Jose Romagoza, P.E.
Licensed Professional Engineer – FL
Rockwork, 3D modeling, structural improvements: when it comes to the themed entertainment world, there’s not much that Jose hasn’t had his hands on. From Shanghai to Orlando, this AOA project engineer can tell you about building materials, connection design, and architecture – he can do it in Spanish and French, too!
Jose’s theme park experience includes a number of offerings at the Walt Disney World Resort: several structural integrity projects for Seven Dwarves Mine Train, rockwork for Ariel’s Grotto, structural rehabilitation at Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more exciting attractions. At Universal Studios Orlando, Jose has completed projects at Dudley Do Right’s Ripsaw Falls, Jurassic Park River, The Incredible Hulk Coaster Ride, and more Orlando-based themed attractions. His theme park experience consists of both renovation work and brand new projects, giving him the ability to think long-term and short-term on a variety of project aspects.
And the best part of those projects? People get to interact with them once they’re done. For Jose, watching a guest experience an attraction for the first time never gets old. Every day, his job consists of creating family memories for guests across the globe. What could be better than that?
Jose has been directly involved in the design of buildings, facilities, theme park structural elements, structural calculations, 3D modeling/analysis of structures, FEA of ride components, dynamic ride structures, connection design and development of details for structural repairs/retrofits. He has engineering experience in various building materials: steel, cold formed steel, timber, and aluminum, to name a few. His engineering experience combined with his design capabilities makes him extremely well-rounded in the early days of construction and the later days of field-based work.
Jose career as a Project Engineer, and his time with AOA, has offered him a diverse set of skills and opportunities both rockwork-based and beyond. While his AOA experience has taken him to new heights, he’s excited to blast beyond those borders with each new challenge and every new opportunity.