Today, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Bob Chapek announced new leaders for both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Effective in November, Josh D’Amaro, who previously led Disneyland Resort, will take on a new role as president, Walt Disney World Resort. D’Amaro will be succeeded at Disneyland Resort by Rebecca Campbell, who comes to Anaheim with 20-plus years of experience with The Walt Disney Company.
Rebecca most recently served as president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa for The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment. “As a lifelong fan of Disney parks, I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead the Disneyland Resort,” said Campbell. “I can’t wait to work closely with my fellow cast members to continue to deliver great experiences for our millions of guests and to ensure that the Disneyland Resort remains a great place to work and is a leading community partner in Anaheim and Orange County. This is a period of incredible investment in the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help bring more of the world’s favorite stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars to life for our Guests.” She will relocate from London back to Southern California, where she lived for eight years while president of the ABC Owned Television Station Group.
After serving as president of Disneyland Resort since March 2018, Josh delivered record-setting results and oversaw significant investment, including the successful opening of the resort’s largest land expansion, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. In addition, Josh was proud to lead a cast-first culture, making significant investments in everything from wages and a free education program for the hourly cast, to a $10 million childcare assistance program for all cast members. “I have been incredibly honored to lead the Disneyland Resort, and humbled to work alongside our amazing cast members,” said D’Amaro. “From the moment I arrived in Orange County, I felt welcomed and proud to engage with this community. Over the past two years, we’ve worked hard to ensure that Disneyland is a great place for our guests to visit and for our cast to work. At the same, the Walt Disney World Resort is undergoing one of the most significant transformations in its history. My ties to the cast of the Walt Disney World Resort and to the Central Florida community run deep, and I look forward to rejoining the team.”
These changes will become effective in November.
Congratulations and best wishes to Josh, and welcome Rebecca!