Shilin Qiu

Associate Project Manager

Shilin speaks four languages, holds two degrees, is a registered engineer, a former Walt Disney Imagineer, and – well, if we went on, her list of accomplishments would fill up this entire page. Needless to say, Shilin is among the most celebrated construction professionals in the immersive entertainment business. Her overseas experience, mulit-talented nature, and educational background make her a powerhouse at AOA and beyond.

Shillin began her career in Shanghai Disneyland, working alongside fellow Imagineers on various projects around Tomorrowland. From concrete design to structural integrity, Shilin has experience in multiple aspects of construction, giving her a unique perspective on building processes. At Shanghai, she worked on various initiatives around Tomorrowland, giving guests the opportunity to imagine the extraordinary possibilities from the day-to-day tasks.

During her time with Imagineering, Shilin gained a thorough understanding of Show and Ride systems across Shanghai, which she’s been able to translate into a healthy project base at the Walt Disney World resort. Shilin has worked on numerous opportunities at the Orlando-based Disney park, but one certainly stands out: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a riveting tale featuring a runaway train and a pair of mice dedicated to getting things back on track – both literally and figuratively.

Shilin’s abilities have been bolstered by her strong engineering background. It has enabled her to effectively identify clients’ needs, understand design intent, and distil the information into straightforward directions for builders. As a communication liaison, she knows how important it is to keep everyone on the same page; she’s an integral part of keeping everybody in touch on every job site she steps into.

Amidst distillation and design information, Shilin strives to bridge the gaps between production and construction. She uses her exemplary education and wealth of on-the-job knowledge to find clear communication, efficient processes, and above all else: amazing guest experiences.

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