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    Walt Disney Imagineering

    This is a question for those of you who are/or have any info about WDI. Now im soon to go to college and im destined to be apart of the Imagineeing crew, it's been a dream of mine for years. The thing is i cannot find any information on any of the fields of major, how to exactly be one, and on the company period!!! Does anyone have any info or advice for me. I was thinking about mailing a letter to WDI asking for information but i dont know if ill get a response. Also i was wondering if they have WDI in Tokyo of France, or is it all just one WDI....Thanks a bunch.
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    Here is a site that you will love, it answers every little question on planning your WDI career with the exception of "how to remove the dagger in your back" once you suggest a new idea.

    http://www.themedattraction.com/design.htm
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    well, there is this site that has a lot of info on it... http://homepage.mac.com/wlwesq/Imagineering/

    there is a ton of links that may help you start your career with Disney, I too would soon like a job with WDI...


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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    Those sites look good...

    I would focus on CalArts first. But that is just me... I know that they have a LOT of disney contacts, which is why that program is numero uno in my book.

    If you don't make it, because their programs are very competitive, just do your best... I know that CalArts has programs that are less competative that you may be interested in...
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    THANK YOU GUYS A BUNCH, i really appreciate it!!!!!
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    Each resort around the world has an outpost of Walt Disney Imagineering bar Disneyland due to it's proximity to the headquarters. Walt Disney World in fact has two; at Epcot and the Disney-MGM Studios. Disneyland Paris' offices are where the former Walt Disney Feature Animation Paris studios were, and both Tokyo and Hong Kong also have outposts.
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    in Paris there is 2 Differents Imagineering .

    There's DLPI based in Paris like TDA or something in Anaheim . Their job are making new signs , shops etc.... and most of those imagineers are french or former WDI Imagineers .

    There is EDLI ( Euro Disneyland Imagineering ) based in Glendale who decide the Ride Projects for Disneyland Paris depending on their budgets .
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    Well I am really intrested in Tokyo/Hong Kong, any info on that?
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    I think the links people have given are helpful, but it really depends on what field you are most interested in. Depending on that certain schools will be much better than others. If you want to design the rides vs. build them and many various other possibilities. Generally Imagineering is Disney's architecture firm, but they are so much more than just that.

    Engineering, architecture, graphic design, set design, electrical and structural engineering, and so many more.

    I do suggest writing to WDI, I wrote to Marty Sklar years ago, they have a pretty standard packet of advice from former and current Imagineers on what they did to get their jobs. It's pretty useful.

    Lastly, CALarts is an amazing art school, but if you aren't lucky enough to be one of the very few who get the opportunity to attend don't be discouraged. Not everyone at Imagineering went there.

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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    Quote Originally Posted by jurgenb52 View Post
    I think the links people have given are helpful, but it really depends on what field you are most interested in. Depending on that certain schools will be much better than others. If you want to design the rides vs. build them and many various other possibilities. Generally Imagineering is Disney's architecture firm, but they are so much more than just that.

    Engineering, architecture, graphic design, set design, electrical and structural engineering, and so many more.

    I do suggest writing to WDI, I wrote to Marty Sklar years ago, they have a pretty standard packet of advice from former and current Imagineers on what they did to get their jobs. It's pretty useful.

    Lastly, CALarts is an amazing art school, but if you aren't lucky enough to be one of the very few who get the opportunity to attend don't be discouraged. Not everyone at Imagineering went there.
    thank you for the info. I want to design attractions, actually i'm really shooting for Architecture and/or Engineering but i heard they really have no input on attractions. What are career choices that do have input. Also, i heard the job is more sentimentally rewarding than finacially rewarding, i that true?
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

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    Also, i heard the job is more sentimentally rewarding than finacially rewarding, i that true?
    Yes.

    Precisely why you should avoid any and all psychotherapeutic intervention prior to submitting your portfolio.
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    Yes.

    Precisely why you should avoid any and all psychotherapeutic intervention prior to submitting your portfolio.

    This is obviously so that you can save your money and spend it on the psychotherapeutic intervention needed after submitting your portfolio...
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    As I used to prescribe back in the bush..."Take two Sklars and call me in the morning".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellarhound View Post
    This is obviously so that you can save your money and spend it on the psychotherapeutic intervention needed after submitting your portfolio...
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    Re: Walt Disney Imagineering

    I thought the whole Imagineering dept. was going to be gutted and everything contracted out? The way things are nowdays I wouldn't be getting my hopes up to spend your life in Imagineering. Just something to keep in mind.

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