Chip Gaines out; Gina Carano named head of Imagineering |

Chip Gaines out; Gina Carano named head of Imagineering

No more shiplap under her watch. Photo © 2021 Google / Street View.

No controversy here, no sir.

BURBANK, CA — Chip Gaines lasted less than a week as head of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) told Uncle Walt’s Insider, “Officially, Chip is moving on to devote more time with his family.

“Off the record, though,” Disney (no relation) continued, “Chip was less interested in coming up with new attractions, and more into completely gutting the Imagineering offices, ‘to get them ready to flip.'” [Note to self: look up the meaning of “off the record” before publication.]

A surprising choice

Gaines’ replacement, actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano, is a surprising choice. (It says so right above this paragraph.)

“We were lucky to get her,” says Disney (no relation). “We need someone tough to clean house, and Carano had just gotten out of a time-consuming obligation.”

Carano was quick to set her priorities as new Imagineering leader:

“Job one is to fire this guy,” Carano told Uncle Walt’s. “And then I’ll spend a few weeks just getting rid of all the #&@! shiplap!”

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Cover photo: No more shiplap under her watch. Photo © 2021 Google / Street View.