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Walt Disney Imagineering, Pixar And Khan Academy Team Up For FREE, Unique Learning Experiences

Are your kids obsessed with Disney parks and every detail of the attractions? This is an opportunity for a front row seat as Disney pulls back the curtain on theme park design and film animation, with a little help from Khan Academy.

Do you have a child who not only loves the Haunted Mansion, but can explain every detail about the Pepper’s Ghost effect? How do the floating mountains of Pandora manage to float? Imagineering in a Box is a free online program where Disney Imagineers, the creators of the attractions in Disney Parks worldwide, share their diverse talents for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.  

There are 32 videos in the series. Imagineers share how they use a wide range of skills to create immersive experiences. Math, physics, architecture and engineering are married with artistic design to create unique experiences for park guests to cherish. The free online curriculum shares the behind the scenes magic while aiming to ignite curiosity, inspire creativity, and encourage innovation in the next generation of Imagineers. Kids will hopefully be inspired to explore new concepts and think outside the box. 

Pixar in a boxFrom a tutorial on engineering software, to an interactive exercise where participants are encouraged to gather everyday items and create something new, there is something for kids elementary age to high school. The hands-on components of the videos engage kids by enabling them to relate new concepts to real-world examples, all while bringing classic Disney stories to life. Though activities are designed for the classroom, they are easily adapted for families to enjoy at home. Each lesson is approximately two hours. Kids begin by creating a world, followed by the attractions for guest to enjoy. Lastly, they populate their world with characters they bring to life, designed everything from the costumes to the animatronics. 

Imagineering in a Box, there is an additional series called Pixar in a Box.  Here kids can explore the world of storytelling and animation under the guidance of the artists who created Monsters Inc., Toy Story, Up and other Pixar favorites. 

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