Imagineering in a Box is an online program created with the help of Pixar and the Khan Academy which anyone can join in with!
It’s completely free and includes 3 main interactive lessons, which you can complete in your own time. These lessons are all about creating worlds, creating attractions, and bringing characters to life!
It’s described on the website as: “Disney Imagineers from hundreds of career disciplines around the world share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design to math, physics and engineering – that all come together to create immersive experiences. Imagineering in a Box allows you to explore different aspects of theme park design, from characters to ride development, as you design a theme park of your very own.”
It’s designed to give hopefuls a glance into the life of a Disney Imagineer and a way to bring their ideas to life. It includes videos from actual Imagineers, real-life case studies, and a mix of interactive activities to help you design your dream theme park experience.
Creative executive director at Walt Disney Imagineering, Josh Gorin said: “When I was growing up, I would visit the Disney Parks with my family and ask, “how did they do that!?” I watched Disney’s behind-the-scenes TV specials and realized that Imagineering was an actual job — it inspired what I studied in school and ultimately led to my current role.
“Today, we are so excited to share with learners of all ages the unique ways that science, technology, engineering, and math can be combined with creativity and design to create larger-than-life entertainment for millions all around the world.
“And maybe, we’ll be helping the Imagineers of tomorrow to get their first start.”
With everything around us completely uncertain at the moment, and a lot of people staying at home, what better time to start? The course is free, so get started today!