonging to beloved head Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd. Manufactured by Candelario Delgado of Candelas Guitar Shop, the custom-made tenor guitar was previously part of the Jimmie Dodd Archive housed at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) University in Valencia, CA.

A Team Effort: Inspecting Some New Artistic Treasures on Display
Posted on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 17:06

One of Walt's many great talents was stimulating other artists, inspiring them to create stunning works of all types. Explore some work by Walt’s staff, only recently rotated onto display in the museum’s main galleries.

Posted on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 12:28

Need something to do while you are stuck inside? We have compiled ten articles exploring different facets of Walt's life for you to read, and are starting a Blog Club on our Facebook page to foster discussion on these topics.