Breaking News!!! Ed Grier has announced his resignation today.
Below is the email that was sent to Cast Members today:
Also confirmed by MiceAge's Al Lutz"Dear Fellow Cast Members,
Here at the Disneyland Resort, I have had the pleasure of leading a talented and dedicated Cast. I have been humbled and honored during the past three years as I’ve watched your hard work create smiles and laughter, and delight our Guests. The power of Disney magic never ceases to amaze me, and your passion will always be a source of inspiration.
My decision to retire from the Walt Disney Company was not an easy decision; Disney has been my home for nearly three decades. As with any family, I’ve watched it grow and evolve. The past year also has been a time for growth and change in my own family.
One defining moment came when my wife and I moved our youngest son into his dorm at Stanford this fall. It was an opportunity to reflect on the past, and consider the next chapter of our own lives. I have had a long and rewarding career with the Walt Disney Company, and am excited to explore what’s next.
Disney has taken my family on an extraordinary ride around the world - from Orlando to Paris, Tokyo and Anaheim - and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
While I look forward to the opportunities ahead, I will greatly miss the many friends and Cast Members I have met along the way. Thank you for the enthusiasm, energy and encouragement you have always provided. It has been my pleasure and privilege to be part of your team."
Now being reported by the OC register:Originally Posted by Al Lutz
Disneyland Resort President Ed Grier — who has headed local theme parks, hotels and stores for three years– today announced his retirement from the company.
Grier, who led the Tokyo theme park until 2006, has worked for the company for about 28 years.
During his tenure, the resort began a $1-billion expansion of Disney’s California Adventure and constructed the company’s first West Coast timeshare units at the Grand Californian Hotel, which opened last month.
Once more news is released about potential replacements, we will have that for you as well.