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The Animation Courtyard is a themed land at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This section of the park originally was the starting point for the tours of the park's active production studios. The entrance is marked with a squared "studio arch", much like a real Hollywood studio lot entrance marked. The Animation Courtyard is a home to a number of attractions based on Disney characters of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The Magic of Disney Animation is an attraction that examines the development process of an animated character. It also includes interactive games and exhibits, along with meet-and-greet areas for Disney and Pixar characters.

The Courtyard section also hosts two live shows, Disney Junior - Live on Stage! (formerly Playhouse Disney Live on Stage!), which entertains guests with puppet characters from the shows of Disney Junior, a block of programming on Disney Channel, including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Sofia the First. Across the plaza is Voyage of the Little Mermaid, a show based on the 1989 Disney animated feature film The Little Mermaid, which features glow-in-the-dark puppets, lasers, music, projectors, human actors, and water effects to re-create favorite scenes and songs from the film.

Mickey Avenue

Mickey Avenue, a sub-section of Animation Courtyard, is home to a walk-through exhibit called Walt Disney Presents, which explores the life and legacy of Walt Disney through photos, models, rare artifacts, and a short biographical film narrated by actress Julie Andrews.

Attractions

Current

Former

Shopping

  • Animation Gallery
  • In Character-Disney's Costume Shop
  • The Studio Store

Trivia


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Hollywood Boulevard
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
Echo Lake
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame PlazaFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationIndiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! (Reopening in 2022) • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (Reopening in 2022) • Star Tours: The Adventures ContinueVacation Fun
Grand Avenue
Muppet*Vision 3D
Animation Courtyard
Walt Disney Presents • Disney Junior Play & Dance! • Star Wars Launch BayVoyage of the Little Mermaid (Reopening in 2022) • Disney Junior Dance Party! (Reopening in 2022)
Sunset Boulevard
Lightning McQueen's Racing AcademyBeauty and the Beast Live on StageRock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring AerosmithThe Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Toy Story Land
Alien Swirling SaucersSlinky Dog DashToy Story Midway Mania!
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's RunStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Current Entertainment
Fantasmic! (Reopening in 2022) • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (Reopening in 2022) • Wonderful World of Animation

Seasonal: Unleash the Villains • Rockin' Fourth of July Celebration • Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Former Attractions and Entertainment
The Great Movie RideThe Magic of Disney AnimationSorcery in the SkyAladdin's Royal CaravanThe Sorcerer's HatMulan ParadeStar Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far AwayHere Come the MuppetsDisney Junior - Live on Stage!The American Idol ExperienceStar ToursStar Wars: Path of the JediMonster Sound Show • ABC Sound Studio • Sounds Dangerous! • Jedi Training Sign Up • Muppets Courtyard Streets of America (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set AdventureLights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt ShowStudio Backlot TourEarffel Tower) • Hercules "Zero to Hero" Victory ParadeCitizens of Hollywood • Superstar Television • Disney's Doug Live

Seasonal: Disney Movie Magic • Disney Society Orchestra and Friends

Resorts
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (Opening in Spring 2022)
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