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Sorcerer's Workshop

Many lamps hang from the Sorcerer's Workshop ceiling

Disney California Adventure Park

Hollywood Land

Guests Can Be
Any Height
Age Interest

Pre-schoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages

Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
Interests

Interactive, Discovery, Character Experiences

Guest Policies
  • Guests may remain in their wheelchair or Electric Convenience Vehicle to experience this attraction.
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue and proceed to the Courtyard Gallery, the main lobby of the building. From here, select from the show options listed below and proceed to the appropriate entrance.
Learn how Disney animated characters come to life with fun, hands-on exhibits about drawing, personality and voice.
A girl practices a pencil drawing of Minnie Mouse at the Sorcerer's Workshop

Magic Mirror Realm

Descend into the cavernous dungeon of a medieval castle and create your very own animated drawings. Interactive exhibits teach how the principles of persistence of vision trick the eye into believing that still images are in motion. While you work, don't be surprised if a famous visitor appears in the magic mirror on the wall.

In the Beast Library, a girl and her mother look at a storybook

Beast's Library

Answer questions posed by an enchanted book and find out which Disney character your personality most resembles. Are you a hero like Mulan or a villain like Scar? Come find out! The room itself—modeled after the Beast's secret library in Beauty and the Beast—shifts character all around you, astoundingly going from faded disrepair to pristine grandeur and back again every 4 minutes.

Ursula's Grotto, at the Sorcerer's Workshop, is built with giant bones

Ursula's Grotto

Journey below the waves into the secret underwater grotto of Ursula, the villainous sea witch from The Little Mermaid. Ursula steals your voice and uses it in a classic Disney movie clip. Choose from a variety of famous scenes that feature either speaking or singing roles. Keep an eye out for Ursula's henchman Flotsam and Jetsam as they slink and slither around the room!

Disney Animation Building at Disney California Adventure Park, Sorcerer's Workshop location

Discover the Disney Animation Building

Sorcerer's Workshop is only one part of the Disney Animation building. Other areas of the building provide even more opportunities to learn all about the art and history of Disney animation, in an entertaining, interactive, hands-on environment.

  • Animation Academy
    With help from a Disney artist, enjoy a unique opportunity to draw your very own Disney character sketch.
  • The Animation Courtyard
    Still images, video clips and music illustrate the creative process—from pencil to pixel—at this gallery in the main lobby.
  • Character Close-Up
    Sketches, maquettes and an eye-popping, 3D Toy Story Zoetrope demonstrating how still sculptures can become fully animated make this a must-see for all animation lovers.
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
    Gather ’round a “window to the Pacific” for a live chat with the totally tubular turtle from Finding Nemo.

Sorcerer's Workshop

Friday, April 25, 2014

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