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    Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    George Kalogridis who was once Senior VP of Disneyland Resort Operations (2000-2002) and most recently CEO of Disneyland Resort Paris is the new Disneyland Resort President.



    Disneyland Resort names new president - Around Disney - OCRegister.com

    George Kalogridis, who previously oversaw Anaheim theme parks’ operations, today took over as the new president of the Disneyland Resort — the largest private employer in Orange County, Disney announced today.

    Kalogridis, 55, is replacing Ed Grier, who announced his retirement last week and had his last day Friday.

    Kalogridis most recently worked as the chief operating officer for the Disneyland Resort Paris.
    But he served at the Anaheim resort at a crucial time — serving as senior vice president of Disneyland Resort operations from 2000 to 2002 when Disney’s California Adventure and Downtown Disney opened.
    Kalogridis was brought in specifically for the addition. Now, California Adventure is in the middle of a $1-billion expansion, which began two years ago.

    “I am thrilled to be returning to Disneyland, particularly during this exciting time of significant expansion,” said Kalogridis in a prepared statement.

    “I look forward to working with the cast who make the magic for our guests every day and partnering with the Orange County community to ensure the Anaheim Resort Area continues to thrive,” he said.
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    Hopefully George will bring some much needed guidance and personality to Anaheim.

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    Re: Former CEO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resport President

    Since this is the guy who helped create DCA, I'm now worried about the future of Disneyland.
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    Re: Former CEO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resport President

    In his defense, in 2000 DCA was already being constructed and had been designed.


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    Re: Former CEO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resport President

    From what I understand, he is actually a good choice and very knowledgeable of Disney park operations.

    If he wants to last longer than 3 years, he needs to win over the cast members without threatening Jay Rasulo's authority.

    We wish George well in the politically charged and back stabbing Team Disney Anaheim building!
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    Re: Former CEO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    Guy was Senior VP of DLR ops during the Pressler years. Let's just say I'll reserve my kudos until he proves he's not like his former bosses.

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    Re: Former CEO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    While he was at Disneyland paris, guest spending and satisfaction rose. Heres hoping he not only boosts the morale of cast members but provides Disneyland with good stable leadership as it goes through an expansion just as big as the first time around.

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    Re: Former CEO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    He's the former COO chief operating officer not CEO as listed in the title!!!

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    Re: Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

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    Re: Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post



    Hopefully George will bring some much needed guidance and personality to Anaheim.
    That photo just screams personality.
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    Re: Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    George was the VP of Epcot in the mid 90's. Having worked there at that time, IMHO, he is a good man and truly does care about Disney, the Cast and the Disney show.
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    Re: Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    Quote Originally Posted by mousechild View Post
    That photo just screams personality.
    That photo just screams, "Step into my office, please."


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    Re: Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President





    Who's feeling the magic?






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    Re: Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    The OC Register has an interview. He seems to be serious about being out in the parks, which is a big plus...let's just see if he keeps his promises.
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    Re: Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    Why is that we have more than "ONE" (1) tread going ,
    on the same suject!
    Last edited by Eagleman; 10-12-2009 at 06:10 PM.

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    Re: Former COO of Disneyland Resort Paris to be new Disneyland Resort President

    I want more info. I want inside dirt on this man! Al and Nikki Finke are letting me down. Throw us a bone here guys!! He is being entrusted with one of the most beautiful pieces of installation art in the history of our country.

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