Walt Disney Company engineers, or what Disney calls “Imagineers,” are the people who create and develop all your favorite things in Disney Parks, from rides to hotels and more!
Without Imagineers, we wouldn’t have all the wonderful things we love in Disney Parks! And one Disney Imagineer, Bob Weis, just announced his retirement.
Disney Imagineer Bob Weis announced today that he is retiring at the end of 2022, as reported by D23. Bob Weis is currently the Global Imagineering Ambassador and formerly the President of Walt Disney Imagineering, and he wrote in an email, “I will always be proud to have led Imagineering from 2016-2021, and to be your Global Ambassador in 2022.”
Bob Weis grew up visiting Disneyland every year on his birthday, and he grew up not far from the theme park in Southern California. When he was in college, he worked as a Cast Member in Disneyland Park, selling ice cream and popcorn. He became a Walt Disney Imagineer in 1980, and he was part of the team that created Tokyo Disneyland.
After that, Weis worked on Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios), Tokyo DisneySea, the reimagining of Disney California Adventure, and even the design and construction of Shanghai Disney Resort. In 2022, Weis became the Global Imagineering Ambassador, a position once held by his mentor and Disney Legend Marty Sklar.
Weis wrote, “When I retire, I am relishing the opportunity to write a book for the Marty Sklar Archives and I’m in the process of developing a screenplay for Walt Disney Studios. I may even find some time to just go down and walk around Disneyland once in a while.”
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