Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Character Close-Up, when I first heard about it, sounded like a way to get up close and personal with the characters.  Then I learned more about it, and learned that what it actually is an interesting exhibit full of original artwork, fascinating 3-D models, and other details that describes how the artists came up with final versions of the characters that we know and love.

The Character Close-Up is located in Hollywood Land at Disney’s California Adventure Park, in the same building that houses the Animation Academy.  If you remember, that building is Disney Animation building, and houses the following attractions:

  • The Animation Courtyard
  • Animation Academy
  • Character Close-Up
  • Sorcerer’s Workshop
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

It sounds to me that this will be a very interesting building to just take our time in and explore all of these interesting facets of Disney Animation!  What are your thoughts about the Character Close-Up and all of the other parts of the Disney Animation building?  Please let us know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!