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Disney Magic at Home: Draw Mickey Mouse at Home with a Disney Parks Artist

More and more of us are looking for special things to do that bring some magic to our days as we face the challenges we have before us (mainly being around the kids 24/7). That’s why we’re so excited to share with you that Disney is working hard to bring magic into your days with at-home educational content, such as the Imagineering in a Box, and with today’s feature, how to draw the true original, Mickey Mouse! Catch all the details below!





 

Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Thomas Smith:

If you’re looking for a fun, creative way to add some Disney magic to your day, we’re sharing something special – a complete series of how-to tutorials on drawing Mickey Mouse through the years.

Disney cast member Stephen Ketchum has been drawing Mickey at Disney Parks for years and has expert tips for artists of all skill levels. While the parks remain temporarily closed, we’ve combined Stephen’s best Mickey tutorials and the collection includes learning to draw a vintage 1920’s Mickey as well as lessons on creating more contemporary and whimsical “pied-eyed” versions you’ll want to show your friends and family.

 

First, we’re beginning with easy to follow instructions on how to draw Mickey as artists would have created him in the late 1920s.  You begin with a simple circle and then use lightly drawn curved lines to create Mickey.

 

Drawing a more contemporary looking Mickey has just a few different shapes added.

 

And finally, creating a perfect “pied-eyed” Mickey begins with an oval shape instead of a standard circle followed again by lightly drawn curved lines to finish your own work of art.

Grab some paper and try all three Mickeys now!  Use #Disney and #BetterTogether on Instagram and tag us at @DisneyParksBlog with your artwork, and for a chance to be featured.

And be sure to keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more stories like this.  In the meantime, we’re sharing some of our other most popular character tutorials for you to try today:

Editor’s Note: The parks will reopen, so we will continue to offer articles for planning purposes. Please enjoy this related planning article for your next trip to Walt Disney World!

RELATED ARTICLE: Ultimate Character Checklist: 9 Best Places to Meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World

by Mike and Jamie Sylvester

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E… Mickey Mouse! Go ahead, sing along! Mickey Mouse may have made his first appearance to the world back in 1928, but even in 2020, he is still one of the most popular animated characters and top Disneyland and Disney World mascot in the world! So, it’s no wonder that when Disney guests make their way to Disney World, they want nothing more than to seek out Mickey, get an autograph, and take a photo with the loveable mouse.

We’ve gathered a list of what we feel are the 9 best places to meet the famous Mickey Mouse. Between Meet and Greets and Character Dining experiences, it’s easy to plan for a least one (if not more) of these opportunities to meet Mickey! As you’ll see below, Mickey has a pretty cool and diverse wardrobe that he likes to show off. Which outfit is your favorite? We hope this helps you to plan accordingly, so you’ll get a photo of your dreams with Mickey.

This information is accurate as of March 17, 2020. Please check Time Guides for the most up-to-date information as Mickey is a popular mouse, and his schedule (and his pals’ schedules) may change!





 

9 – Seasonal Mickey

  • Location: Hollywood Studios – Hollywood and Vine Restaurant
  • Costume: Match Seasonal Theme – Springtime, Summertime, Halloween, and Christmas Gear
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: Dining Required
  • Times: Dinner, 4:15pm – 8pm
  • Typically Joined by: Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy

8 – Farmer Mickey

  • Location: Epcot – Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Costume: Flannel Shirt and Jean Overalls
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: Dining Required
  • Times: Breakfast, 8am – 10:30am / Lunch, 11:30am – 3pm / Dinner, 4pm – 8:30pm
  • Typically Joined by: Chip ‘n Dale, Pluto

7 – Safari Mickey

  • Location: Animal Kingdom – Tusker House Restaurant
  • Costume: Safari Hat and Gear
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: Dining Required
  • Times: Breakfast, 8am – 10:55am / Lunch, 11am – 3:30pm / Dinner, 4pm – 6:30pm
  • Typically Joined by: Donald, Goofy, and Daisy

Safari Mickey

6 – Hawaiian Mickey

  • Location: Polynesian Resort – Ohana Restaurant
  • Costume: Hawaiian Shirt and Flower Lei
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: Dining Required
  • Times: Breakfast, 7:30am – 12:30pm
  • Typically Joined by: Lilo, Stitch, and Pluto

Ohana Mickey with Hawaiian Outfit

5 – World Traveling Mickey

  • Location: Animal Kingdom – Discovery Island’s Adventures Outpost
  • Costume: Explorers Hat and Gear
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: FastPass+ Available
  • Times: Park opening – 30 minutes until park closing
  • Typically Joined by: Minnie





 

4 – Chef Mickey

  • Location: Contemporary Resort – Chef Mickey’s
  • Costume: Chef Hat and White Chef Coat
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: Dining Required
  • Times: Breakfast, 7am – 11:30am / Brunch, 11:35am – 2:30pm / Dinner, 5pm – 9:30pm
  • Typically Joined by: Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald

Chef Mickey

3 – Original Mickey

  • Location: Epcot – Inside entrance to Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Costume: Original Mickey Costume – Black Jacket, Yellow Bowtie, Red Pants
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: no
  • Times: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Typically Joined by: Solo

Mickey Mouse at Epcot

2 – Sorcerer Mickey

  • Location: Hollywood Studios – Commissary Lane’s Red Carpet Dreams
  • Costume: Blue Sorcerer Hat and Red Robe
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: Standby Line Only – no FastPass+ Available
  • Times: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Typically Joined by: Solo (Meet Minnie in the same line, just a separate set)

Mickey at Hollywood Studios

1 – Magician Mickey

  • Location: Magic Kingdom – Town Square Theater
  • Costume: Magician’s Outfit with cape
  • Environment: Indoor
  • Dining/FastPass+: FastPass+ Available
  • Times: Park Opening – 30 Minutes Prior to Park Closing
  • Typically Joined by: Solo

There you have it! Pick one or pick them all – you’ll have a chance to meet our favorite Mouse around. We also think a special note is in order for those attending the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and/or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Be sure to take a moment locating Mickey, as his costume is excellent at both of these special ticketed events!



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