How to Cure the Disney Blues With Unlocked Animation

This article is sponsored by World of DVC.

Want to learn how to draw a Disney character from your couch at home? What if we told you you could feel like you were sitting at The Animation Experience in 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 Disney animation artists? Well, we can, and there is a simple way for you to join in.


Kicking the Disney blues when you’re in between Walt Disney World vacations can be tough. Many of us Disney fans try to cope by purchasing Disney merchandise on shopDisney or watching YouTube videos of the Most Magical Place on Earth. Although these are good temporary alternatives, finding an activity to mimic the exact feeling that Disney can provide is tough. Some people even try to copy Disney recipes so they feel like they’re back on Main Street, U.S.A. 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 you have never done it, you can pretend you’re back at Walt Disney World trying a new offering for the first time. Unlocked Magic has a ton of different features, all with the overall goal to bring magic to guests.

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

Recently, Jason Zucker ran a class teaching users how to draw Sorcerer Mickey! Zucker has been a character artist with The Walt Disney Company for 19 years, so this was truly a treat. 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 each day, click here to sign up! You can use code: WDWNT and it will be totally free!

How to Use Unlocked Magic’s Dining Tool

You too can enjoy stress-free dining reservations, and here is how! First, you have to download the app. Click here to be brought to the webpage that has the download link ready and available! (On the App Store, the app is called “Circle Communities”)

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Next, you will click on the “Dining Reservation Finder” tab (it has a burger next to it, so you can dream about eating that Steakhouse 71 burger). Then you can tap on any of the links that will bring you to the reservation request screen! All you do here is input your name, the date you want to dine, how many people you are looking to eat with, and your preferred time (you can put a specific time, but we recommend just selecting breakfast, lunch, or dinner for the fastest results!) Click “Add Alert”, and you are DONE!

Now, Unlocked Magic will be constantly searching your request, and will 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 truly feels like the magic of a Disney vacation just became ever more magical.

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

A personal favorite aspect of the Unlocked Magic system is that you can set a dining reservation request prior to the 60-day window that Disney allows. That means that the moment your 60-day window arrives, the app will begin the search for you, and you can just relax! Dining reservations often get released at very early times in the morning, and waking up on that 60-day mark before 6:00 A.M. to try and grab your dining reservations alongside everyone else is never too magical, but sleeping in while Unlocked Magic does it for you is!

When you use Unlocked Magic, you will have unlimited dining requests, and you can look at restaurants all over Disney property! From Magic Kingdom, to Epcot, to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, to Disney Springs, and every sing Walt Disney World Resort, every location is available! Plus, Unlocked Magic only costs $5.99 after your first free month, which is less than a Mickey pretzel!

So if you are ready to chow down, go ahead and head to Unlocked Magic and start booking those dining reservations! (Remember, code: WDWNT will allow you to try Unlocked Magic for FREE!)

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