A Look Back at the Hollywood Studios Animation Station
One of my favorite non-ride attractions at Hollywood Studios was the Magic of Disney Animation. In here, you could participate in exhibits and experience what it’s like to be a Disney animator. They always had sketches up of all the upcoming animated movies, and it was a great place to wander around and get out of the heat!
Animation Station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
There is also an Animation Station, where you had a unique hands-on opportunity to draw your very own Disney character sketch, taught by a Disney animator. I have quite the collection of drawings now, some of which are hanging up in my basement 🙂
These classes were free and you had an awesome souvenir to take home! Unfortunately, all of this closed down back in June as they are re-vamping Hollywood Studios. Apparently, work is underway on a new experience, but no other information is available.
I LOVED going to visit the Animation Station, so much so that I am considering having a go at making some of my own animations. I have been reading about some software called storyboarder (here is the storyboarder download) which lets you draw and create and animation and I thought it might be fun! I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on. I really hope that they bring back the drawing class at Disney in some capacity!
Magical Mickey Link-up
Welcome to the Magical Mickey linkup: the linkup centering around a love for Disney, sharing that love and connecting with others. I hope you find this linkup as a great place to turn to for Disney content each week and help all the bloggers participating out by helping readers find that great mouse-eared content. I’m co-hosting with John from Run. Geek. Run (disney), so of course check out his blog