Learn to Draw Mickey
  • On Sep 2, 2023
    Claire from Staffordshire 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, we are visiting next summer and I have read about the art classes at the art of animation where you create a Disney themed canvas. Is this experience suitable for a 10 year old? What is the cost? Can it be pre-booked? Many thanks, Claire

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Claire, and welcome to planDisney.  We are so glad you found us and love sharing information about the extra bits of magic around the "place where dreams come true". Walt Disney was one of the greatest storytellers for children of all ages and he did it best through animation. Maybe your 10-year-old is the next great storyteller.

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort places you in the middle of the stories of The Little Mermaid, Cars, The Lion King, and Finding Nemo. Currently, there are no Character Sketches at Disney's Art of Animation Resort drawing classes. However, experiences change with the flick of a wand, and should they bring the character drawing experience back, it is for kids of all ages. By the time you visit in 2024 it may return so keep it in the back of your mind and check in again with us next year closer to your July adventure. There is another location to make character sketches for the budding artist. Rafiki's Planet Watch at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park has complimentary character sketches at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station. This experience may or may not be available when you arrive as experiences are subject to change but as of now, it is offered nine times a day at no cost for all ages.

    planDisney Pro Tip: A quick tip to get your 10-year-old as much Disney Character time as possible. Check out this article on Four Ways to Find Characters.

    Claire, July 2024 will be here before you know it. Thank you again for this wonderful question. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical 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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