A couple months ago we shared that we were able to be a part of the 'Give a day, Get a day' with Walt Disney World here in Florida. After participating in a local clean-up event, we were allowed to upgrade our one day into 4 days for a small fee. Which we gladly accepted.
One of our days was spent at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In general, this is our favorite park. This is THE park we have chosen as our last place to visit with our bonus days. I'm sure everyone has their favorite Disney park they like to visit. And most likely, Hollywood Studios won't be the favorite park on most people's lists. But, for us, this park has almost everything we are looking for.
And, in fact, there is one super special place that we almost missed out on completely. You see ... at Hollywood Studios you will find an unassuming building that walks visitors through the history of some of their animated movies, and through the processes involved in creating a character. For most visitors, it isn't an actual ride, so it's kinda boring. But if you take a moment and visit a special 'unmarked' room inside of this exhibit, you'll be able to take a short class on how YOU can draw a Disney character. Each class is 20 minutes. And they try not to repeat any characters ... all day. So at every single class, you will learn how to draw a completely new Disney character.
This class was so fun, that it inspired us to want to go back to this park again ... I suppose the Rock 'n Roller coaster, and the Tower of Terror helped as well. But this class ... was in a word ... Inspiring. I highly suggest it for anyone who ever visits this park in the future. It is totally worth it.
Here are some of our drawings - for your ... umm .... viewing pleasure.
One note I would add about drawing pictures, which I never knew before.
One of the instructors told us that every second of a Disney movie is made up of 24 picture frames. Every Disney movie has about 90 minutes of play time. That equals almost 130,000 picture frames for a Disney movie. So, even if your one drawing doesn't look that great ... probably by the time you get done drawing 130,000 of them, you'll be a little better at the drawing process. That's a GREAT thought to keep in mind about the concept of 'practice'.