In an email to cast members, Weiss wrote: “After careful thought and consideration, it is with both pleasure and sadness that I announce after 39 long and wonderful years I will be retiring from The Walt Disney Co. Thanks to all of you who have been part of my unforgettable career with this amazing company.”

Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs said Weiss’s tenure at the company will leave a “profound mark on Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, and the accomplishments and milestones that encompass his legacy are many.”

For the Disney announcement, click here.

Source: Orlando Business Journal, Disney’s Al Weiss to retire. Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 4:53pm EDT

[UCF Today Note: Mr. Weiss (’76) is in the UCF College of Business Hall of Fame. For more, click here.]