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Old 08-08-2018, 06:00 AM   #1
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Animation academy gone from AoA?

I'm hoping to try the Animation Academy on our trip to WDW next week, but can't find a schedule or any reference to it from an official WDW source. Did I miss my chance?


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Hi, Kim! I donít know the answer...but I was just thinking about you this morning!
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If you are referring to the one in DHS it is sadly gone...I miss it too!! For a while they still had an animation class in Disney Quest, but now that is gone as well. If you are a DVC member there is an animation class at Wilderness Lodge.
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I'm hoping to try the Animation Academy on our trip to WDW next week, but can't find a schedule or any reference to it from an official WDW source. Did I miss my chance?


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The drawing classes were still being held when we were at AoA in June. They were in an area at the far end (closest to luggage services) of the check-in counters/stations. Classes were held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily. I've always had a hard time finding anything in writing (from Disney) about the classes. I can tell you that when we were checking in at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday morning in June, the seating area was already full (20ish people).
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This is super sad.
Such a great experience.

We tried to do it every time.
Even saw an engagement that the CMs helped pull off there once.
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UPDATE: I called Disney once and they said no, but I tried again and got a confirmation that they are still happening. Still at 11, 2, and 5 in the lobby/cartoons area of AoA lobby. I went out twice on my August trip. First time we drew Mickey, second time Minnie.


I actually struck up a friendship with Jason, the CM who leads these every day but Monday and Tuesday. He's a chatter and has a former CM friend living in my hometown, so we found a lot to gab about after the class. Fun guy!
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Animation academy gone from AoA?

Thatís so cool. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy the animation classes, even though I am not very good at it.


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If you are referring to the one in DHS it is sadly gone...I miss it too!! For a while they still had an animation class in Disney Quest, but now that is gone as well. If you are a DVC member there is an animation class at Wilderness Lodge.
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