Here’s How Animal Kingdom Will Celebrate Raya And The Last Dragon

Allyson KoernerAnimal Kingdom, Blog, News

draw tuk tuk from raya and the last dragon at the animation experience

Those visiting Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World will be able to enjoy some celebrations in honor of Raya and the Last Dragon.

Disney Parks Blog announced on Feb. 15 some brand new offerings are coming to Animal Kingdom as a way to honor Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest release Raya and the Last Dragon.

From a fresh animated drawing experience on Rafiki’s Planet Watch, to some behind-the-scenes goodness, to a giant sand sculpture, the park isn’t shying away from bringing the movie to life at Animal Kingdom.

Here’s what you need to know about the offerings that will begin in February.

Celebrate Raya And The Last Dragon

draw tuk tuk from raya and the last dragon at the animation experience

It doesn’t get cuter than learning to draw Tuk Tuk at The Animation Experience. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Beginning Feb. 22, you’ll be able to draw characters from the movie at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station.

FYI: This experience allows you to draw alongside an actual Disney animator and it’s definitely not to be missed.

As you can see above, visitors will be lucky enough to learn to draw the adorable Tuk Tuk, who is Raya’s best friend that’s also part-pill bug, part-pug, and part-high speed off-road vehicle. Yes, you read that last part correctly and I’m pretty sure we all need this type of faithful companion in our lives.

Better yet, this experience will even offer a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration for Tuk Tuk shared by Kelly Marie Tran (voice of Raya) and Awkwafina (voice of Sisu).


Thanks to readers like you, we’re able to bring you news without bombarding you with annoying ads. Please consider supporting us directly by subscribing to our print edition, and make sure to sign up for our FREE newsletter so you never miss out on the latest at Disney World!


Finally, guests will get to watch as a team of two artists create a 40-ton sand sculpture at the Discovery Island Stage.

In over 24 hours, these artists will creative the sculpture entirely out of sand to emulate Raya, Tuk Tuk, Sisu the last dragon, and the Ongi. The display will also be set in the fantasy world of Kumandra.

The sculpture will be made entirely out of sand and it will take a team of two artists to complete it — in just over 24 hours.

Mark your calendars, because you can catch the artists at work starting February 19 through February 21.  The giant sand sculpture will only be available for a limited time through the end of March.

Disney+ subscribers can exclusively stream Raya and the Last Dragon beginning March 5 by purchasing Premier Access for $29.99. Disney hasn’t announced when the movie will be available to stream without an additional fee.


Are you excited for these Raya and Last Dragon offerings at Animal Kingdom? Let us know what you’re looking forward to most over in the comments on our Facebook page!


About the Author

Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.