Originally Posted by Mama Khi
Monarchgrrl--- How was your budget trip? We stayed at the Boardwalk for a trip in March only because I randomly got a 40% off e-mail, and now I don't know how we'll be able to stay less than deluxe!
Our budget trip isn't until December. I'll let you know...
Like you said, it'll be interesting
to do it on a budget.
This weekend was the opening of the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. We went and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! If anyone is ever up this way, you should put it on the to-do list. The gallery, poster room and gift shop is all open to the public for free all the time. The poster room had framed original posters of the old movies and some from other countries. Very interesting. The gallery had ALL of Walt's Academy Awards displayed. That was so cool to see! They also had furniture from his Disneyland apartment, tons of awards he was given, etc. The gift shop was amazing!!! There was so much stuff that you can't get anywhere else!
Then the actual museum (which costs) was freakin' unbelievable!!!
I can't even describe it. We spent 3 hours inside and didn't even see all the details. We could literally spend 10 hours and be perfectly happy! There were 10 galleries that each focus on a time frame in his life. Like The Early Years, Hollywood, Mickey- The Beginning, etc. They had vintage Mickey's everywhere. They had awesome videos playing w/ neat graphics. They had original pencil drawings of all the movies and characters. They had original letters he wrote to his wife and brother. They had a huge miniature model of Disneyland that moved and lit up. Basically, you walk through his entire life. And then, not sure why I wasn't expecting it, the last room is all about his death. There are pictures of Mickey crying. I lost it. Bawled my head off!
The museum is so well-done and beautiful! (the coolest part was that one of the Disney family members was behind me in line and was describing all the details to some important guy. I stayed close and heard all her personal stories about the memorabilia! It was awesome. She didn't even know! hehe)
I can't wait to go back!!!