What is the Show Mechanical Engineering department at Walt Disney Imagineering and what do they do?
Show Mechanical Engineering is the department responsible for designing new mechanisms for Disney Parks and Resorts both domestic and international. Their projects are quite varied, from small animated props to large pieces of show action equipment which may convey a one ton mass rapidly through the show scene.
As an example, previous projects have included the rolling ball and snake in the Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland and the mammoth Yeti in Expedition Everest at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom. We interface daily with other Imagineers in creative, project management, special effects, facilities, and other engineering disciplines.