Immersive Disney interactive experience adds more dates for San Antonio shows

Walt Disney Animation Studios collaboration will now be open through Aug. 13

Lighthouse Immersive Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios Will Bring New Immersive Experience to 9 Lighthouse ArtSpace Venues across North America. Video from Lighthouse Immersive Studios.

SAN ANTONIO – Good news Disney fans — the immersive Disney interactive experience that opened in San Antonio earlier this year is extending its stay in Alamo City through the summer.

Originally scheduled to stay through May 29, the Walt Disney Animation Studios collaboration will now be open through Aug. 13.

Tickets start at $39.99 per person and can be purchased online. All children ages 2 and older will require a ticket to attend. Children younger than 2 can attend free of charge.

The entire exhibit is ADA accessible. Wheelchairs, walkers and scooters are all permitted. Patrons supporting persons with disabilities will receive free admission to the exhibit and do not require a ticket for entry.

The exhibit opens 15 minutes before the first entry time of the day and closes 20 minutes after the start time of the last entry time of the day.

The immersive Disney animation experience is located at the Lighthouse ArtSpace in San Antonio at 221 Burleson in Dignowity Hill, just east of downtown.

View a preview of the immersive experience in the media player at the top of this article.

"Aladdin" from Disney Animation: Immersive Experience (Lighthouse Immersive Studios)

“The collaboration with Lighthouse Immersive is a first for Disney Animation,” said Clark Spencer, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and two-time Academy Award winner for “Encanto” and “Zootopia.” “It’s a dream to bring the best of animated storytelling together with the top experts in the immersive art experience. We can’t wait for audiences around the world, of all ages, to experience the great moments from our legacy of feature films in this incredible way.”

"Moana" from Disney Animation: Immersive Experience (Lighthouse Immersive Studios)

The experience may contain bright and flashing lights that may cause discomfort for people with photosensitive epilepsy. There may also be loud music and effects, according to the website.

“With such a wealth of material and a treasure trove of memorable characters, it will be a thrill to bring the work of all the great Disney animators and performers to life in a 360-degree immersive environment,” said J. Miles Dale.

He is leading the creative team for Disney Animation: Immersive Experience and also won an Oscar for best picture in 2018 for his work in “The Shape of Water.”

“Trailblazing in a new medium is always exciting, and this is truly going to be the most challenging and rewarding project of my career. Being entrusted with Disney’s rich archive of animation is a great honor, but also a tremendous responsibility,” Dale said.

"Frozen" from Disney Animation: Immersive Experience (Lighthouse Immersive Studios)

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