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Posted: July 18, 2006, 7:17 pm Quote

I've been dealing with this for a few years now, but I am still completely lost as to what to major in. I am enrolled into civil engineering because I originally wanted to design rollercoasters. From my interest in rollercoasters, and a trip a few years ago, I fell in love with Disney and the way they imagine, design, and create everything in their parks. My problem comes from the face that I'm not sure in what to major in. I know that you can major in anything and chances are imagineering has a job in it, but I want to get into something that deals with the design, planning, and coming up with the actual ideas for the attractions. I have been debating between remaining in civil engineering or transfering into architecture, landscape architecture, or construction science and management. I know there will not be one right answer, but I would like to hear all of you opinions on the matter.  
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Posted: July 18, 2006, 7:38 pm Quote

Hi Ricky,

I'd really have no idea on where to steer you, but will have my husband read your post and he will respond to you.

I'm excited for you, deciding this, for your future.  Good luck in all you do!

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Posted: July 22, 2006, 4:20 pm Quote

I can tell you now as the wife of an architect, they are not the ones who design the rides. I think you are already in the right field for what you want to do. Although you may have to switch to structural eng. I would look into it. As for the other fields you mention, they aren't bad but don't ecpect to design rollercosters with them.Good luck.

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Posted: July 22, 2006, 4:32 pm Quote

I wrote some replies to Magus in these threads, perhaps they'll help, just scroll through.

http://new.disneyecho.emuck.com/cgi-bin....t=11120

http://new.disneyecho.emuck.com/cgi-bin....t=11000



Just poking around in other Topics: in this Forum I found nuggets of great tips offered by others.

Scroll through and read all replies, and don't judge a thread by it's Title: thinking it's just someone wishing and there aren't concrete helpful replies.  There are!  But like a treasure hunt you need to be patient and dig around a little.  You will be rewarded with a lot of good pointers.

That's why it's always a good idea on a site to literally do read around.  Just being in read-only mode, there's a lot to be gleaned.

Good luck!
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Posted: July 23, 2006, 6:00 am Quote

I found this on the disney job site, It tells you what type of degree you will need to be a rollercosters designer. Again good luck in figureing out what you want to do.
         Provide technically sound amusement ride and show machinery design and commissioning on a timely basis, and meet with customer to conceive and implement customer driven solutions, develop scope, budget, and schedule, and make technical presentations. Design and detail components and assemblies and make supporting analyses, do detailing and sketching, work with other disciplines to build and test, install and commission machinery. Make decisions that affect safety, reliability, performance, analyze life cycle costs, and be able to consider reliability in decision process.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for the job.)
* Proven BS degree in mechanical engineering from a Florida Department of Professional Registration recognized school.
 I'm guessing they want a Fl  school because there may be an added year to the program,but thre is no telling why and it may be that just for that job they want a Fl. school.


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