Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Fireworks
  • On Apr 8, 2023
    Rachel from England Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Happy Easter. My husband and I both enjoy art; sketching and painting, and we’re wondering whether it’s allowed to bring small art pads and pencils (or even small portable watercolour sets) into the parks (assuming we weren’t causing any obstruction)?

    Hey, Rachel, and welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet to help you plan your enchanted adventures to Walt Disney World Resort and beyond. I am so glad you asked this question because I have two friends who are fantastic artists: one by profession and both by passion.

    Yes, you may bring your art supplies into the theme parks as long as you do not draw (no pun intended) attention to yourself as though you are providing a service as a Cast Member. There are caricature artists in the theme parks and you should make sure you are not mistaken for one of them. Please review the Walt Disney World Property Rules about specific items including tripods, stools, glass jars, etc., that some artists use to create their masterpieces. If you are bringing small items then you have nothing to worry about except how many drawings you are able to make in one day. The perfection of paint, pencil, and pen to capture a moment is irreplaceable and I hope you have a few great places across the pond to hang your artwork when you return home.

    planDisney Pro Tip: A great place to sketch Cinderella Castle is to place yourself facing the castle with your back to the "Partners" statue where Walt and Mickey are holding hands welcoming all Guests to the "The Most Magical Place on Earth." The forced perspective of the turrets at this location makes it look much taller than 189 feet.

    Rachel, please write me back directly with any follow-up questions as you continue to plan your Disney vacation.

    Enjoy making many magical sketches and memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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