SAN FRANCISCO November 30, 2010 – The Walt Disney Family Museum opened its doors in the Presidio of San Francisco almost a year ago on October 1, and to commemorate its first anniversary, the Museum had announced the launch of a YouTube Video Contest.

From September 27 to November 15, 2010, participants were invited to submit a short promotional video about the one-of-a-kind Museum that explores the fascinating life of Walt Disney, which includes ten interactive galleries that feature early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a 14-foot model of Disneyland and much more.

The Walt Disney Family Museum had produced a short instructional video to outline the contest rules and regulations, which can be viewed at http://wdfmuseum.squarespace.com/contest and at www.youtube.com/user/WDFMuseum.

It was a tough decision, but after a lot of thought and deliberation, we are proud to announce our Contest winners!

Contest Winners:
The Grand Prize package goes to RAY BAILEY. Ray will receive a 3 hour editorial session in the WDFM Learning Center Media Studio, a Kodak PlaySport camera, a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum, dinner for two at La Terrasse Restaurant in the Presidio of San Francisco, as well as a Dual Membership, and a goodie bag from the Museum Store-which includes an autographed copy of the Museum’s book.

The second prize winner goes to CHARLIE WOOD. Charlie will receive an individual one-year membership to the Museum, goodie bag from the store, and an autographed copy of “The Man, the Magic and the Memories”, while the third prize winner, Andres Gonzalez, will walk away with free admission to the Museum, a $50 gift certificate to the Museum Store, and a copy of the book.

All winners and winning videos can be viewed on STORYBOARD (http://wdfmuseum.squarespace.com).

The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney, whose artistry, imagination and vision helped define 20th-century America, has been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco. The Museum illuminates Walt Disney’s tremendous successes, disappointments, and unyielding optimism as he worked tirelessly to advance the art of animation, produce classic motion pictures and develop the first great American theme park. The Walt Disney Family Museum, L.L.C. is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation. Open Wednesday – Monday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on the on the Main Post of the Presidio.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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