Theme Park Bits: Disneyland Childcare, Shocking Water Park News, and More

/Film | 6/13/2019 | Josh Spiegel
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

Learn how to draw Disney characters at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Disneyland is giving its cast members childcare assistance.

Guests at Universal’s Volcano Bay water park recently got a literal shock.

And more!

As a diehard, forever booster of animation, I am especially pleased by this announcement from Disney about a new attraction of sorts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as part of the promotion for the new Lion King remake. Starting July 11, you can head over to the Conservation Station to take part in drawing classes of wildlife creatures, inspired by how Walt Disney and his animators went straight to the source for films like Bambi. The Animation Experience, as it’s called, may be a limited-time event, so if you want to learn how to draw Simba or Pumbaa, head over there quick.

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Here’s some more good news from Disneyland, and this is the kind of announcement that I would hope every major corporation would make. All of the cast members at the Anaheim resort will have access now to childcare assistance, as part of a program priced at $10 million a year. The details on how much assistance is being offered, to both full- and part-time cast members, aren’t included, but Disney making this effort is a step in the right direction for many of its cast members who might be struggling with this simple but necessary life need. Good on them.

Speaking of Disneyland, it wouldn’t be a Theme Park Bits column if I didn’t have at least one Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge update for you. Here’s a potentially unsourced one based on the experience of YouTuber Jenny Nicholson: for at least one cast member, there’s one word they just can’t...
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