After five years of serving as Disneyland Resort’s president, Michael Colglazier has been promoted to president and managing director of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Asia Pacific Operation, creating some leadership changes as a result.
During Colglazier’s five years as president of the Disneyland Resort, the resort reached record business growth. Disney California Adventure experienced some major changes, like the addition of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! and the introduction of Pixar Pier. Disneyland also celebrated its 60th anniversary, and is currently expanding for the new land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
For his new position as president and managing director of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Asia Pacific Operation, Colglazier will be responsible for the overseeing operations at Tokyo Disneyland Resort (in conjunction with Oriental Land Company), Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort.
Colglazier will begin the new role on March 5, and should be quite busy as Tokyo begins their 35th anniversary celebration this year, and Hong Kong begins a huge overhaul including a castle upgrade, a Frozen-themed land, and a new Marvel-themed area.
Replacing Colglazier in California will be Josh D’Amaro who currently works for the Walt Disney World Resort as senior vice president. Before working at Walt Disney World, D’Amaro worked at the Anaheim resort overseeing sales, marketing, business, and planning operations. D’Amaro has been with the company since 1998.
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