Inside the Ride


Do you have a favorite Disney ® character? Is there one you just can’t seem to get enough of, so much so that you know every line they speak in their Disney ® film and all the places where they show up at Walt Disney World ®? If you do than you’ll love seeing how these characters came to be in The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Discover how Disney ® characters are brought to life in this incredible hands-on exhibit. Guests will join Mushu from Mulan and a Disney ® animator as they walk you through a fun-filled presentation of the animation process. Together the duo will illustrate the basics of creating animated characters and the importance of character development in Disney ® movies in a nine-minute film that really helps you understand Disney ® animation and how the characters are made.

You’ll go behind-the-scenes of such Disney ® films as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Lion King” all while inside the same building where several Disney ® animated films were created including “Lilo & Stitch,” “Mulan” and “Brother Bear.”

After the show, guests are invited to participate in several different exhibits at Animation Station and experience what it is like to be a Disney ® animator. The interactive displays include:

Animation Academy – Thanks to the help of a Disney ® artist, guests will enjoy a hands-on opportunity to draw your very own Disney ® character.

The Sound Stage - Here guests can create their very own soundtrack to a popular Disney ® movie through the use of sound effects and music.

Digital Ink and Paint – Enhance a classic Disney ® film with splashes of color in this fun-filled exhibit.

You’re a Character – Which Disney ® character are you most like? Find out in this exciting exhibit where everybody’s favorite candlestick, Lumiere from Disney’s ® “Beauty and the Beast” helps guests discover which character. You’ll be asked a series of questions to find out whom you are most like.

Animation Gallery - This walk-through exhibit features animation cels, props and awards from some of Disney’s ® top animated movies.

Animation Station also features some of your favorite Disney ® characters for a special meet-and-greet. Guests can see these characters during select times like after the show or by skipping the film altogether and proceeding to Animation Station.

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