Allen, Bob

Allen, Bob (1932-1987) Beginning at Disneyland in 1955 as a ride operator, he later spent two years as the manager of the Celebrity Sports Center in Denver and as a project manager for the proposed Mineral King resort. He became director of General Services at Disneyland in 1968, two years later moving to Walt Disney World with the same title. In Florida he soon became vice president of Resorts, and on January 1, 1977, he was promoted to vice president of Walt Disney World, a position he held until his untimely death in 1987. He was named a Disney Legend posthumously in 1996.