Last semester, another project I filled my 'spare time' with was a project for Walt Disney Imagineering's ImagiNations Design Competition.
We received notice today that our team made it to the semi-finalist round and in fact the the 10 top teams, but they only picked 6 to move to the finalists. I have to say I didn't create much art for this project and took more of a leadership role in order to make sure the project seemed cohesive, got done on time, and fit into 8 slides. So basically all the drawings and paintings done for this project were by my very VERY talented team mates: Paul Cohen, Jocelyn Liang, and Laura West.
In this immersive ride concept, guests can step into the world of Up and take part in an “unplanned” adventure to Paradise Falls with Russell, Dug, and friends. From start to finish, the entire ride experience is divided into three parts: The Line, The Ride, and The Shop. In “The Line,” guests will wait in a queue that winds through the Wilderness Explorer clubhouse, immersing them in that world, while also getting them up to speed on what happened to Carl and Russell after Up ended. The second stage—“The Ride”—is a 4D, seated show that takes guests back to Paradise Falls thanks to an accidental take-off. The closing to the ride is the guests’ exit through “The Spirit of Adventure” dirigible, which doubles as the gift shop.
From start to finish, this ride concept allows guests to connect with their favorite Up characters, feel the excitement of soaring over Paradise Falls, and experience the stylized realism of the movie in a tactile world. As a film, Up is about opening your heart and taking chances. With our ride concept, we hope to inspire our guests to feel the same soaring wonder and excitement of exploration.
- The project was conceived by Art Center College of Design Team and created for the 2011 Walt Disney Imagineering’s ImagiNations Design Competition.
- This project is the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and all rights to use these ideas are property of Walt Disney Imagineering.
- The competition is a way for students to showcase their talents and for Disney to identify new talent.