Animation Academy

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  1. katyringo

    katyringo DIS Veteran

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    this is something I really want to do on our adults only trip as my kids were too young to sit through it before.

    Does the character being drawn change throughout the day?
     
  2. DharmaLou

    DharmaLou Once a Princess, Always a Princess

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    Yes. There is a schedule out front with the schedule for the day.
     
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  4. FFMickey

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    There is a different character every hour. They post a schedule for the day in front. Mickey is always done first thing everyday.
     
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  5. katyringo

    katyringo DIS Veteran

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    Thanks!
     
  6. ExcitedMama

    ExcitedMama DIS Veteran

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    What happened with the refurb? Was it just the outside?
     
  7. Skyegirl1999

    Skyegirl1999 1st pickle of the day!

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    Yes, it was just the outside. They didn’t even close inside.
     
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  8. RobertaMomof2

    RobertaMomof2 Mouseketeer

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    We love Animation Academy :) Enjoy!
     
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  9. MonocularVision

    MonocularVision Mouseketeer

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    I believe it is two different characters per hour? (A new one every 30 minutes?)
     
  10. Bossy22

    Bossy22 Mouseketeer

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    I believe they do a drawing (1/2 hour) then they have 1/2 off so its a new character every hour.
     
  11. DaveNinja

    DaveNinja Mouseketeer

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    its 2 an hour (every 30 minutes). the actual drawing part is only 10-15 minutes long
     
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  12. Bossy22

    Bossy22 Mouseketeer

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    That makes sense! Thanks for clarifying!!!
     
  13. tarheelalum

    tarheelalum DIS Veteran

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    My wife and I did it a couple of years ago and we loved it. We were mad because we have been going to Disneyland for years and had not done it before. It was awesome and I highly recommend it.
     
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  14. RobertaMomof2

    RobertaMomof2 Mouseketeer

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    FYI I have ZERO artistic ability, like if there was a less than zero that would be me. I am able to make something that looks similar to what they draw! That alone makes it worth it to me. My kids love it, we go first thing in the morning and look at the schedule (I take a photo of the display board with the times and who they are drawing to refer to) and we go back and do our favorites. We love it so much.
     
  15. ExcitedMama

    ExcitedMama DIS Veteran

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    Where is the schedule? Is it outside? Or outside the room? Somehow I’ve never seen it.
     
  16. Skyegirl1999

    Skyegirl1999 1st pickle of the day!

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    It's inside the lobby of the Animation Building, down on the end between the Animation Academy and where Anna and Elsa meet.

    They used to have it outside on the street, but they changed that ages ago.

    I'm heading over in about an hour and will grab a picture of today's if I remember.
     
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  17. FFMickey

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    Here's a sample of the schedule when we were there in January. The schedule changes daily but Mickey is always first an hour after park open.

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  18. gortman65

    gortman65 Proud papa to two Mouseketeers

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    What is the "Master Class" in the daily schedule?
     
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  19. lindyv321

    lindyv321 TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!

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    We love it!!! Last trip it was RIDICULOUSLY hot and we did three drawings in a row to escape the heat!
     
  20. FFMickey

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    I believe it is a harder character with more features. I don't remember exactly what it was though.
     
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  21. Winnowill

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    The first time we did it, my DD8 ended in tears, saying that her Daisy Duck "looked like a monster." So we decided to go with something that seemed like it would be less likely to trend monster-ward (Zero), and she did a great job and really built up her confidence. Since then, she's done a great job with all of the others we've done.
     
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