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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.

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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.

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...

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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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

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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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.

Wyatt Winter

@1SanFran

Morning out in the frontier

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Good morning from Princess Fairytale Hall!

Jason Grandt

@43SquareMiles

Good morning from Princess Fairytale Hall!

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

David Gaetke

@gaetkoguy

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

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

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

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.

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 ;)

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.

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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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.

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"

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

(Is "doodle" even a fair description?)

Janice Rosenthal

@theJindoDog

rainy day doodle :)

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

Andy Sinclair-Harris

@1lowereastside

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

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Jason Grandt

@43SquareMiles

More later...

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Even their Starbucks doodles are above average.

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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?

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!

Alex Wright

@27000Acres

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

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(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.

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

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!

Josh Shipley

@shipleyland

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

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And man, do they love it.

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

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

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

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.

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

Contact Sapna Maheshwari at sapna.maheshwari@buzzfeed.com.

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