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Disney's Hollywood Studios - Animation Courtyard

The Animation Courtyard is home four attractions that do not really go together. The first being the Voyage of the Little Mermaid which is a mixture of theater effects, film, and puppets. Next is Disney Junior Live on Stage. This show is really geared toward the younger set and is almost the same as the Anaheim version. Star Wars Launch Bay and Walt Disney: One Man's Dream round out the area.

Old Mickey Ave thoughts:
Mickey Avenue consists of two stops. The first is the One Man Dream exhibit which includes some great displays and a great film on Walt Disney (same film as DCA has). This attraction opened to celebrate what would have been Walt's 100th birthday and has stayed open since the celebration and for any history buff or disneygeek its a must see. Also for Disneyland fans you can see Walts office that used to be in the Opera House and Disney says its supposed to be returned some day to its home in Anaheim. The second is a 15 minute continous show on Journey Into Narnia: Price Caspian which features some props from the film and info about the film.

My old review from the 90s-2004:
Here is where you can watch Disney animators at work on the next Disney classic, One of my favorite attractions at WDW is the Magic of Disney Animation exhibit. This is the building where Disney animators are at work (Weekdays and working hours only remember). The show that accompanies the tour is by Robin Williams and Walter Cronkite and its hilarious. The Voyage of the Little Mermaid show is really good too. The only problem with this show is the queue. It is outside and the pack you in extremely tight. If the line is not too bad, like a one show wait it is a great place to sit for a while and relax while being entertained.

Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

This area of the park used to house one of my favorite attractions, the Animation Building. You would be able to watch Disney artists at work and it was great to see the films come to life. It was a unique experience for the park and one that I truely miss. The One Man's Dream film and exhibits are my current favorites at the Studios.

Attractions & Entertainment (Parades, Shows & Fireworks)
Current Attractions:
  • Star Wars Launch Bay (Opened: Dec 04, 2015)
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Opened: Jan 07, 1992)
  • Walt Disney Presents Replaced One Man's Dream (Opened: Sep 08, 2017)
Current Entertainment:
  • Disney Junior Dance Party! (Opened: Dec 22, 2018)
Retired Attractions:
  • Disney Junior - Live on Stage! (Oct 01, 2001 - Sep 01, 2018)
  • Walt Disney: One Man's Dream (Oct 01, 2001 - Sep 07, 2017)


Dining Options
  • None
Quick Facts
  • The feature animation unit in Orlando was shuttered in early 2004
  • Retired Attractions:
    • The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
    • The Magic of Disney Animation

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