Disneyland is Closed — What of Walt’s Museum?

The (empty) first room of the Walt Disney Family Museum features an ambulance, like the one Walt would have driven during World War I. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)
October 6, 2019: Aboard the Mark Twain on my last trip to Disneyland.
The Presidio has a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)
A baggie containing a stylus “to push the buttons” and a sealed pair of headphones. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)

As alarming as it was — I kind of liked the feeling of being alone in the museum.

The museums many hands-on exhibits, mainly targeted at children, were all deactivated and marked “closed.” (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)
This bench, which once sat in Los Angeles’ Griffith park, is believed to be the place where Walt first imagined the idea for Disneyland.

His fingerprints are literally all over the room.

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Christopher J. Beale

Christopher J. Beale

Independent radio host, journalist and producer in San Francisco. Covering LGBTQIA issues, arts, transit and culture.

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