The theme park industry website, Blooloop, has released their first-ever “50 Theme Park Influencers” list. And it should come as no surprise that Disney executives top this list! Leaders from other Orland0 attractions also found a spot!
In the introduction to this list, Mel Taylor, the CEO of Omnico Group, said: “Creativity, drive, the ability to absorb information and make judgements based on the evidence are important qualities every influencer must have. The biggest influencers are often those who lead with consistency, insistence on the highest standards and openness to innovation make them stand out. They are the kind of people who can quickly assess what will or will not work and whose judgement is widely respected beyond their immediate colleagues and has a resounding impact on the wider industry.”
The Walt Disney Company boasts 2 spots in the Power 10. Those belong to Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company and Joe Rohde, Portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering – otherwise known as the man who claims he WILL fix the Yeti!
Also making the list from The Walt Disney Company are Kathy Mangum who is the senior vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering and Bob Weis, the president of Walt Disney Imagineering.
Other leaders with ties to the Orlando area that join Iger and Rohde in the Power 10 are Thierry Coup, Senior vice president of Universal Parks & Resorts; John Jakobsen, Chief new openings officer at Merlin Entertainments (LEGOLAND); and Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments (LEGOLAND).
You can check out the full list HERE!
Photo Credit: The Walt Disney Company