Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Disney World President Meg Crofton will now oversees Operations of Disneyland & Disneyland Paris Resort

Big changes at the WDC Parks and Resorts division today, and these changes might have some effects on Disneyland Paris future...

According to the Orlando Sentinel "Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs appointed Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton to the new post of president of operations in the U.S. and France. Crofton will maintain her current responsibilities as president of Disney's Orlando resort — a position she has held since 2006 — but will also assume oversight of Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., and Disneyland Paris.

"Meg's strong leadership abilities and broad experience make her the perfect person to lead resort operations in our established markets in the United States and Europe," Staggs wrote in a memo to employee."

Another Disney executive, Karl Holz president of Disney Cruise Line and Adventures By Disney - and who was previously Disneyland Paris President - "will take on oversight of Disney Vacation Club, the company's time-share business. Holz will also join Staggs' executive committee".

"Both Crofton and Holz had previously reported to Al Weiss, president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Disney announced last month that Weiss, 57, was retiring after 39 years with the company. Weiss gave up his leadership position immediately, though he will remain in an informal role until the fall.

Staggs eliminated Weiss' position.

A number of other top Disney parks executives who had reported to Weiss will now report elsewhere. Both Disneyland President George Kalogridis and Disneyland Paris President Philippe Gas will report to Crofton, while Disney Vacation Club President Jim Lewis will report to Holz".

You can read the Orlando Sentinel full article HERE.

From: The Orlando Sentinel


Guillaume said...

Should we see this as a first step of the integration of DLP as part of the Walt Disney Company?

Anonymous said...

No see this as the end of Disney magic and welcome the new Crofton era, who gets as horrible as with Pressler!

Alain Littaye said...

Guillaume, no, it should not be the case. But the WDC already owns 40% or more of DLP, so... But it will be interesting to see what effects this nomination will have on DLP future development.

Anonymous said...

Ms Crofton has played a significant role in the devaluation of Disney as a brand that stands for quality. A sad day for all fans of Disney.

- Tasman