Learn to Draw Disney Villain Animals at The Animation Experience in Animal Kingdom

Things are getting a little evil just in time for the Halloween season in Animal Kingdom‘s Rafiki’s Planet Watch!

Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Since Rafiki’s reopened, The Animation Experience at Conservation Station, has been teaching visitors how to draw characters from The Lion King.

Just in time for Halloween you’ll now be able to learn to draw Bruce from Finding Nemo, Hopper from A Bug’s Life, ShereKhan from The Jungle Book, and Tic Toc from Peter Pan.


This is in addition to Scar and Ed from The Lion King, who have been in the rotation at the Animation Station.

Animation Experience
Animation Experience

The Animation Experience is available as a FastPass+ selection, standby entries are also available.

Have you tried the Animation Experience yet? Let us know in the comments!

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4 Replies to “Learn to Draw Disney Villain Animals at The Animation Experience in Animal Kingdom”

  1. Our family is so glad they brought this back. We got to draw Scar in August. I like the new space being used for this experience – a lot more people can draw at the same time. Can’t wait to do it again in December!

  2. I have not tried it yet but I am so happy that they brought the animation experience back to the parks. I have lots of great memories with my family at the Hollywood Studios animation classes and was very disappointed when it was closed. Thanks to Disney for bringing back one of those special places that make Disney better than all others.

  3. Just did this in August with my two younger children, we were drawing Simba on one occasion and Timon on another.

    Did this more than two decades ago at DHS and that was Goofy.

    Great to see this activity is back in the parks.

    Best art I’ve ever drawn, though it is by no means even “Good artwork” by anyone’s standards. I can’t usually draw stick men decently. So this exercise did turn out much better than I expected.

    It is an entire family activity in an air conditioned environment at AK. Well worth the time.

    The Disney Animators’ jobs are definitely not at risk from me!

  4. Neither my wife, nor I are artists in any way shape or form. But we learned to draw Pumba at AK Rafiki’s Planet Watch. We had a Disney Animator teach us and it was a lot of fun. We didn’t have children with us but I believe older children would love the experience.