Gallagher, Neil

Gallagher, Neil (1931-1995) After joining the Studio Machine Shop in 1957, Neil was soon working on Disneyland park projects as an Imagineer. He helped create the Enchanted Tiki Room and the Mr. Lincoln figure, and spent 18 months in New York leading show and animation maintenance for the Disney shows at the World’s Fair. In 1971 he relocated to Florida, and in 1972 became Director of Maintenance for Walt Disney World. He worked with the Buena Vista Construction Company on Epcot and went to Tokyo to work on Tokyo Disneyland. From 1983 to 1994 he served as Vice President of Engineering and Construction at Walt Disney World, with 3 years off to help with the planning of Euro Disney in France. He was named a Disney Legend posthumously in 2008.