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How to entertain your Disney-obsessed kid this summer in Shanghai

From the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland to new drawing e-classes, here's where to get some of that Disney magic

Photograph: courtesy Shanghai Disney Resort
Looking for new ways to keep your little Disney princes and princesses entertained this summer? Not only is 'the happiest place on earth' now cautiously back in action (after closing at the end of January, Shanghai Disneyland reopened with a series of new safety measures in mid-May), there are also plenty of ways your kids can get close to their favourite characters online.
Schedule a Zoom call with princesses

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Schedule a Zoom call with princesses

Been video-chatting with family, friends and colleagues like crazy recently? It turns out, your children’s favourite Disney princesses are also up for a quick hello via Zoom.

Princess & Me, a US-based entertainment company, decided to bring its character visits to the virtual realm. Now’s the time to let the little ones chat with Elsa, Ariel, Moana and their other favourite fearless heroines.

Even better? Disney’s leading ladies are also available for group video calls, so if you’re hosting a virtual birthday party in the near future, this is the perfect entertainment option. (Singing, crafts and magic tricks are on the list!) Sounds like a fairytale to us!

Free Disney art classes
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Free Disney art classes

It's simple: All kids need to do is grab a piece of paper, sharpen a pencil and hop online. The Disney Parks How to Draw Series on YouTube will keep little illustrators busy all afternoon. The pros at The Magic of Disney Animation walk viewers through what it takes to draw famous characters: Anna, Elsa, Bell, Tinker Bell, Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, Jack Skellington and, of course, Mickey Mouse. (Walt Disney did say, ‘I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.’) 

Frozen 2 documentary
Photograph: courtesy Walt Disney Animation Studios 

Frozen 2 documentary

Arendelle magic and the Frozen universe is making its way to Disney+. Not only will little princes and princesses be able to watch hit film and its sequel on the streaming service, but soon they’ll be able to go behind the scenes of one of the greatest Disney movies of all time.
Beginning June 26, a six-part documentary titled Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 will debut, and needless to say, we’re readying our Elsa dresses and prepping our vocal chords for the occasion.

This is the first time we’ll get an exclusive look at what it takes to bring a Walt Disney Animation Studios film to life, according to Broadway World. Plus, who doesn’t love the star-studded cast like Indina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, etc?

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