Disney museum opens

October 1, 2009 11:41:50 AM PDT
A new museum by the descendants of Walt Disney is open in San Francisco to give visitors an up-close view of the man behind the mouse.

Disney's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, greeted the first visitors Thursday as she cut a ribbon to formally open the Walt Disney Family Museum.

Exhibits follow Disney's life from childhood to his struggles getting established as an artist and his later successes.

Items on display include his many Academy Awards and a World War I ambulance similar to the one he trained to drive as a 17-year-old.

Disney's grandson, Walter E.D. Miller, says Disney spent his life as a storyteller and now it's time for the family to tell his story.

The museum is located in a refurbished building at the former Presidio Army base.

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