Gallery 9 & 10: Walt Disney Family Museum Opening very soon

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The opening of the Walt Disney Family Museum is very near. 1st October is the big day where fans, Disney addicts and the regular public will have access to all the beautiful Disney treasures. Just before opening day we have two more preview galleries to show you. Once you seen these little gems make sure to book your tickets for the museum in San Francisco.

Gallery 9 The 1950s and 1960s: The Big Screen and Beyond

lincolnThis prolific period of Walt’s life started with the installation of a scale model railroad on the grounds of his new home, an event that spurred him to develop Disneyland. Walt also created pioneering weekly television shows, and the studio continued creating both animated and live-action films, including the Academy Award™-winning Mary Poppins. Walt was also involved in developing new technologies for installations for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. In the 1950s he announced his ideas for EPCOT, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

disneylandIn a 15 year period, Walt created the templates for family television entertainment and outdoor family recreation while also infusing the promise of space exploration and urban planning with a sense of wonder and awe. From the Lilly Belle, the scale-model locomotive that Walt helped build and install on a half-mile track around his home, to the visionary plans for EPCOT, the exhibits in this gallery present a vivid look at the landscape of Walt’s imagination and achievements during the last 15 years of his life.

Gallery 10 – Remembering Walt Disney

mickeycryingWalt Disney died on December 15, 1966. Reactions from around the world, in newspaper articles, editorial comment, and letters and telegrams present an appreciation of the joy, hope, and inspiration Walt provided to millions of people around the world.

Some general information for those planning a visit.

location
The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street
The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
T 415 345 6800

Hours
Opening Day: October 1, 2009
Wednesday-Monday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Closed every tuesday and on january 1, july 4, thanksgiving day, and december 25

Admissions
Admission for all is by timed-entry ticket
Timed-entry tickets are available online up to 60 days in advance
Timed-entry tickets may not be available at the door
Members: free
Adults: $20:00
Seniors (over 65): $15:00
Students with valid I.D.: $15:00
Children ages 6-17: $12.50
Under age 6 free with adult admission

Are you going to visit the Museum? Let us know how you liked it!

To celebrate the opening there will also be a special concert at the Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY TO PERFORM MUSIC FROM
FANTASIA, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, CINDERELLA, PINOCCHIO, AND OTHER CLASSIC DISNEY FILMS AND CARTOONS
OCTOBER 16 IN DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

CONCERT CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

WHAT: The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) celebrates the opening of The Walt Disney Family Museum with a special concert featuring selections from Disney films Fantasia, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Pinocchio, and other classics Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m. in Davies Symphony Hall.  Conducted by former SFS Resident Conductor Edwin Outwater, the Orchestra will perform three indelible pieces many listeners first heard in the magical Disney film Fantasia: Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, and Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

The Orchestra will also perform the Waltz from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite; the song “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” from the film Cinderella; and “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Completing the program are Rossini’s Overture to William Tell (familiar to many from Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoons); Grieg’s March of the Dwarfs, from Lyric Suite, used in the Disney Silly Symphony short The Skeleton Dance; Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman’s “Feed the Birds – Tuppence a Bag” from Mary Poppins, Walt Disney’s favorite song; and “When You Wish Upon a Star,” from Pinocchio. Special guest soprano Lisa Vroman joins the Orchestra for this concert.

The Walt Disney Family Museum, showcasing the fascinating life and achievements of Walt Disney, opens October 1 in the Presidio of San Francisco.  The museum will exhibit the visionary storyteller, artist and entrepreneur’s early drawings of Mickey Mouse, Disney’s personal letters, Disney family home movies, and the groundbreaking technologies he innovated.

WHO:
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Lisa Vroman, soprano
San Francisco Symphony

PROGRAM:
Rossini / Overture to William Tell
Tchaikovsky / Waltz, from Sleeping Beauty Suite, Opus 66a
David/Hoffman/Livingston / “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” from Cinderella
Morey/Churchill, arr. Bishop / “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Beethoven / Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68
Mussorgsky / Night on Bald Mountain
Grieg / March of the Dwarfs, from Lyric Suite, Opus 54
Richard M. Sherman/Robert B. Sherman, arr. Mac Huff / “Feed the Birds – Tuppence a Bag” from Mary Poppins
Washington/Harline, arr. Bishop / “When You Wish Upon a Star,” from Pinocchio
Dukas / The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

WHEN: Friday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
TICKETS: $15-$70 (half price for ages 17 and under); tickets now available through SFS Ticket Services at (415) 864-6000 or online at sfsymphony.org.

All photos copyright by Disney Enterprises Inc. / courtesy Walt Disney Family Foundation
Description courtesy The Walt Disney Family Museum

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