The Themed Experience Design Competition

Introducing a New Design Competition

Compete to create the best ride experience you can dream up!

You have been given the task of coming up with the next big theme park ride! It is your job to come up with the story behind the ride, tell us why you chose it, and design it in whatever method you choose. Become the next imagineer and come up with the next ride experience!

The Details! The Prizes!

When creating your ride you will need to consider the following: 

  • Story - Every themed ride starts with a story. Who are the characters? It has to be original (no using existing movies, television shows or books)
  • Creativity - How original or creative is this idea? Is this original or just a repeat of what's been done?
  • Technology - What new technologies will you have as a part of the experience?
  • Feasibility - How doable is this? This has to be grounded in some reality (we'd all want to ride something in the clouds, though!)


Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card (can be awarded to teams up to 3)
  • Second Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card (can be awarded to teams up to 3)
  • Sponsoring Teacher of grand prize wins a $300.00 Amazon gift card.
  • You will be featured on



Contact us here.

Featuring an industry leading panel of contest judges including:

  • Matt Eckert, President, Holiday World and Splashin Safari
  • Mk Hailey, Veteran Disney Imagineer
  • Rodney Heiligman, CEO, Lifeformations
  • Monica Humphrey, Director of Exhibits, Indianapolis Children's Museum

Sign me up!

Are you ready to take the plunge and become the next world renowned rider designer?

The Schedule

  • February 18, 2022 - Contest Opens
  • March 28, 2022 - Entry Deadline
  • April 25, 2022 - Professional Feedback Session (Zoom)
  • May 9, 2022 - Submission Deadline
  • June 1, 2022 - Winners Announced