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My Disney Dream Jobs! Which Would You Pick?

Since 6th grade, I dreamed of someday working at Walt Disney World. Although that isn’t a reality, on each trip we take, I find new jobs that I would love to have at Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World has around 50,000 Cast Members that work daily to make magic for Guests. When we look at all the job positions that need to be filled to keep the Disney magic going, a few stand out.

Look at the top jobs I would want at Walt Disney World and see which ones you would like to try out yourself.

PhotoPass Photographers
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PhotoPass Photographer

The number one job I would love to have at Walt Disney World would be a Disney Photopass photographer. This combines my love for photos and Disney! These Cast Members do a fantastic job of capturing magical moments for Guests throughout Disney Parks and Resorts.

These Cast Members can be found throughout the Four Theme Parks, Disney Springs, and Resorts. Being a Photopass Photographer would be a great job at Walt Disney World so we could help make and capture magical moments each day for Guests visiting a Theme Park.

From capturing family photos to proposals and first trips, the Disney photo pass photographers are genuinely part of the magic.


Friend of a Character

Another job that I would love to have would be a character attendant. Reaching out with my favorite Walt Disney World character would be fun.

Each character has a Disney handler that stays with them throughout the day. Being able to help Mickey himself or Winnie the Pooh visit with happy Guests would be extremely rewarding.

I would love to be a small part of those magical moments for families interacting with some of their favorite Disney characters. My top pick would be Winnie the Pooh! Who wouldn’t want to hang out with this silly old bear in the Hundred Acer Woods?

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Bellhop

Being a bellhop at Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios would also be at the top of my list. Not only is this my favorite ride in all of Walt Disney World, but it requires something slightly different than more positions at Walt Disney World.

Typically most Cast Members are expected to have an upbeat and cheery personality. This isn’t the case at Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. As a bellhop, you can be a little more grumpy as you beckon Guests into the elevators.

We have had some amazing, and somewhat terrifying in a Disney way, interactions with Cast Members at Tower of Terror, and we think it would be a fun job to try out.

One of the few spots in Walt Disney World where adding magic means adding a little bit of scare.

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First Order Guards on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Similar to the bellhops on Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, being a First Order on this famous ride allows for a little bit of different interaction with Guests. We find it fascinating and slightly intimidating each time we encounter the First Order during this experience.

Being able to be demanding of Guests and critical of them makes for a unique job that you won’t find in most jobs at Walt Disney World. This is why I would like to try this job at Walt Disney World for a little bit. I am unsure how intimating I could be, but it would be fun to be a part of the magic that makes Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance so epic.

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Safari Guide on Kilimanjaro Safari

As I love the amazing animals found on Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I think being a guide on this ride would be extremely fun.

Cast Members are tour guides as they drive the open-air trucks throughout the reserve. As no tour is the same, this job will differ every time, keeping it highly entertaining throughout the day.

This would be a great way to see the animals throughout the day while helping teach Guests about them.

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Jungle Skipper on Jungle Cruise

Just like the tour guides on Kilimanjaro Safari, the skippers on the Jungle Cruise are tour guides through the different rivers of the world.

This job is top of my list as I would love to be able to crack all the jokes and improvise, which isn’t always allowed on rides.

I would love to join the Jingle Cruise during the holidays, as the whole ride gets a holiday overlay.

Working on the Jungle Cruise is a job that I would love to have in Walt Disney World- who wouldn’t want to be able to see the backside of water every day?


This one might appeal to only a few people, but I would love to experience the Tinkerbell job just once at Magic Kingdom.

Talk about bringing magic to Guests; when Tink flies over Magic Kingdom during Disney Enchantment, you can hear the excitement from Guests.

I would need to be feeling brave to try out this job that would take me high over Magic Kingdom, but I believe the magic would be worth it.

When I started dreaming about working at Walt Disney World as a little kid, I wanted desperately to be a part of the magic. As an adult, these are some of the top jobs I would love to try out at Walt Disney World to help bring magic to Guests during their Walt Disney World vacations.

Each job is unique and would allow me to help create those magical experiences that make Walt Disney World so extremely special.

Which job would you want to try out?


Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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