Disney Family Museum faces roadblocks

The Disney Family Foundation plans to open a museum at the Presidio in San Francisco. But there is some question as to whether such a museum belongs there. Now the foundation wants to expand their original idea and renovate even more of the original Presidio buildings. That’s making even more people unhappy.

Let me editorialize again… I think that the whole idea of having a Disney Museum in a region where Walt Disney spent almost no time in his life is the dumbest idea. Surely there is some building in Glendale or Burbank (or even in Marceline if they have to) that can become the permanent home to the Disney Family Foundation collection. The only reason I can think to build the museum in San Francisco is its close location to the family’s current business, vineyards. A location at the Presidio would be like building the Gettysburg Museum in New York City because some of General Meade’s descendants live there now.

Can someone with some sense and a building in Burbank or Glendale please step forward?

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2 thoughts on “Disney Family Museum faces roadblocks

  1. In agreeance

    I am in agreeance with the person that submitted the comments back in July posing as “What Would Walt Do?”. Again, The life and all that this man has created and left behind is no one location. There are Disney fans and followers the world over. So please, be a little more “open-minded” as the person stated.
    Being that it is the closest city to where Ron and Diane live today (who ARE the Walt Disney Family Foundation), it only make SENSE that they would be close to the museum they are heading up. Would you personally want to be living in Northern California, and commute to work in Missouri?? Pretty unrealistic you’d agree. Well this is their work, and where they live, and this is where it’s going to be whether you rant about it or not. Also, why does it attack you on such a personal level anyway? Why do you even care??

    On MY personal level, I am excited as hell about it. Being that I have decided to dedicate MY time, talents and life to the Walt Disney dream, and am currently working at the studios in Burbank, yet being originally from Marin County (Northern California) where the air is clear, I look to the museum there as the perfect place be! I would LOVE to move up there and seek employment with the Disney Family and get to be “back home” near my own family. To have a musuem dedicated to the man who started it all, and then add clean air and the beauty of Northern California, it’d be the best of both worlds for me!!

  2. runningstreamiii

    Walt Disney is an icon, an inventor, and great mind and inspiration. Anywhere the Walt Disney Museum is built will be a gift to the surrounding community. However, this Californian is grateful to only have to fly 1 hour to view the exhibitions.
    Burbank has no room for such a museum, and since Walt loved the many landscapes of America, why not erect the museum in northern California. Good for the family and the local economy.

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