Founded by Walt Disney’s eldest daughter, The Walt Disney Family Museum opened in 2009 in one of the historic brick Montgomery Street barracks. The permanent galleries offer deep insight into Mr. Disney’s creative risks, failures, and triumphs through personal artifacts, including the first-known drawing of a now-iconic mouse. The museum also screens Disney classic movies in its theatre (films change monthly). You can add a film to your admission ticket, or only view the film without admission.
Among the more impressive objects in the permanent collection is the two-story multi-plane camera, which allowed Disney’s 2D animations to feel 3D in the pre-digital era. There is also a 13-foot model built to the specs of Walt Disney’s original vision of Disneyland.