• On Oct 4, 2016
    Darlene from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    several years ago at Holywood Studios we happened upon an opportunity to gather as a group in a studio type setting with an animatation artist who gave a 20 minute (?) class on how to draw a Disney character. Does this experience still exist?

    Hi Darlene,

    Thanks for coming to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your inquiry. Your memory does serve you well. There was indeed an animation academy, where you could participate and animate a character under the direction of a real animator. Unfortunately, that experience is no longer available. I, too, was hoping to take my children, who are budding little artists, when they got older and just missed being able to have them experience it on our last vacation.

    Never fear, there are so many other wonderful attractions and experiences throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks. Occasionally, you might find artists working at different retail locations that sell fine art, such as Art of Disney or Arribas Brothers, and watch them as they work their artistic magic. These tend to vary by location and time of year, but I hope that you might come across one during your trip.

    Have an amazing trip making wonderful memories!
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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