Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!

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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.

Contributed by: Jessica Clawson (NDI#21) Jessica is the News and Current Events Blogger. She is also the creator of The True Disney Fan.


  1. I met Mr. Weiss a couple times at events while I attended UCF, and always found him to be very engaging. Many oversaw many changes, some good and bad, and he will certainly be missed…

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