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Disney Imagination Campus students sit around a table as they build a small scale roller coaster
This program requires registration before ticket package purchase.

From thrilling attractions to iconic entertainment, Disney Parks are a dynamic real-world laboratory unlike any other. Students explore the physics principles Disney Imagineers use to create new and classic Disney theme park attractions.

Workshop Overview

Disney Imagineers are living proof that creativity and science are integral partners. In this interactive course, students’ curiosity is sparked by stepping into the shoes of Disney Imagineers as they explore how physics is applied to every element of the theme park experience. Here, students work in teams to investigate the role that properties such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, potential & kinetic energy, gravity, and more, play in the design and operation of popular theme park attractions.

Key Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Participate in various hands-on opportunities to apply the scientific method
  • Collaborate with peers in creative problem-solving scenarios
  • Take part in brainstorming sessions involving various design process
  • Hypothesize and experiment to analyze how some theme park attractions work
  • Brainstorm and design concepts for a Guest experience
  • Define speed, velocity, acceleration, inertia, force and friction
  • Compare and contrast attraction experiences and the physics principles governing their operation

Additional Information

  • The program at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is available for students in middle school and high school. However, the course can be adapted for students in 4th and 5th grades*
  • The program at Disneyland Resort in California is available for students in middle school and high school. However, the program can be adapted for students in 5th grade*
  • A minimum of 15 students is required per organized group to participate in this experience
  • *Subject to change. Please see your Disney representative for questions.

Pricing Information

  • For Walt Disney World Resort pricing information, click here
  • For Disneyland Resort pricing information, click here