Opening Celebration for “Walt Disney’s Trains”

“Walt Disney’s Trains” presented by Napa Valley Museum Yountville

organized with the Walt Disney Family Museum

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From November 10, 2018 through March 31, 2019, Napa Valley Museum Yountville will presentWalt Disney’s Trains.

The Opening Celebration on Saturday November 10, 2018 is from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. This Opening Celebration will be a chance to experience this extraordinary exhibition with curator Michael Campbell, longtime Disneyland announcer Bill Rogers, representatives of the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Napa Valley Wine Train and the Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society, as well as other Disney experts and collectors who made this exhibition possible.

The Exhibition opens with a ribbon cutting at 11 am on Saturday November 10, with regular Admission Prices applying on Opening Day from 11 am to 4 pm.

The Opening Celebration on Saturday, November 10 from 4 to 7 pm is
FREE for members;
$30 for Non-Members and
$20 for Kids
Includes Museum Admission, with $5 audio tour downloads available for purchase.

Tickets to the Opening Celebration are now on sale: Click Here

Regular Museum Admission During “Walt Disney’s Trains”:
Members: entry is Free plus audio tour is $5.00 extra
Non-Member Adults (18 to under 65): $20.00 including the audio tour
Non-Members Seniors (65+): $15.00 including the audio tour
Youth (6–17): $10.00 including the audio tour
Children (5 and under): Free
Admission is also Free for residents of the California Veterans Home and Active Duty Military.

Wines by Silverado Vineyards will be served. Proceeds benefit the Napa Valley Museum Yountville’s 501c3 nonprofit arts and education programs.


This family-friendly exhibition, organized with The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco, explores the influence that railroad trains had on Walt Disney’s life and work. It also tells the story of how his railroading legacy lives on to this day in Disney films and theme parks around the world. The exhibition includes a wide variety of artifacts, firsthand accounts, archival videos, images of Walt and his trains, and one-of-a kind items, including Walt Disney’s own Carolwood gondola railroad car, an illuminated model of Disneyland’s Main Street USA, and a custom model train created in partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Train by the Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society.

Visitors will learn how Walt’s passion for trains inspired Disney studio short cartoons and feature films and influenced his personal life at home. Guest curator Michael Campbell, President Emeritus of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, constructed the exhibition to reflect Walt’s railroad journey from his early years to the creation of Disneyland and beyond, and reminds us that — over a century later — Walt’s railroading influence remains a vibrant and relevant force. Includes an exclusive audio tour created by exhibition curator and Disney trains expert Michael Campbell, narrated by longtime Disney announcer Bill Rogers, plus Disney train-themed merchandise in our Museum Store.

Image above: Walt Disney, 1951; Collection of LOOKMagazine, photo by Earl Theisen; courtesy of the Library of Congress; © Disney
Please note: NARMS free admission does not apply to this special exhibition. BofA Museums on Us cardholders receive discount admission on the first weekend of the month. Support for this exhibition provided by the Napa County Tourism Improvement District – Yountville and the Napa County Arts & Culture Advisory Committee, and by the Patrons and Members of the Napa Valley Museum Yountville, with the generous assistance of the Walt Disney Family Museum.