How To Cure The Disney Blues With Unlocked Animation

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Do you want to learn how to draw a Disney character from the sofa at home? What if we told you that you can feel like you are sitting in The Animation Experience at the Conservation Station at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, learning to draw iconic characters like Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck, bringing Disney into your own home with professional animation artists from Disney? Well we can, and there’s a simple way for you to join.


Leaving the Disney blues when you’re on vacation at Walt Disney World can be hard. Many of us Disney fans try to cope by buying Disney products at shopDisney or by watching YouTube videos of the most magical place on Earth. Although these are good temporary alternatives, it’s hard to find an activity that mimics the exact feeling that Disney can provide. Some people even try to copy Disney recipes to feel like they’re back on Main Street, USA eating a churro!

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Now, thanks to Unlocked Magic, Disney fans can truly feel transported back to the Animation Experience or, if they’ve never been before, they can pretend they’re back at Walt Disney World by trying out a new offering for the first time. Unlocked Magic has a ton of different features, all with the overall goal of bringing magic to guests.

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Many Disney fans use the system to chat with each other, send and receive news, check DVC availability and, of course, get impossible dinner reservations. Unlocked Animation is another aspect of Unlocked Magic that brings real Disney animators and teaches you how to draw Disney characters in a live class every month. You will be able to learn from a true Disney professional without paying anything extra.

Jason Zucker recently taught a class to teach users how to draw the wizard Mickey. Zucker has been a character artist at The Walt Disney Company for 19 years, so it was a real treat for him. Take a look at the video below!

So if you want to learn how to draw Disney characters from the people who actually draw them every day, click here to sign up! You can use the code: WDWNT And it will be totally free!

How to use the Unlocked Magic Dining Tool

You, too, can enjoy stress-free dining reservations, and here’s how! First, you have to download the app. Click here to go to the web page that has the download link ready and available! (On the App Store, the app is called “Circular Communities”)

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Next, you’ll click on the “Dining Reservation Finder” tab (it has a burger next to it, so you can dream of eating that burger from Steakhouse 71). You can then tap on any of the links which will take you to the booking request screen! All you do here is enter your name, the date you want to dine, how many people you want to eat with, and your preferred time (you can put in a specific time, but we recommend selecting breakfast, lunch, or dinner for the best results!) quick!) Click “Add Alert”, and voila!

Now Unlocked Magic will constantly search for your request and send you a notification once it finds a reservation option for you. You don’t have to do any of the work! We know, it really does feel like the magic of a Disney vacation just got more and more magical.

Unlocked Magic is revolutionizing the way Disney guests can make their dining reservations, and since you’re a WDWNT reader, you can do it for free! You can use the code: WDWNT to unlock a free month of Unlocked Magic, so you can try the site out for yourself. Trust us, once you make that impossible first dinner reservation a reality, you’ll end up just as convinced as we are that this is a must-see for Disney travelers.

A personal favorite aspect of the Unlocked Magic system is that you can set up a dinner reservation request before the 60-day window that Disney allows. That means that the moment your 60-day window arrives, the app will start the search for you, and you can relax! Dinner reservations are often released in the very early hours of the morning, and waking up at that 60 day mark before 6:00 am to try to get your dinner reservations along with everyone else is never too magical, but sleeping while Unlocked Magic does it for you is!

When you use Unlocked Magic, you’ll have unlimited meal requests and be able to search for restaurants throughout Disney property! From the Magic Kingdom to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs and all Walt Disney World Resorts, every location is available! Plus, Unlocked Magic is only $5.99 after your first month free, which is less than a Mickey pretzel!

So if you’re ready to eat, go ahead and head over to Unlocked Magic and start booking those dinner reservations! (Remember, the code: WDWNT will allow you to try Unlocked Magic for FREE!)

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