Bob Weis is the president of Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative, design and delivery arm of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. He is responsible for furthering Imagineering’s vision and developing and delivering extraordinary products and experiences that enhance the emotional connection to the Disney brand. With decades of experience designing Disney theme parks and attractions around the world, Bob has been a creative force on expansions at Disney California Adventure and Tokyo DisneySea and recently led all creative and design aspects of the state-of-the-art Shanghai Disney Resort.
Weis has decades of experience designing Disney theme parks and attractions around the world, and is a proven leader of international and multicultural teams of Imagineers and consultants. Prior to his work on Shanghai Disney Resort, Weis completed a five-year expansion of Disney California Adventure Park. This undertaking completely transformed the park, included The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure attraction and the World of Color nighttime spectacular, culminating in the highly successful openings of Buena Vista Street and Cars Land in summer 2012.
Weis’ previous projects include creative leadership over Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Tower of Terror attraction, as well as conceptual design for Tokyo DisneySea.
Weis has been a creative force on three non-Disney projects honored with Themed Entertainment Association’s Thea Awards: the BattleStations21 Training Simulation project for the United States Navy, and two traveling exhibitions – Adventures In Movie Making and CSI: The Experience.
Weis’ additional work outside the Disney parks includes museum exhibits such as his collaboration with renowned architect Ricardo Legoretta on the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. His feature film and documentary projects have been shown on Lifetime and American public television.
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