Downtown Disney Vice President “Goes Wild”

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According to Jason Garcia of the Orlando Sentinel:

Walt Disney World has named Kevin Lansberry the new vice president in charge of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a spokeswoman confirmed this afternoon.

Lansberry, who has been with Disney since 1986, was previously vice president of Downtown Disney, transportation, sports and golf. He replaces Val Bunting as the top executive at the Animal Kingdom. Bunting will become general manager of the Port Orleans resort.

Lansberry’s successor at Downtown Disney will be Keith Bradford, who had been vice president of operating participants. Bradford has been with Disney since 1995.

In addition to taking the helm at the Animal Kingdom, Lansberry will continue overseeing transportation at Disney World.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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