A magnet for preschoolers, Animation Courtyard is home to Voyage of The Little Mermaid, a live show featuring Ariel and her angelic voice, as well as Disney Junior – Live on Stage, an interactive presentation starring Mickey Mouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirate gang, Doc McStuffins, Princess Sophia and other Disney Junior television stars. During the latter performance, kids can sing and dance along with their favorite characters, pop bubbles and “catch” gold doubloons that “fall” from the sky.
Just outside, Disney Junior stars meet up with fans to pose for pictures and sign autographs. Kids can fill more pages in their autograph books after visiting The Magic of Disney Animation, a 15-minute presentation that includes a character-drawing lesson. In this area, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse greet guests regularly.