Storytelling is so much more than entertainment. Its ability to connect people and to aid in communication cannot be overstated. Walt Disney famously said, “That’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.” He believed in the immense power of storytelling to change lives. As a result, it should come as no surprise that storytelling is the very heart of Disney’s theme parks.
While spinning a tale can draw the attention of your audience, nothing is quite as powerful as immersing your listeners within your story. And that’s the secret to the success of Disney Parks thanks to the storytelling talents of our Walt Disney Imagineers.
More than just creators of amusement, Imagineers create experiences that drop visitors right into the middle of the action, whether it’s shrinking down to the size of a toy in Toy Story Land, having a snack at Gaston’s Tavern, or mingling with Xandarians on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
Disney Imagination Campus offers a front row seat to explore the power of storytelling used every day by our Imagineers through the Arts & Humanities curriculum.
Students learn the unique ways that Imagineers tell countless stories. From learning about design and model making, to exploring writing scripts and conceptualizing costumes, you’ll discover how multiple touchpoints work together to advance each story.
Within our learning laboratory of The Disney Parks, uncover how Imagineers successfully create these immersive environments—and the importance of doing so. Along the way, students gain valuable critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills while collaborating to find solutions through two workshops.
Uncover the concepts, philosophy, and tools Disney Imagineers use to bring our theme parks to life. Through an inside look at Disney’s unique design approach, you’ll dive deeper into how a theme park actually works.
Discover how storytelling is at the heart of theme park design––and learn a few tricks of the trade! In this fun and informative experience, you’ll tap into how Imagineers engage all five senses in storytelling to create immersive environments. You’ll see Disney Theme Parks through a whole new lens as you investigate the elements of story that surround you.
Disney Imagination Campus aspires to be the leading student enrichment provider for educators who believe that imagination and creativity should be part of every student’s educational experience.
Contact a Disney Imagination Campus representative by submitting a request for information about our programs at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, and Disneyland Resort, California. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and course information.