'Walt Disney's Trains' exhibit rolls into the Napa Valley Museum

November 16, 2018

The Walt Disney Family Museum has teamed up with the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville to present the ‘Walt Disney’s Trains’ exhibit. The exhibit will take place in the main and spotlight galleries of the museum from Nov. 10, 2018 until March 31, 2019.


 Lily Belle train | © Wikicommons


Any fan of Disney knows how much Walt loved trains. This exhibit invites guests to experience a more in-depth look at how trains influenced Walt’s life and work. The exhibit features “a wide variety of artifacts, firsthand accounts, archival videos, images of Walt and his trains, and one-of-a-kind items”. Guests will have the opportunity to view Walt’s Carolwood gondola railroad car and a model of Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A. Also on display will be a model train created by the Napa Valley Wine Train in partnership with the Model Railroad Historical Society.


Michael Campbell, President Emeritus of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, built ‘Walt Disney’s Trains’ “to reflect Walt’s 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”.


There are other fun surprises in the exhibit, such as an audio tour given by Bill Rogers — the one and only voice of Disneyland! Make sure to stop by the Museum Store on the way out to shop for some Disney train merchandise.


Tickets prices for the Napa Valley Museum Yountville are displayed below:

  • Members: entry is Free – 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 Free for residents of the California Veterans Home and Active Duty Military


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