Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Walt Disney Family Museum and the Incredible Growing Walt!

I just got home yesterday from Disney's big fan event, the D23 Expo in Anaheim. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you've already gotten a taste of the many sights and experiences that went on at the Anaheim Convention Center. Over the next few days, I'll be throwing in a few more, with plenty of pictures and more words than will fit in a standard tweet.

The Walt Disney Family Museum's booth
at the 2011 D23 Expo
At the Expo, crowds were large and lines were long for the many stage presentations (poor crowd management by Disney if you ask me, but that's a conversation for another time). The best way to avoid the waiting, however, was to roam the main floor among all the pavilions and exhibits. There were delightful discoveries at every turn.

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. This 40,000 square foot facility stands as an amazing testament to the life and career of Walt Disney. I've visited the museum on several occasions and I never cease to be mesmerized by the many fascinating and interactive galleries that trace a young man's journey from humble Midwest beginning to a perch atop an entertainment empire.

I spent some time at the Museum's booth at the Expo and was lucky enough to bump into Disney historian Paul Anderson, who had a "tall tale" to tell about a curious photo of Walt at Disneyland with two of his Davy Crockett stars.

Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum online at www.waltdisney.org.


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