Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Names New Managing Director
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has named Michael Moriarty as its new Managing Director, effective December 27, 2020. Moriarty will be replacing Stephanie Young, who started in the position earlier this year and will now be transitioning to President, Consumer Products, Games and Publishing for Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
Moriarty has held several leadership positions across fourteen years at the Walt Disney Company. Notably, he was previously Hong Kong Disneyland’s chief financial officer between 2009 and 2012. During this period, the park expanded by 25% with new lands, attractions, and experiences. He was recently Managing Director of Hasbro Far East and Senior Vice president of Global Sourcing.
Jill Estorino, President and Managing Director of Disney Parks International said, “This appointment comes at an exciting time as the resort launches its 15th anniversary celebration. With Michael’s extensive experience in finance, commercial strategy and operations, along with his knowledge of the Hong Kong Market and relationships across Asia, the resort will continue to be well-positioned to help drive the recovery of the tourism industry in Hong Kong.”
Estorino added, “I want to thank Stephanie for her remarkable contributions to the resort. Under her leadership, HKDL saw the opening of “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!”, continued to build on the unique presence of Marvel at the Resort and will unveil the “Castle of Magical Dreams” as part of the Resort’s 15th anniversary celebration.”
Moriarty said, “I am pleased to be returning to the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and work with the Resort team to build upon the strong foundation laid by Stephanie. This is an exciting time for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort with several new developments underway that underscore a commitment to Hong Kong and its people as we look to the future of this great city as a place where tourism will continue to thrive.”
Moriarty will be the park’s sixth Managing Director since it opened in 2005.