Our hands-on, interactive workshops provide a behind-the-scenes look into all the aspects of filmmaking and special effects that take place every day in our theme park and on our studio lot! As part of our commitment to education, we’ve designed programs to meet California State Standards while providing project-based curriculum.
VIP Student Backlot Tour
This tour takes students behind-the-scenes to visit closed sets, working sound stages, and even the incredible prop warehouse.
WaterWorld Technical Tour
Research and observe the fascinating secrets behind the special effects of WaterWorld® in a special on-site class. Discover the mystery of the Seaplane landing, the Mariner Jet Ski entrance, and the Deacon switch-off effects. With the assistance of a WaterWorld technician, students produce mathematical equations that explain the designs for each special effect.
Special Effects Tech Tour
Students will experience some of the technical secrets of Hollywood, such as green screen effects, stop motion photography and digital imagery. Working industry professionals take you through the technology behind some of your favorite box office hits!