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  • On Mar 19, 2021
    Mary from UT Asked

    Is there a location at Disney World where artists create and sell semi-custom "made to order" character sketches like those that can be purchased at Disneyana on Mainstreet of Disneyland in Anaheim, CA?

    Hello, Mary and welcome to planDisney!

    Mary, when I’m not vacationing at my “home away from home” (otherwise known as the Walt Disney World Resort), I love looking around my house at the Disney art that beckons back to our trips. Since you’ve brought such a great question about character sketches, I’d venture to guess you feel the same! 

    Now, Mary, while the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort do share much of the same Magic, we don’t have a Disneyana on the east coast. We do, however, have some great spots to find unique pieces around the Walt Disney World Resort that I hope you’re able to check out on your next visit. 

    First, at Magic Kingdom Park I encourage you to visit Crystal Arts on Main Street, U.S.A. While I have not seen “made-to-order” custom sketches, I have seen some jaw-dropping pieces of art that are worth stopping in to see! 

    Another must-do for art lovers is The Art of Disney at Disney Springs. Here artists have been known to stop in, chat and sign pieces for guests! Also at Disney Springs, you’ll find the Silhouette Portraits at Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers. You can have a custom silhouette cut while you wait! These silhouettes that are a classic Walt Disney World Resort souvenir can also be found at the Liberty Square Portrait Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. 

    Now, Mary, if you ever find yourself able to travel during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, you will be surrounded by varying artists and art of all Disney styles and tastes. Around the World Showcase you can stroll through booths that will have you marveling at every stop!

    Finally, Mary, if you’re willing to not only purchase the art, but become the artist, head over to The Animation Experience at Conservation Station located in Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Here a Disney animator will talk you through creating your own Disney character sketch. You might even find that when you get home you're channeling your inner Rapunzel when she painted her walls... because there's room somewhere

    Mary, I hope this gives you a few ideas of where to find a souvenir that will give you fond memories of the Walt Disney World Resort. Please come on back and see us here at planDisney with any other questions you might have. 

    Wishing you a colorful trip! 
    Lauren
     
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney World Resort questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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