Walt Disney World Announces Management Reorganization

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Walt Disney World is overhauling the management structure at its resort.

The reorganization will give general managers and executives authority over geographic locations – say, the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland – rather than traditional categories such as merchandise or food and beverage.

The restructuring began going into effect Thursday. Disneyland in California is not affected.

A Disney spokeswoman said the reorganization will not include layoffs or added jobs. Eighteen managerial positions are becoming executive ones.

The vice presidents overseeing the individual theme parks will remain the same, Disney said.

The philosophy is to take a more holistic approach to management, focusing on the overall guest experience, Disney said.

The restructuring will affect theme parks, hotels, Disney Springs and Disney Sports.

Hotels under the new plan will each have one general manager. Previously one person sometimes oversaw multiple resorts.

From the Orlando Sentinel

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Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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