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Robert Niles

Disney hotel veteran George Kalogridis tapped as new President of Disneyland

Published: October 12, 2009 at 2:50 PM

George KalogridisThe Disneyland Resort today named George Kalogridis, the COO of Disneyland Paris, as its new President. Kalogridis replaced Ed Grier, who resigned last week and was last seen as a finalist to be dean of the business school at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Kalogridis has worked at Disneyland before. He was senior VP for resort operations during the opening of Disney's California Adventure, leaving in 2002.

Kalogridis came up through the hotel side at Disney, working on the opening crew at the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World in 1971. (He was a busboy.) He did five years as GM at the Grand Floridian and has worked as the park VP for Epcot.

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Anthony Murphy

Published: October 12, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Sounds good!

Paris, as great of a park it is, seems to have some really weird cast members that wouldn't cut it at WDW or DL

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