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Walt Disney museum to debut

September 13, 2009|Times Staff and Wire Reports

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 chapters in the life of Walt Disney, from his early years in Kansas City, Mo., to his arrival in Hollywood in the 1920s and his technological innovations, such as synchronizing sound to a cartoon.

Displays include the Oscar statuettes awarded to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" -- one standard size and seven little ones -- as well as the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse and concept art and animation cels showing Bambi and Pinocchio.

Other features 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. Its address is 104 Montgomery St.

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $12.50 for children ages 6-17. The timed-entry tickets are available up to 60 days in advance at www.waltdisney.org.

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