Kim Wheeler
Miss Kim Wheeler
Mechanical Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
Windermere, FL
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Biography
My name is Kim and I've been working for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for about 5 years now. I started as an intern in Engineering Services Resorts, where I learned a lot about how maintenance works on large scale resort hotels. For the last 4 years I've been working as an Engineer for the Design & Engineering department, which supports all of the attractions, entertainment infrastructures, parades, transportation, and just about anything you can imagine here at Walt Disney World. One of my biggest projects has been working on the opening of the brand new Festival Of Fantasy Parade, which features lots of new exciting floats and technological advances. I recently started a position within the Ride Engineering team, where I work on updating attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road, and the Kilimanjaro Safari over at Animal Kingdom. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I am currently working on my Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management from the University of Florida.
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Education
Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University Master of Science, University of Florida
Latest Questions
  • Alyssa , 8th Grade student/ Reno, Nevada asked Kim Wheeler, The Walt Disney Company

    Added Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    Hi Kim, This is Alyssa, I am an eighth grader at Depoali middle school. I have always loved math and science and have decided to be an engineer for Disney. What can I start doing now to prepare for this future career? Does Disney have any programs that I can look into to get a head start? How would I apply to be a Disney engineer when it is time? What are task I can do everyday to be the best engineer in the future? Finally, what advice can you give me and other girls in my position to ...
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  • Lynn, Miami asked Kim Wheeler, The Walt Disney Company

    Added Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Hello. My name is Lynn and I am a Freshman studying Mechanical Engineering. I currently attend a two Honors College program in Miami. In the future, I am interested in working in the waste to energy industry. My long term goal is to open my plant one day. Will a Mechanical degree be the right path for my aspiration or will I have to get a degree in electrical if I want to work in Energy? Also, how were you able to get the internship with Disney? What are your suggestions for someone who aspire ...
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  • Jess, Minneapolis asked Kim Wheeler, The Walt Disney Company

    Added Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Greetings! I'm afraid that I'm a bit of an outlier, but I'd be very appreciative if you could answer some questions for an older learner :) I am a 30 year old with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. I've currently begun career exploration with the assistance of a career counselor and one of the areas she suggested that I delve into was Engineering. I had never even considered it before as I figured my artistic brain couldn't handle difficult math or science, but I've been completely ...
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