The Walt Disney Family Museum Celebrates Five Years

Five years ago today, The Walt Disney Family Museum opened its doors on October 1, 2009. Since then, many have cherished the location for its excellent display of artwork, history and the sharing of Walt Disney’s legacy.

Ron and Diane Miller view space to be museum, September 2007

On opening day, Diane Disney Miller welcomed guests to the museum, located in San Francisco, California. Since then, the open daily museum brings forth many visitors.

During the first anniversary of the museum, Diane shared some word. Here is what she had to say, “Our vision for the museum grew as we realized that whatever we did in my dad’s name would have to be done in his manner: as well as we could possibly do it. . . . The most rewarding thing of all is the way it has been accepted by those who have visited. My goals were that our visitors would leave knowing my dad, inspired by his story, and that the whole experience would be a very pleasant one for them. . . . We are especially grateful for the support of our members, who have been enthusiastic about the museum and supportive of our programs. I want to thank them, and our wonderful staff, who do so much to make the museum experience a memorable one.”

Throughout the years, there have been a variety of exhibits held at the museum. Exhibits such as Between Frames:The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation, MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair and the most recent Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis. 

In addition to exhibits, the museum also has movie screenings, spotlight talks and workshops. In honor of the 5th Anniversary celebration, all month long special events will be taking part. Special book signings and talks are planned for a month long celebration. If you would like to view the calendar list for this month of celebration, please click here.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is a great place to spend your day. If you would like more information on tickets or upcoming exhibits, please click here.

Have you visited The Walt Disney Family Museum? If so, I would love to hear your stories.

Book your next Disney trip through DAPS MAGIC’s travel partner Mouseways Travel! Let Mouseways focus on the details so you can focus on enjoying the magic! Book your next Disney trip at

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

One Response

Share your thoughts and comment!



Hello there, my name is Amanda Alva and I love all things Disney. Here on DAPs Magic I enjoy sharing tips on Disney Parks dining, Disney news and so much more. In addition to writing, I contribute to the DAPs Magic Instagram account. See you in the parks!






Top Posts & Pages
The History of the Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland
A Magically Foggy Night at Disney California Adventure
Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest Returns This Friday on Disney Channel with ZOMBIES Stars
Disneyland Resort Announces 2021 Candy Cane Dates
Sterling K. Brown to Narrate Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional
New Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Starbucks ‘Been There’ Mugs Arrive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas - The Magic of the Holidays at Disneyland
Disney+’s “Chang Can Dunk” Wraps Production