If the reopening proposal is approved by the state and local governments, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure will reopen on July 17th. Disney World will also begin their park reopening around this time — Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will reopen on July 11th, with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios following on July 15th.
Disney news is showing no signs of slowing down! These days we’re seeing major updates and stories drop almost on a daily basis, and we’re keeping up with all of it so you can stay informed!
Let’s review this week’s news, from Orlando to Hong Kong!
We reported yesterday that The Walt Disney Company shifted around their executives to form a new leadership team.
This change-up moved Josh D’Amaro to the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, and named new presidents for both Disney World and Disneyland. Former Disneyland President, Rebecca Campbell, is stepping into the role of Chairman for the Direct-To Consumer sector and analysts shared their concerns with this recent change.
Today, Disney announced a new leadership team including Josh D’Amaro in his new position as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.
Other members include Rebecca Campbell, Jeff Vahle, Kareem Daniel, and Thomas Mazloum. Campbell took on the position of chairman of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International, which was formerly held by Kevin Mayer. However, Mayer is moving on to a position with a popular video service.
We’ve seen a lot of Disney World president Josh D’Amaro over the past few weeks as he’s sent us some friendly messaging during the Disney World closure.
Now, Josh D’Amaro is no longer leading Disney World. In a press release today, Disney announced its new leadership team, including D’Amaro moving into the position of Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products — the role previously held by the current CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek.
In need of a Cinderella Castle pic fix?!
Well, while President of Disney World Josh D’Amaro sent a very special message to the Class of 2020 yesterday, recently he posted some amazing images of Cinderella Castle on his Insta!
“THE FORCE REMAINS STRONG…” That’s the message being presented today — a day known among Star Wars fans as Star Wars Day — by Josh D’Amaro, President of Walt Disney World and Rebecca Campbell, President of Disneyland Resort.
On this May the 4th (“May the 4th Be With You”), both Josh D’Amaro and Rebecca Campbell took to Instagram to share some words of hope and inspiration along with pictures from their visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on their respective coasts. [Read more…]
It’s been another busy few weeks across the Walt Disney Company. News spanned far and wide throughout the company, from announcements about executive leaders at the very top to the latest in Disney+ content for us to enjoy in the coming weeks.
Let’s debrief on the latest Disney news that you may have missed while you were catching up on spring cleaning!