Animation Academy

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Animation Academy
Animation Academy.jpg
Disney Animation building at Disney California Adventure in 2008.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
AreaAnimation Courtyard (The Magic of Disney Animation)
Opening dateMay 1, 1989
Closing dateJuly 12, 2015
Tokyo Disneyland
NameDisney Drawing Class
AreaWorld Bazzar (The Disney Gallery)
Opening date1994
Closing dateSeptember 30, 2016
Disney Quest
Opening dateJune 9, 1998
Closing dateJuly 3, 2017
Disney California Adventure
AreaHollywood Land (Disney Animation)
Opening dateFebruary 8, 2001
Walt Disney Studios Park
AreaAnimation Courtyard
Opening dateMarch 16, 2002
Hong Kong Disneyland
AreaMain Street, U.S.A. (Art of Animation)
Opening dateJuly 14, 2007
Shanghai Disneyland
NameMarvel Comic Academy
AreaGardens of Imagination
Opening dateJune 16, 2016
Disney's Animal Kingdom
NameThe Animation Experience at Conservation Station
AreaRafiki's Planet Watch
Opening dateJuly 11th, 2019
AreaWorld Discovery (Play! Pavilion)
StatusUnder construction
Opening date2022

Animation Academy is an attraction at Disney California Adventure, Walt Disney Studios Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot. The same attraction formerly existed in Disney's Hollywood Studios,[1] and DisneyQuest, which closed in 2017.[2]

Tokyo Disneyland also features an almost identical attraction, named simply Disney Drawing Class, within The Disney Gallery in World Bazaar. The attraction was closed permanently on September 30th, 2016, to make way for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.[3][4]

In Shanghai Disneyland's Marvel Universe, a similar attraction called Marvel Comic Academy is operating. This attraction features Marvel Comic's characters instead of Disney movies characters.

At Disney's Animal Kingdom, The Animation Experience at Conservation Station opened within Rafiki's Planet Watch on July 11th, 2019, and its drawing classes feature popular Disney animals.[5]

The Epcot version will open in Play! Pavilion in 2022 with Edna Mode from The Incredibles making appearances and teaching guests how to draw different Disney characters.


The attraction opened together with DisneyQuest in Walt Disney World in 1998. It was also added[when?] to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure. It can be found within Art of Disney Animation at Walt Disney Studios Park. The attraction opened at Hong Kong Disneyland on July 14, 2007 and is located adjacent to the Opera House in Main Street, U.S.A..

The attraction itself is a drawing session with a Disney animator who teaches guests to draw a Disney character. Guests may take their own artwork home if they want after the drawing session.


  1. ^ "Hollywood Studios: Magic of Disney Animation closing next month". Orlando Sentinel. June 29, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "Indulge in sensory overload at DisneyQuest". Gannett News Service. August 22, 1999. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "東京ディズニーランド内に 「ビビディ・バビディ・ブティック」が2017年春オープン".
  4. ^ "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Opening in Spring 2017 at Tokyo Disneyland Park".
  5. ^ "The Animation Experience at Conservation Station begins July 11".

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