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Why Disney Imagineering Might Be The Best Job Ever

Some evidence from Twitter and Instagram. Don’t read this on a bad day at work.

2. Working in Walt Disney Imagineering is one of the hardest careers in the world to land. Imagineers come up with every piece of Disney’s theme parks, and becoming one is a dream gig for many.


Sam Golden ॐ

@0ctopeace

I had a dream last night that I was a Disney Imagineer which is LIKE MY DREAM JOB but when I woke up i realized it wasn’t true…

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Gilda

@galiberti

Ditto RT @ResourcefulMom: I’ve decided that when I grow up, Iwant to be an Imagineer That must be the best job in the world! #NewFantasyland

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5. But every job has drawbacks and challenges and leads to cynicism now and then, right? RIGHT? False. Disney Imagineers seem to lead a magical and downright delightful existence, according to Twitter and Instagram.

6. The mornings are different.

Morning out in the frontier

— 1SanFran (@Wyatt Winter)

Wyatt Winter

@1SanFran

Morning out in the frontier

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Good morning from Princess Fairytale Hall!

— 43SquareMiles (@Jason Grandt)

Jason Grandt

@43SquareMiles

Good morning from Princess Fairytale Hall!

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10. They definitely seem to eat well.

Enjoying a pork shank in Gaston's Tavern and it's barely 10am. Happy soft opening New Fantasyland! Good day.

— RyanWineinger (@Ryan Wineinger)

Ryan Wineinger

@RyanWineinger

Enjoying a pork shank in Gaston’s Tavern and it’s barely 10am. Happy soft opening New Fantasyland! Good day.

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Going to Disneyland with some of the design team for "research". Aka Imma eat dole whips all day.

— JeffLeinenveber (@Jeff Leinenveber)

Jeff Leinenveber

@JeffLeinenveber

Going to Disneyland with some of the design team for “research”. Aka Imma eat dole whips all day.

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I'm convinced this is why Walt built Disneyland: Parmesan Garlic Fries. Them again, he died at 65.

— 2Manhattans (@Jason Surrell)

Jason Surrell

@2Manhattans

I’m convinced this is why Walt built Disneyland: Parmesan Garlic Fries. Them again, he died at 65.

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14. The delight of being in Disneyland doesn’t seem to fade even when it’s for work.

Disneyland. I am in you.

— JeffLeinenveber (@Jeff Leinenveber)

Jeff Leinenveber

@JeffLeinenveber

Disneyland. I am in you.

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#thatawesomemoment when you remember how you just got paid to spend the entire day at Disneyland. #imagineering

— gaetkoguy (@David Gaetke)

David Gaetke

@gaetkoguy

#thatawesomemoment when you remember how you just got paid to spend the entire day at Disneyland. #imagineering

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17. But even outside of Disneyland, it’s not a bad situation.

@DisneyCruise In the middle of the Atlantic today! #DisneyMagic

— dannyhandke (@Danny Handke)

Danny Handke

@dannyhandke

@DisneyCruise In the middle of the Atlantic today! #DisneyMagic

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My new sweet ride to take around backstage. Needs a name! Ideas welcome.

— kc_makela (@Kirstin Makela)

Kirstin Makela

@kc_makela

My new sweet ride to take around backstage. Needs a name! Ideas welcome.

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I get to watch "Tangled" for research tonight. Best first day of work EVER. I think I'm going to like it here ;)

— RyanWineinger (@Ryan Wineinger)

Ryan Wineinger

@RyanWineinger

I get to watch “Tangled” for research tonight. Best first day of work EVER. I think I’m going to like it here ;)

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Got to look at original concept sketches for Pirates, Haunted Mansion, and Tomorrowland. Really cool to see what could have been.

— Ay_Raz (@Amir Tarazkar)

Amir Tarazkar

@Ay_Raz

Got to look at original concept sketches for Pirates, Haunted Mansion, and Tomorrowland. Really cool to see what could have been.

