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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Win some, lose some

According to a source close to the Disney family,  Tom LaBonge came very close to achieving his ultimate fantasy with a Disneyfication of Griffith Park. The park lucked out this time, and the Presidio lost out big time.

Poor Presidio.
Walt Disney Family Museum opens San Fran Oct. 1

SAN FRANCISCO — Starting Oct. 1, you’ll be able to get a taste of Disney in San Francisco. That’s when The Walt Disney Family Museum opens, with 10 galleries focusing on different chapters in the life of Walt Disney himself, from his early years in Kansas City to his arrival in Hollywood in the 1920s to his technological innovations, like synchronizing sound to a cartoon.

Displays will include the Oscar statuettes awarded to “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” — one full size and seven little ones — along with the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse and concept art and animation cels showing Bambi and Pinocchio. Other exhibits include listening stations, interactive displays and more than 200 video monitors.

The museum consists of three historic buildings set in the Presidio, a former Army base with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The museum is located at 104 Montgomery St. It will be open every day except Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $12.50 for kids 6-17, and will be by timed-entry ticket, available online at up to 60 days in advance.