The following is an excerpt from a letter sent out by WDI to those who are interested in a job with the company:
"While there is no easy formula for becoming an Imagineer, we have formulated the following observations:
First, it is important to understand the separation between the fantasy worlds of our Disney product and the reality of our business. If you accept and understand how the needs and parameters of the one affect the other, the realities involved are just as fascinating as the fantasies.
Second, expand your horizons. Don't limit your interest to the Disney mythologies. Allow it to be a point of entry to the discovery of other realms, whether they be cultural study, computers, robotics, film, art, or history. A knowledge of Disney does not guarantee you a job with Disney, nor is it a prerequisite for one.
Third, follow what you love. At Imagineering we seek specialized excellence and believe that true top-notch talent is usually developed when an activity is followed for the joy it provides. With such skill, whether it be in writing, drafting, engineering, illustration or any of the scores of other disciplines used by Imagineering, you will more successfully fill roles and solve challenging problems and you will find more opportunity for your own creative expression.
Finally, it is a misconception that the majority of effort we undertake here is idea-oriented. We never seem to have a shortage of ideas, just the time and resources to execute them all! The reality is that the "idea time" is probably about one percent of a project. The rest of the time involves the process of making the very best of those ideas into realities."