Walt Disney Imagineering Dog
Credit: @noodlepupper on Instagram

‘Noodle’ Becomes the First Dog Imagineer at Walt Disney World

Ever dream of working for Walt Disney Imagineering? For one of the newest Cast Members arriving in Florida for a graduate internship with Walt Disney Imagineering, this dream came true for herself and her loveable pup, Noodle.

Noodle is an adorable three-year-old yellow lab service dog who will soon be working in Walt Disney Imagineering alongside her human, Jacklyn Krol. Mom took to Twitter to share the news that Noodle is officially the first dog Imagineer to report for work in Florida, and she is excited to get started!


Noodle, along with any service dog Cast Members accompanying humans at the Walt Disney World Resort are given their own official Disney name tags and even Cast Member IDs. Nametags are given out to new Disney Cast Members during Traditions, a class that every new employee must take before they can start on-the-job training at Walt Disney World.

During traditions, Cast Members are greeted by the “boss” himself, and Noodle especially loved making Mickey’s acquaintance:

According to Noodle’s Instagram, she loves “naps, snuggles, Law and Order: SVU, couch, snow, beach, and zoomies” and judging from her expressions while meeting Mickey and going through casting, she looks thrilled to be spending some time working at Disney.

As Noodle “said herself,” (and we would have to agree!):

Remember that service dogs are working very important jobs, so while it can be exciting to run into pups at Walt Disney World, please be mindful about not petting them. Instead, join us here at Disney Tips in welcoming Noodle and her human to Walt Disney Imagineering, and be sure to follow Noodle’s journey working for Disney on her very own social media accounts.

And, if you are interested in interning with Walt Disney Imagineering, be sure to check out Disney’s Professional Internships as new opportunities open up throughout the year.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."