Starting next week (February 22nd), guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be able to learn how to draw characters from the upcoming Disney animated film, Raya and the Last Dragon.

The new experience will be hosted in the Animation Experience in the Conservation Station and will include a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration behind Raya’s sidekick, Tuk Tuk. The experience will be hosted by Kelly Marie Tran, the voice of Raya.

Raya and the Last Dragon Experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom

In addition to this, on the Discovery Island Stage, artists will be creating a 40-ton sand sculpture featuring Raya, Tuk Tuk, Sisu and Ongi. Work begins on the sand sculpture on February 19th and will continue until the 21st. From there, the sculpture will remain on display until the end of March to celebrate the launch of the movie on March 5th.

Raya and the Last Dragon poster

It’s good to see Disney continue to think of ways to make Rafiki’s Planet Watch a worthwhile visit. Outside of the veterinary procedures that happen on a daily basis, there really isn’t a lot going on within that side of the park. It’s a pain given you have to catch the train to even get there.

In addition, this feels like an experience that would fit naturally in Disney’s Hollywood Studios but then again, since when did Disney care about theming anymore?

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