Ron Logan, former executive vice president of Walt Disney Entertainment (now Walt Disney Creative Entertainment), has sadly passed away at the age of 84, The Walt Disney Company confirmed.
He began his career with Disney in the 1960s as a trumpet player at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Logan worked his way up the ranks
As executive vice president of Walt Disney Entertainment, Logan was responsible for creating, casting, and producing all live entertainment products for The Walt Disney Company, including the Disneyland Resort, the Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris, The Disney Institute, Disney Business Productions, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Entertainment Productions, and Walt Disney Entertainment Worldwide.
Logan also was executive vice president of the Walt Disney Special Events Group, executive vice president of Disney Special Programs, Incorporated, and the founder and first president of Disney Theatrical Productions, which produced Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and later, around the world.
He authored Walt Disney Entertainment: A Retrospective Look, an internal publication that documents the evolution of Walt Disney Entertainment from 1955 through 2000. Logan retired from Disney in 2001. In 2007, Ron Logan was honored with the Disney Legends Award, which is presented to individuals who have made a significant impact on The Walt Disney Company.
Ron is survived by his wife, Carol, and daughters Sheryl Logan (Michael Stewart) and Michelle Haney, and grandsons Zachary, Adam, Cristian, Collin, Daniel, and Jackson.