Disney World President shares details on how theme parks will prepare for 50th anniversary

Disney President

Here’s hoping 2021 is a brave new world for all of us! It’s been a monumental year of change, but there’s hope for tomorrow. The Orlando Business Journal is confident that the new Walt Disney World president is among key players critical to travel industry’s recovery.

Jeff Vahle serves as president of Walt Disney World Resort. A 30-year veteran of the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Jeff has been inspiring teams around the world to deliver the company’s unrivaled brand of family vacations. Jeff oversees a workforce of more than 77,000 Cast Members at four theme parks and 30 resort hotels all located at the world’s premier vacation destination.

Vahle shared with Orlando Business Journal some of his benchmark tasks heading into 2021, such as:

A focus on operating the business responsibly, as the company has done in the past several months during the resort’s phased reopening. The health and well-being of everyone is at the forefront of planning, he said.

Rebuilding the business from the impacts of a challenging 2020

Preparing for Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary. Cast members — the ones who “make the Disney magic come alive for millions of guests every year” — will be at the heart of the parks’ momentum around the milestone, he said.

“Our region and our industry are resilient, which we have proven this past year. We believe that 2021 will undoubtedly be a year of challenge, but also one that holds great promise.”

Source: Orlando Business Journal


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Kevin Koszola