Disneyland veteran Matt Ouimet to take over Cedar Fair
Written by Robert Niles
The man who helped engineer Disneyland's turn-around in the post-Paul Pressler/Cynthia Harriss era is stepping in to run the Cedar Fair amusement park chain.Tweet
Matthew Ouimet will succeed the retiring Dick Kinzel. Ouimet takes over as president immediately, and will assume Kinzel's CEO role in January. Kinzel earlier this year was forced out as board chairman by Cedar Fair shareholder Q Investments, a hedge fund which is battling Cedar Fair management in court.
Ouimet drew near-universal praise for his term as president of Disneyland Resort leading up to the parks 50th anniversary in 2005. Ouimet left Disney to become president of Starwood Hotels in 2006.
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