Experience: Wheeler Projects Inc. April 2004 Present



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Todd L. Wheeler

1695 Cassidy Drive

St. Cloud, FL. 34771

Cell (407) 873-1943

Website: http://twheele3.wix.com/wheelerprojectsinc

Email: toddw@wheelerprojectsinc.com


EXPERIENCE:

Wheeler Projects Inc. April 2004 - Present


Company Co-Founder – Project Management

  • Europa Park – 40th Anniversary Parade – Parade Producer

  • Wanda Movie Park – Ultimate Energy Attraction – ITEC Entertainment Attraction Director

  • Universal Orlando – Project 722/Harry Potter Phase 2 – Phoenix Rising Project Manager

  • Universal Orlando – Superstar Parade – Technical Director

  • Big Apple Entertainment – Ripley’s Believe it or not Odditorium – Times Square New York – Owners representative for Show Systems & Thematic Elements

  • Technomedia Solutions – Hard Rock Park – Myrtle Beach – On-Board and Off-Board Audio & Video Systems – Project Manager

  • Disney Cruise Line – Port Canaveral Florida – Disney Dream Christening Ceremony Technical Director

  • Walt Disney Entertainment – Limited Time Magic Event – 25’ Ice Castle in Times Square New York – Technical Director

  • Glickman Productions – Hospital Opening Ceremonies – Technical Director

  • Glickman Productions – Grainger Corporate Conference – Technical Director

  • Splashtacular – Drop Gate Flume Ride – Mechanical & Control System – Project Manager

  • Creative Environs – Jimmy Buffett’s Margaretville Panama City, Mohegan Sun Casino, Waikiki Beach – Show Action Equipment – Project Manager / Technical Director

  • Glickman Productions – JetBlue “Jets” Reveal – Technical Director

  • Glickman Productions – Gaylord National Holiday Event Kick Off – Technical Director

  • Back-Stage Technologies – Universal Harry Potter – Special Effects – Project Manager

  • Odin’s Eye – Owners Representative / Project Manager

  • Orlando Events Center – Ground Breaking Ceremony – Technical Director

  • Winter Garden Theater – Theatrical Systems Consultant

  • Technomedia Solutions – Atlantis Resort – Nassau – Audio / Video elements Project Manager

  • Creative Environs – Atlantis Resort – Casino Expansion Interior & Exterior Elements – Project Manager

  • Creative Environs – Medieval Times – Scenic, Carved Plaster & EIFS Package – Project Manager

  • Creative Environs – Paramount Parks – Italian 2006 Job Scenic & Special Effects Overlay @ Virginia – Project Manager

  • Creative Environs – Paramount Parks – Nickelodeon Universe & Special Overlay @ Cincinnati – Project Manager

  • Creative Environs – Nobu Restaurant – Atlantis Resort Bahamas – Project Manager

  • Technomedia Solutions – Rosen Shingle Creek Resort – Orlando – Project Manager

  • Technomedia Solutions – Rockefeller Observation Deck – New York City – Project Manager

  • Creative Environs – Hunley Project – Myrtle Beach – Project Manager

  • Creative Environs – Paramount Parks – Italian Job Scenic & Special Effects Overlay @ Cincinnati & Toronto – Project Manager

  • Walt Disney Entertainment – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Christmas Parade 2004 – Technical Director

  • Walt Disney Entertainment – WESH Tower Holiday Lights – Technical Director

  • D&D Construction – Cypress Gardens Renovation – Rides & Live Show Venues – Project Manager – Ride Facility Requirements & Live Show Venues

Attraction & Entertainment Solutions Inc. Sept 2010 – 2013


  • Glickman Productions – Technical Director – Various Live Events

  • Mad Cow Theater – Orlando – Technical System Consultant

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – Ice Show Coral Pieces

  • Legoland – Florida – Scenic Elements – Project Manager

  • Kroc Center – Memphis TN

  • Disney Cruise Line – Port Canaveral Florida – Sixteen foot christening bottle

  • Nassau Bahamas Airport Expansion – Children’s Play Area

  • Cool De Sac – Miami Florida – Children’s Play area & Adult Café

Walt Disney World May 1990 – April 2004


Ride and Show Engineering - Project Technical Administrator - 2001 – 2004

PARTIAL PROJECT LIST & HIGHLIGHTS:

FASTPASS & People Counter Systems (FLIK)



  • Coordinated multiple information technology departments and systems for program integration and overall functional requirements

  • Implemented new card scanning system reducing size of the boxes and increasing functionalities

EPCOT – Mexico Pavilion Boats

  • Leader for new wheelchair accessible boat design, integrating maintenance, operations and legal requirements to obtain approved design

  • Created quality control “Traveler Document” for Rotomolding vendor

Disney MGM Studios – Star Tours Cabin #6

  • Maintained redline drawings for as-built package at close out

Blizzard Beach

  • Project lead Gondola Emergency Evacuation arm implementation

  • Ride & Show Engineering lead for College Program project 2002

Ride Enhancement Projects

  • Created database to track multiple projects for program manager

Rotating Rides

  • Project lead Aladdin’s Flying Carpet & Triceratops Spin Post Turnover Support

Walt Disney Entertainment – Technical Director - 1996 – 2001

PARTIAL PROJECT LIST & HIGHLIGHTS:

Magic Kingdom - Day Parades 1996 & 2001



  • Team lead for new “snow globe” dome investigation

  • Created special effect snow in globes

  • Discovered and implemented new strobe light system using LED technology

Disney MGM Studios – Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage

  • Mentor for new Technical Director

  • Lead operating & maintenance teams for technical theater elements

  • Responsible for project architect and engineers scope, schedule & budget

Disney’s Animal Kingdom - Tarzan Rocks!

  • Implemented new show concept in five months

  • Team lead for all technical elements, including overhead stunts

  • Leader of three other Technical Directors to open show before July 4, 1999

Disney MGM Studios – Disney’s Doug Live

  • Design lead for new video projection system, allowing the entire stage scene to scroll as the performers walk across the stage

  • Created “seamless” screen look with turntables for scenic elements and video projection integration

Magic Kingdom – 25th Anniversary Castle transformation

  • Integrated Magic Kingdom Castle with cold air inflatables to transform the castle to a birthday cake

Walt Disney Entertainment Technician - 1990 – 1996

Various Live Shows and Attractions Worldwide


Live Show Technician 1985 - 1990

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & ACTIVITIES:


Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Garden Theatre Board of Directors 2013 to Present



BS Communications – Clarion University of Pennsylvania (3.4 GPA)

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