Al Weiss, the president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced today that he will be retiring as of November 1st of this year.
Weiss’ Disney career has spanned nearly 39 years, beginning as a teenager working in Walt Disney World. He progressed in the company, eventually becoming head of the Walt Disney World resort and, since 2005, head of all of the Disney parks throughout the world.
He sent a letter to the cast members today saying that he has enjoyed his time and will miss it but is excited to be moving on to other things.
As a Disney fan, I would like to thank Al Weiss for his time in the company and for all of his accomplishments during his tenure. These accomplishments include the beginning of Disney Cruise Line, Animal Kingdom and organizing happening around the world’s parks. I am looking forward to seeing who will step up to replace him.