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The Animation Courtyard opened up with the park and was one of the staples of Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney's Hollywood Studios) until 2003. From park opening until 2003 Disney animators could be found working in the signature attraction for this area, The Magic of Disney Animation, on new Disney films. This includes all of the work of Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, and Brother Bear being completed just at this location.

In addition to the Magic of Disney Animation, the two shows, Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage, are great for the whole family!

While technically part of Mickey Avenue, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream and Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian are considered to be part of The Animation Courtyard according to this site. Mickey Avenue used to continue down to where the Studio Backlot Tour is, but with the addition of Pixar Place, this "land" has shrunken significantly and blends into The Animation Courtyard fairly well.

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Walt Disney: One Man's Dream allow for guests to get up close and personal with props from various Disney films and artifacts dealing with the man that started it all.

The current attractions are The Magic of Disney Animation, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, and Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.


Fun Facts: You can find some of the handprints of the original animators in the courtyard that is near the entrance to The Magic of Disney Animation.


Touring Tips: The Voyage of the Little Mermaid can get crowded as the day goes on. You will have a better chance of getting a seat if you attend one of the first shows, or if you arrive later in the day.

Reader Reviews: If you'd like to have your review of the The Animation Courtyard posted here, send an email to Review@fromscreentotheme.com.

   

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