Imagineering in a Box

Want to build a world? Here's how - for free

Some people have pretty high aspirations about what they’re going to do during the school shutdown/quarantine/stay-at-home order – from cleaning the house to learning to play the guitar.

Here’s a thought: Why not learn how to build a world?

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Sounds a little ambitious, right? Disney can make it happen. It’s famed corp of world-creators, it’s Imagineers, have made available a free series of lessons that walk you through what it takes to create an immersive, believable, fascinating world – like its renowned theme parks.

Imagineering in a Box, a free program through Khan Academy, shows how it’s done. And as you can imagine, it’s not a simple process – but it is possible.

There are a lot of disciplines involved, and therefore a lot of lessons to be learned. But what a fun way to learn.

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“Have you ever wondered how theme parks come to life? 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 the different aspects of theme park design, from characters to ride development, as you design a theme park of your very own.”

A multi-step series that shows how each of these disciplines plays a role takes participants from the very beginning of the process, from creation to design to bringing it to life.

And there’s no shortage of inspiration infused throughout.

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Even if you’re not feeling up to creating an entirely themed world, Imagineering in a Box is a fascinating look at what it takes (and took) to build some of the most world-renowned destinations on the planet.

Think of it as a documentary for the ultimate Disney geek.

It all starts here: Imagineering in a Box.

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