Happy Birthday Walt! Free Celebration at The Walt Disney Family Museum

In celebration of Walt Disney’s Birthday, enjoy free admission to the main galleries and special exhibitions Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Masters of AnimationFresh Starts, and Home for the Holidays at Carolwood on Wednesday, December 5. To commemorate this special occasion, will be a number of exciting activities throughout the day that highlight Walt’s life, work, and legacy. Happy Birthday, Walt!

Upon arrival, please visit the ticket desk to pick up timed entry tickets to the main galleries and Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation exhibition. Limited tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of ten or more are subject to separated entry times. Valid only on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Home for the Holidays at Carolwood

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Enjoy The Walt Disney Family Museum’s holiday tradition with Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, an immersive installation celebrating Walt’s family and love of trains.

The installation includes an elaborate three-dimensional model of the Disney Family home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles—featuring Walt’s personal steam locomotive, the Lilly Belle, chugging along his Carolwood Pacific Fair Weather Route.

A lighting ceremony is planned in conjunction with Walt's Birthday Celebration. Head to The Walt Disney Family Museum and watch the intricate scale model decorated with seasonal lights ceremoniously illuminated.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

To further experience the holiday season at the Disney family home, images of Christmas cards from Walt and Lillian Disney, The Walt Disney Company, and Disney artists, along with personal snapshots depicting Walt and his family, will fill the gallery with holiday cheer. Beloved Disney characters, seen in animation art and ephemera, add to the festive holiday experience.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Complementing this exhibition are December screenings of Christmas with Walt Disney, a film exclusively made for and shown only at The Walt Disney Family Museum during the holidays.

About the Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to the level of fine art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global yet distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology along with a vast collection of historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, myriad interactive galleries presenting early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland and much more. The museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the scenic Presidio of San Francisco.