Ringing Team Wins Imagineering Competition

Design

BY JACOB OGLES SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING WEDNESDAY FEB 4, 2015

A team of students from Ringling College of Art and Design won first place at the 24th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Competition. The annual contest, held since 1992, has been one of the chief ways Disney has discovered talent to hire as Imagineers to design the resort and theme park attractions of tomorrow.

The Ringling team—consisting of Elizabeth Fox, Diana Han, John McDonald and Josh Newton—brought a design for a two-tiered train system imagined as a transit system for New Orleans; the bottom train on this dual-cart monorail would have digital overlays of historic New Orleans projected on top of views of the city as it exists today.

“We are very proud of the professionalism and creativity shown by the Ringling College team in designing such an innovative and imaginative transportation solution,” said Ringling College of Art and Design President Larry Thompson. “We value the time and effort Walt Disney Imagineering allocates to driving the Imaginations design competition and inspiring creativity in universities across our country.”

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