What is Imagineering in a Box?
Imagineering in a Box is a free, online program available through Khan Academy and is part of Disney’s commitment to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine by providing them with inspiration and opportunity through transformative programming. Modules compile expertise of Disney Imagineers from hundreds of career disciplines
around the world to share with users of all ages.
As part of the 32 educational videos, the program leverages Disney’s expertise in science, technology, engineering, arts and math to help close the opportunity gap and set up youth for success, and allows users to create themed experiences.
What are the modules about?
The first module focuses on how Imagineers create themed lands to bring stories to life. Users are encouraged to brainstorm and design their own themed land and refine it throughout this lesson.
The art and engineering of attraction design is the second module for this series. Users design a concept for their own attraction and put their idea to the test in a ride simulator exercise.
The third lesson covers how Imagineers bring dimensional characters to life.
Users will design their own character prototype and practice animating it.
What is Walt Disney Imagineering?
Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is the creative and engineering force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide, along with overseeing merchandise product development and Disney’s games and publishing businesses.
Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals who build on Disney’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. As an innovation-driven business, Disney Imagineers imagine and develop immersive experiences that connect with people all over the world. Disney is
committed to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine by providing them with inspiration and opportunity through transformative programming.
What is Khan Academy?
Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy’s mastery learning system and content platform includes thousands of exercises, videos, and articles that cover a range of K-12 subjects and is always free for teachers, students, parents, and learners.
More than 18 million learners use Khan Academy every month. Khan Academy relies upon donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals around the world. For more information, please visit khanacademy.org