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Walt Disney Family Museum to Host Discussion on Disney’s Mineral King Mountain Resort

Mineral King Valley, courtesy Sierra Club

San Francisco, CA, USA — Urban Planner and Community Engagement Specialist Sam Gennawey will host past Disney CEO and Museum Founder Ron Miller and architect David Price to discuss the innovative (and now-forgotten) year-round mountain resort that was one of Walt’s last major projects. This program gives context and detail to a destination resort project that Walt assumed was a fait accompli upon his passing, and explains the forces and opposition that led to its ultimate abandonment. Illustrated with rare images, art, photos, archival documents, and film clips; this program offers insight into Walt’s vision at the height of his final career phase.

The event will take place on January 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Museum’s theater.  For tickets or further information, visit the Museum website.

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global and distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music,listening stations, a 14-foot model of Disneyland and much more.

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