Did you know that Disneyland can sometimes be just too much stimulation for young kids? They can start to get cranky and antsy and just not that much fun to be with? It's even worse if it's hot outside (which for us- that wasn't a problem- mid 70's the whole week). Anyway, Disneyland is a lot of fun but sometimes you need some down time. Some people that have kids will go back to their hotels and rest- that idea didn't sound like fun to us. Some will take in a show- but that too can add to the over stimulation. We found the perfect solution. In the back lot at California Adventure Park, they have an animation academy. In the animation academy, you can take 25 minute art classes. They teach you how to draw different characters every half hour. The kids LOVED it and so did the adults.
Our first class was Pluto (Ivy's absolutely favorite character). Our second class was Jack Skeleton. We only did two classes, but we also explored the rest of the Disney Animation attraction.
Scott, my dad, my mom, Jade, Ivy and I each gave it a try. Can you guess below who drew what? I'll give you number 1- Ivy. Heehee, you probably had guessed that one.
Leave me a comment and the first person to get all six Pluto's right will get a prize. And, the first person to get all six Jack's right will also get a prize.
Give it a try! Remember I listed the 6 of us above.
And, next time you go to Disneyland, take a half hour break and try your hand at sketching Disney characters.
What fun! Thanks so much for telling us about this "Disney secret." We were just at Disneyland and California Adventure in November...and we must have walked right by the animation academy. Maybe we'll stop and "take a break" there next time...
Good Luck... I'm not sure which ones are mine ):
I decided to take the challenge seriously and I was able to identify Scott and Ivy's renditions. I could also pick two that belonged to either Grandpa or Jade, but when I narrowed the choices to two, I couldn't tell which was mine and which was Amy's. Interesting.
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