Retired Imagineer Bob Weis was honored on the 34th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a window dedication in the park. The window is located above the Hollywood & Vine restaurant. The window reads: “Flower Street Pictures, Bob Weis, Studio Head, Our Productions Entertain the World.”
Weis played a significant role in the late 80s with the creation of what was then Disney-MGM Studios, now Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He joined Disney in 1980 in Walt Disney Imagineering. During his first run with Imagineering, he worked on Disney’s Hollywood Studios and also Tokyo DisneySea. He left Disney in 1994 to start his own business. However, he returned to Imagineering in 2007 as executive vice president where oversaw the development of Cars Land and other parts of the transformation of Disney California Adventure. In 2016, Weis became the president of Walt Disney Imagineering. Part of this role was being responsible for all of the creative and design aspects for Shanghai Disney Resort. In December 2021, he transitioned to his final role as the Global Imagineering Ambassador before retiring on January 2, 2023.
Throughout his career, Weis held many different positions at Walt Disney Imagineering in many different parks and countries. This included Disney’s Hollywood Studios (at the time, Disney-MGM Studios), Tokyo DisneySea, and the reimagining of Disney California Adventure. He also led the creative team for the development, design, and construction of Shanghai Disney Resort.
The window dedication was initially announced in December by Bob Iger and Josh D’Amaro at a celebration of Walt Disney Imagineering’s 70th anniversary. The window dedication today had leaders of Imagineering, Walt Disney World Resort, and the Walt Disney World Resort Ambassadors on hand.
This window will both honor the legacy of Bob Weis and also provide a source of inspiration for future magic makers and Imagineers. Join Daps Magic in wishing Bob Weis a hearty congratulations on this well-deserved honor.