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  • Jun 16, 2017

    Beyond the Magic Skyway

    The 1964/65 New York World Fair debuted four original attractions from WED Enterprises, one of them being Ford's Magic Skyway.

  • May 11, 2017

    Walt’s Deep Sea Adventures: Tomorrowland’s Submarine Voyage

    Walt Disney was very proud of his Submarine Voyage fleet, and rightly so, as it was once referred to as the eighth largest submarine fleet in the world.

  • May 9, 2017

    Harper Goff: The “Second” Imagineer

    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.”

  • May 8, 2017

    Ron and Diane Get Married

    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.

  • Apr 24, 2017

    Frank Thomas: The Key-Playing Key Animator

    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.

  • Apr 13, 2017

    From Driving to Disneyland Paris: Walt and Europe

    When Walt celebrated his 17th birthday near Paris during the first World War, he had no idea what would one day stand just one hour’s drive away—Disneyland Paris.

  • Apr 4, 2017

    Teen Squad: A Squad Member’s Experience

    The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Teen Studio Squad is a yearlong creative experience for teens in the Bay Area.

  • Mar 24, 2017

    Ub Iwerks: Master of Animation and Technology

    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.

  • Mar 19, 2017

    Celebrating 50 Years of Riding Along in the Gnome-Mobile

    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.

  • Mar 10, 2017

    Walt’s Last Adventure: The 50th Anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean

    First known by the title Blue Bayou Lagoon, what came to be Pirates of the Caribbean was Walt’s crowning achievement in full-dimensional storytelling.