Learn Your Own Disney Magic by Taking an Imagineering Course for Free Online

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If you’ve ever wanted to design your own magical theme park, the time to do it is now. Khan Academy, Pixar and the Walt Disney Imagineers have come together to bring us Imagineering in a Box.

This is a free online course on what goes on behind-the-scenes of designing a theme park and is perfect for anyone who loves rides and always wanted to know how they were created.


In a Disney blog post, Josh Gorin, a creative development executive at Walt Disney Imagineering wrote,

“With so many families at home together right now, we thought this would be an especially useful time to share this program with you.

It’s available to all and completely free.”

In the course, viewers will find more than 30 videos, activities and case-studies.

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Students are led through 3 sessions.

The first is called “Creating Worlds,” and it takes the students through how to develop a theme and designing layouts and landscaping.

The Imagineers explain how to incorporate all the senses to immerse the guests in the land.

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The second session is about creating attractions and rides, including a ride simulator activity. Finally, the third session is about characters–an important component of any theme.

The free program can be found on the Khan Academy website. Show what you’re doing on Instagram and use the hashtags #Disney, #BetterTogether and #ImagineeringinaBox. Tag @WaltDisneyImagineering for a chance to be featured.


You may even come up with a new concept, like @tikiadventurersclub did with Ducktales and Duckburg! And what if Disney tapped you on the shoulder to actually make it happen? That would be pretty magical!

Which lands would you want to see come to life? Tell us in the comments and then go make it happen, fam! The only limit is your imagination!