“Dream Chasing: Four Decades of Walt Disney Imagineering” Book by Bob Weis Coming in 2024, Available for Preorder

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Dream Chasing: Four Decades of Walt Disney Imagineering” by Bob Weis (former president of Walt Disney Imagineering) is scheduled to release on September 24th, 2024 and is available for preorder. The book information says it will be 448 pages, hardcover, and published by Disney Editions. Weis grew up close to Disneyland and joined Walt Disney Imagineering in 1980.

No cover has been revealed yet for the book.

Read below for more information on “Dream Chasing: Four Decades of Walt Disney Imagineering”!

Bob Weis, former President of Walt Disney Imagineering
Bob Weis, photo copyright the Walt Disney Company

Disney Global Imagineering Ambassador Bob Weis inspires with his life journey, told through this entertaining narrative memoir.

Dreams come from a place of infinite possibilities, from a part of us that doesn’t recognize limits. Dreams are exciting, frustrating, and sometimes illusive, as hard to hold on to as pixie dust, like glitter falling through your fingers. Sometimes they are meant to happen, and they do, sometimes they are meant to happen, and they don’t.

During the early 1950s, Walt Disney began to gather a rag tag team of artists and engineers to help him formulate dreams that more than seven years later would become Disneyland. Walt’s team of dreamers all shared certain attributes. They could expand on his notions, give them form and shape, and reality. They had no fear of opening new doors or trying new things. They were curious, and willing to explore ideas down new paths. Ultimately, Walt described his dreamers as possessing a blending of creative imagination with technical know-how. They called it “Imagineering,” and most of all they could dream together. They could collaborate with Walt, and they could collaborate with each other.

Bob Weis was part of the second generation of Imagineers. During his 40-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, he spent a lot of time chasing dreams along a bumpy road to great achievement.In this entertaining illustrated volume, Bob shares his journey—growing up a half hour from Disneyland, pursuing an architecture degree, and how taking a part-time job at the Happiest Place on Earth would lead to an unimaginably creative career culminating as the president of Walt Disney Imagineering.

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