Disney’s Animal Kingdom Conservation Station Will Offer Animation Experience

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As an art teacher I’m so excited about this!

In honor of the park’s celebration of The Lion King, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be launching The Animation Experience at Conservation Station.

Starting on July 11, guests head over to Rafiki’s Plant Watch to participate in a brand-new experience inspired by “Walt Disney’s own passion for ensuring his animators could develop realistic characters and settings by spending time with animals.”

A new art experience

Guests will learn about the animals of the park and have the opportunity to create a piece of Disney art through an instructor-led animation class. Learn how to draw Simba, Zasu, Pumbaa, Timon and more. Each session will be different and Disney FastPass+ will be offered for this experience with booking beginning today.

This reminds me of the drawing opportunities they used to offer in the Animation Studio at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or during Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts.  I always enjoyed those! Plus it will be over at the new Rafiki’s Planet watch, which I’m glad Disney decided to save!

This would be a great experience for kids, art students, or people who just love animals and / or animation!

While you visit make sure to check out the new Affection Section where guest can interact with animals and the vet center where you can watch the Disney parks vets care for animals.

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Source: Disney Parks Blog,



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