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    Cynthia Hariss

    Wait is she gone now, was she fired or what is the story, who took over?
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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    She "quit to spend more time with family", and a few months later took a cushy corporate job at the Gap under CEO Paul Pressler, her former boss.

    In other words, she was pushed out, but nicely.

    Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...



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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    Good riddance , I was hoping for a barf smiley but the yuck one will do. lol

    Im bored, lets go to Disneyland.

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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    Cynthia wasn't all that bad. She wasn't great by any measure, I mean, she wasn't strong enough to help the park recover from the damage done by her predecessor and former boss, BUT, she did save the canoes. Give the lady some credit.

    Nice lady. Perhaps not the best person for the job, but certainly not worthy of the sort of vilification usually reserved for the likes of Paul Pressler.

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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    True , but if she somehow went to work under him again it doesnt say to much for her. I guess Im more than a little dissapointed on how things turned out with her and Pressler around.

    On a side note this is my 100th post boy do I feel special

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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    What? The Beatles broke up? When?



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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    Quote Originally Posted by Bornieo Goes Bananas
    What? The Beatles broke up? When?


    omg they did omg no way


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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    Hey, as a cast member, I wouldn't mind having Cynthia Harriss back!! :P
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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    Cynthia now serves as a Sr. VP of Outlet Stores at The Gap (under CEO Paul Pressler)
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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    Quote Originally Posted by melmel
    Hey, as a cast member, I wouldn't mind having Cynthia Harriss back!! :P
    Haha, for sure.

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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    I worked at the Disney Stores under Paul and Cynthia and met them both a few times...GREAT in retail, LOUSY at theme parks! Both actually very nice people!
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    Re: Cynthia Hariss

    I don't really think we can liken Harriss to Pressler in 'evil kill Disneyland' sorta way just because she followed him to Gap. I believe that Pressler hired Harriss because he has worked with her for the last 10+ years in both Walt Disney Consumer Products and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, he knows what buttons to press and what she is good at - retail.

    She knew she wasn't the right person for the job of DLR president, and I sorta feel sorry for her, because she was the person who was left with a messy American icon and a brand new park which was suffering miserably, yet she is constantly brought down to the same level as Pressler by fans who don't know enough (that isn't an insult, it isn't their fault that they don't know what really happened).

    She brought the Disneyland logo back from Pressler Hell to replace Paul's lovely 'disney.land' logo, saved the canoe boats, and installed Believe and Imagine. I think.
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