When I discovered the Magic of Disney Animation at Hollywood Studios, I fell in love with it. When they closed it to replace it with Star Wars I was pretty bummed. The good news is that it still exists in Disneyland (California Adventure) and Disneyland Paris! If you’re not familiar, you can go back there and they have drawing classes about every 25 minutes. An artist will guide you step by step through how to draw your own Disney character. I’m not much of an artist myself, but with their guidance my drawings come out pretty good! It’s a fun experience and it also provides you with a free souvenir that you made yourself!
There are apparently almost 50 different characters available to draw. The one that you get is dependent upon what the artist feels like doing. A lot of times they will ask the crowd which ones they’ve done already, to try and get as many new ones as possible. There’s definitely a chance you will duplicate, but I’m aiming for as many different ones as I can! I usually get in one drawing per trip. It was a bucket list item to draw 5 different characters. And I’ve actually done 10. Now that I’ve achieved it, I’m aiming for 15 – but it will take longer since I have to wait for my Disneyland trips now!
Here’s a look at who I got to draw:
And check out the other items on my Disney bucket list here:
Have you done any drawing at the Animation Academy? Who is your favorite character to draw?