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Animation Academy

Get a hands-on drawing lesson with a Disney artist at the Animation Academy

Disney California Adventure Park

Hollywood Land

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages

Accessibility and Other Information - Opens Dialog


  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
  • Assistive Listening


Interactive, Indoor, Character Experiences, Discovery

Guest Policies

  • Guests may remain in their wheelchair or Electric Conveyance Vehicle to experience this attraction.
  • Video Captioning is available in the courtyard and lobby area only.
  • Wheelchair Access: Inside the theater, refer to the wheelchair symbol imbedded in the flooring for viewing areas designated for Guests using wheelchairs and Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) or ask a Cast Member for assistance.

Discover how Disney characters are brought to life during a hands-on presentation with a Disney artist.

An example of action sketches of Mickey Mouse, drawn on animation paper

The Secrets of Drawing

Enjoy a unique opportunity to draw your very own Disney character sketch. Read More
Disney character sketches, including a drawing of Lightning McQueen, tower high above a wooden desk at Animation Academy

No Reservations Required 

Drawing classes occur every 30 minutes. To participate, simply show up at the Disney Animation Building where you can join in the fun once space is available.
Disney Animation Academy building with scrolling marquee at Disney California Adventure Park

The Disney Animation Building

Animation Academy is just one of several exhibits at this Hollywood Land destination showcasing how Disney movies are made. Read More


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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