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
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.