Imagineer Joe Rohde Announces His Retirement


Long time Imagineer, Joe Rohde will officially retire from Walt Disney Imagineering on January 4, 2021.

Rohde began with the company in 1982 as a model designer for EPCOT and his most well known for being the lead Imagineer on Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii.

Rohde was briefly in charge of the Marvel portfolio for Disney Parks and his latest assignment was for the design of Disney’s second private island, Lighthouse Point. It is unknown if he will still have a consulting role with the company for this or other projects.


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