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This New Immersive Experience from Walt Disney Animation Could Be Coming to a City Near You!

Are you a Disney fan that can’t make it to the theme parks as often as you like? Well, we’ve got some exciting news as an immersive experience from Walt Disney Animation Studios could be coming to a town near you!

There are so many ways to experience the magic of Disney when you are not yet able to plan a trip to the Disneyland Resort or the Walt Disney World Resort, from events hosted by D23 to Disney on Ice productions and more. The latest Disney experience outside the Parks is sure to be a hit, and we cannot wait to check it out for ourselves.

Disney Animation Immersive Experience

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You may be familiar with the large-scale immersive experiences that have taken the art and culture world by storm over the past couple of years, as similar offerings have been installed in cities across the country themed to Van Gogh, Frieda Kahlo, and even ancient Egypt. The latest of this style of experience, however, is created just for Disney fans.

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience promises to bring Guests into the worlds presented in their favorite Walt Disney Animation Studios films. The event will give visitors the ability to enter locations like Casita from Encanto (2021) and Pride Rock from The Lion King (1994) all while being surrounded by popular Disney characters and beloved scenes from these animated films.

Still not quite sure what to expect? Take a look at the official trailer courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios:

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Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is gearing up to travel to several major cities, kicking off in Toronto this December. From there, the experience will move on to Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, and San Antonio.

If your city is not on the list, be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Animation: Immersive Experience website as it is always possible that more events will be added in the future. And, if you are able to tend, you can sign up for priority access on DisneyImmersive.com.

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

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The official description of Disney Animation: Immersive Experience reads:

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.

Imagine stepping into the Casita with Mirabel from Encanto, being at Pride Rock as Rafiki presents Simba – surrounded by the animal kingdom as the sun rises. Imagine hopping on a train with Judy Hopps and going into Zootopia or taking a magic carpet ride with Aladdin and Jasmine, and so much more….

Now you can! Step into the art and legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios and celebrate the music, artistry and animation from the creators of Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Big Hero 6 and many more.

We will continue to monitor news on Disney Animation: Immersive Experience here on Disney Tips. We’ll see you in the movies!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."