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22. There’s even Pilates!

24. They handle their cases of the Mondays differently than the average person.

Boba truck for lunch and a new #Frozen song; Monday you're not so bad after all.

— theJindoDog (@Janice Rosenthal)

Janice Rosenthal

@theJindoDog

Boba truck for lunch and a new #Frozen song; Monday you’re not so bad after all.

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The caption for this: “The perfect fix for a case of the Mondays #disneyland #dca #screamin #imagineer hard at work”

27. A lot of Disney Imagineers are really good at drawing. Like…really good.


(Is “doodle” even a fair description?)

rainy day doodle :)

— theJindoDog (@Janice Rosenthal)

Janice Rosenthal

@theJindoDog

rainy day doodle :)

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A doodle from a meeting yesterday. Not sure what we can read into it...

— 1lowereastside (@Andy Sinclair-Harris)

Andy Sinclair-Harris

@1lowereastside

A doodle from a meeting yesterday. Not sure what we can read into it…

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More later...

— 43SquareMiles (@Jason Grandt)

Jason Grandt

@43SquareMiles

More later…

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31. Even their Starbucks doodles are above average.

32. In case you haven’t noticed all the exclamation marks and smiley faces, they’re very cheerful. This is cheerful behavior:

Am I the only one who quietly whispers "Maaaaailed it" every time I drop a letter in the mailbox?

— JeffLeinenveber (@Jeff Leinenveber)

Jeff Leinenveber

@JeffLeinenveber

Am I the only one who quietly whispers “Maaaaailed it” every time I drop a letter in the mailbox?

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@Cindaddy I once heard the expression "Optimist by Choice." That's me...! Thanks!

— 27000Acres (@Alex Wright)

Alex Wright

@27000Acres

@Cindaddy I once heard the expression “Optimist by Choice.” That’s me…! Thanks!

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34. (So cheerful they even joke about not being cheerful.)

I'll live forever! I knew my moods were onto something! @UberFacts: Research concludes that "highly cheerful" people tend to die younger.

— 2Manhattans (@Jason Surrell)

Jason Surrell

@2Manhattans

I’ll live forever! I knew my moods were onto something! @UberFacts: Research concludes that “highly cheerful” people tend to die younger.

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35. They genuinely seem to adore all things Disney…on and off the clock.

drew some #DisneyFrozen fanart today :) I love Anna's costume so much, I've been itching to draw her!

— theJindoDog (@Janice Rosenthal)

Janice Rosenthal

@theJindoDog

drew some #DisneyFrozen fanart today :) I love Anna’s costume so much, I’ve been itching to draw her!

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Happy 58th Birthday to the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland!

— shipleyland (@Josh Shipley)

Josh Shipley

@shipleyland

Happy 58th Birthday to the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland!

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38. Even working on a Sunday seems fun…

39. They’re not ashamed to use the hashtag “love my job.” (Bold.)

40. And man, do they love it.

Truly, this is the BEST job in the WHOLE world.

— RyanWineinger (@Ryan Wineinger)

Ryan Wineinger

@RyanWineinger

Truly, this is the BEST job in the WHOLE world.

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I seriously work in THE COOLEST PLACE EVER. #WDI #Disney #WaltDisneyImagineering

— christine426 (@Christine)

Christine

@christine426

I seriously work in THE COOLEST PLACE EVER. #WDI #Disney #WaltDisneyImagineering

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Exhausted from designing an event put on at WDI yesterday.Tough to remember at times, but making others happy is the most rewarding job ever

— JeffLeinenveber (@Jeff Leinenveber)

Jeff Leinenveber

@JeffLeinenveber

Exhausted from designing an event put on at WDI yesterday.Tough to remember at times, but making others happy is the most rewarding job ever

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With photo assistance from Samir Mezrahi.

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Sapna Maheshwari is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Maheshwari reports on retail and e-commerce.
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