Al Weiss

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Allen R. "Al" Weiss
Born 1954
Residence Florida
Nationality American
Education BA, MBA
Alma mater Valencia College, University of Central Florida, Rollins College
Occupation President of Worldwide Operations, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Allen R. "Al" Weiss (1954)[1] was president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the division of The Walt Disney Company that operates eleven theme parks and multiple resort hotels at seven sites around the world including Paris, France; Shanghai, People's Republic of China; Penny's Bay, Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; Hawaii, United States; Anaheim, CA, United States & Orlando, FL, United States.

Before being appointed to his most recent role in November 2005, Weiss served as president of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida since 1994. He was named executive vice president of the Florida resort in 1996. Meg Crofton succeeded Weiss as president of Walt Disney World Resort in 2006.

Weiss began his Disney career as an 18-year-old Walt Disney World cast member in 1972. His first job was a "z-runner", a financial analyst who zeroed out cash registers at the end of shifts. He received an associate's degree from Valencia College, a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA from Rollins College.

Weiss served as the 2004-2005 chairman of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, and is a trustee with the University of Central Florida and Stetson University.

He is divorced from his ex-wife, Doreen, who lives in Kissimmee, Florida.

He is also the cofounder and chairman of Vision360.

On June 22, 2011, Al Weiss announced his plans to retire from the Disney company effective, November 1, 2011. This ended his 39 year career at The Walt Disney Company.[2]

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