A walk-through attraction located at the Animation Courtyard and adjacent to Voyage of the Little Mermaid, The Magic of Disney Animation lets you take a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney animators created such animated classics asBeauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mulan and The Lion King.

View a brief and humorous film on the animation process (starring Robin Williams), check out animation sketches from popular Disney movies, chat with a Disney artist about the creative process and try your hand at animation drawing during The Magic of Disney Animation. At the exit to the attraction lies The Animation Gallery, which sells books, collectibles, memorabilia, animation cels and more. A Meet and Greet area is located in the Animation Courtyard, where kids can get autographs and have their photos taken with popular Disney characters.


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Virgin Trains breaks ground on South Florida to Orlando leg

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SeaWorld Orlando Electric Ocean Summer Event is Back!

Returning for its third year, Electric Ocean is a celebration at SeaWorld Orlando that begins when the sun goes down.  On select nights you can experience the special fireworks show “Ignite,” along with a live DJ at Club Glow, Pop bubble show, and special versions of your favorite animal shows. You can also sample specialty foods and drinks, including craft …

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Wonderful World of Animation debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“Wonderful World of Animation” is an all-new nighttime experience debuting just in time for Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary on May 1st, 2019. The new show will be a cinematic nighttime projection show featuring state-of-the-art projection technology that will “take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation.” Tips You Might Like Tips to Save Money on …

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Auditions for actors to join Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney is hiring actors for its new, highly anticipated land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is opening up this summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The casting call is for actors at “Savi’s Workshop” located in the “Black Spire Outpost,” an apparel shop which Disney says provides “functional clothing suitable for a variety of occasions and worlds.”  Auditions will be held …

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