Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Dec 29, 2019
    Lori from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Trying to get more information about the drawing class at Art of Animation. Is it worth the trip if you are not staying there? How long does the class go? Do the kids pick what character they draw? I have two boy - 7 and 9 years old.

    Hi Lori!

    Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is my personal favorite resort to explore and stay in. The family suites offered, always “draws” my family in. Did you know those suites have two bathrooms? The Animation Academy Drawing Class that is located in the lobby is currently only available for resort guests. However, your boys can still take a drawing class at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

    The Animation Experience at Conservation Station is open to guests of all ages. To get here you will need to board the Wildlife Express Train at least 40 minutes prior to the experience start time. You can also schedule FastPass+ for this experience!  Each class is approximately 25 minutes long and the Disney animator will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to illustrate your own version of a popular Disney character. There is a featured character to be drawn so your kids will not be able to pick which character they draw. Although, the featured character does change periodically, which means your art collection can continue to grow! (Pro-tip: I usually bring a rubber band, paper clip, or plastic bag to keep our masterpieces together and dry).

    Happy drawing!
    -Shantel
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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