Major Shake Up For Parks and Experiences at The Walt Disney Company
Bob Chapek, the new CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has announced a brand new parks and experiences and products leadership team. The team will be lead by Josh D’ Amaro. D ‘Amaro was recently the president of Walt Disney World Resort and will now oversee all of the Disney theme parks around the world and the Disney cruise line. He will also be in charge of all the Disney store locations and the shop Disney e-commerce platform.
“I want to thank Bob for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to following his record of driving innovation, value, and growth at Parks,” Mr. D’Amaro said. “I am honored to be able to lead this newly announced team of exceptional senior leaders as we assume our new roles and continue to deliver unforgettable experiences for our guests. Even during this challenging time, the enthusiasm of our dedicated cast members for what we do is unwavering, and my goal is to bring them back to work as soon as possible so they can continue to create that magic.”
The rest of the leadership announced by Chapek is as follows.
Jeff Vahle – President of the Walt Disney Resort.
Mr. Vahle succeeds Josh D’Amaro is a 30-year cast member who has most recently served as President of Disney Signature Experiences. He will now lead the United States’ largest single-site workforce at the Walt Disney Resort.“With Walt Disney World approaching its 50thanniversary, there could not be a more gratifying time to be selected for this role and to work with the incredible team responsible for creating magical memories for millions of guests each year,” said Mr. Vahle. “I plan to continue to build on the momentum from Josh’s tenure, bringing even more innovative entertainment and experiences to our guests.”
Ken Potrock- President of the Disneyland Resort.
Mr. Potrock was the former president of Disney Consumer Services. After 20 years of service to the Disney company, He now takes over Disneyland Resort. That includes the original Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Three resort hotels, and Downtown Disney shopping complex. Potrock replaces Rebecca Campbell. Campbell was recently namedChairman, Direct-to-Consumer, and International, for The Walt Disney Company.“I’m grateful for the opportunity to join the remarkable team at Walt Disney’s original park,” said Mr. Potrock. “This Resort holds a special place in the hearts of our guests around the world – a responsibility that we all take very seriously, and we will continue to build on that foundation by delivering unforgettable experiences while creating memories that last a lifetime.”
This new leadership group put together will be the group that has the daunting task of bringing Disney Parks back to life after the COVID 19 pandemic. From all of us here at thedisnisider.com, we wish them all the luck in their future endeavors.
Source: Walt Disney Company