Walt Disney World Resort gets new president

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    Jan 12, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    This came across the wire on Screamscape yesterday.


    George Kalogridis, current president of Disneyland Resort, is being moved to Florida to become the new president of Walt Disney World Resort starting Feb 1st. I think this is exactly what WDW needs. Mr. Kalogridis really has helped take the quality of DLR to the "Disney" level it needs to be. He oversaw the revamp of California Adventure to the amazing park it is now and I think really enjoys what he does. Screamscape did also mention he got his start as a busboy at the Contemporary Resort, so he has a connection to WDW.

    Honestly, I think this is going to be awesome. We are going to have a guy who actually cares for how the parks are and has a passion for what he does. I am truly excited to see what changes come and the numerous issues resort wide at WDW finally be corrected....such as cleaning the lenses and getting the effects back on target on Soarin....maybe even revamping it with digital 3D like Spiderman at IOA.

    What are my fellow theme park enthusiasts' thoughts?

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    Jan 13, 2013 1:55 AM GMT
    I didn't know he is gay.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jan 13, 2013 2:07 AM GMT
    Three requests:

    1. Continue to support and promote the LGBT community here in Orlando with extensive participation in Gay Days and other related events.

    2. Plow the corporate profits back into the City Of Orlando and Orange County to better the lives of the people that live here, many of which work for WDW. This can come in the form of monies to bring SunRail operational along with road construction/improvements and funding for the Arts Center downtown which is under construction (finally).

    3. Stop endorsing local Republican candidates for elective office! Cease the funneling of monies to usher into office the likes of that slimebag Orange County Mayor, Teresa Jacobs!
  • Falconcc_24

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    Jan 13, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    I got to meet him two years ago at the D23 convention. Nice guy.photo.php?fbid=175943525824399&set=a.175

    When I thought it might be him I tried to be discrete and asked one of his handlers, "Is that the guy who runs the place across the street?" icon_lol.gif