George Kalogridis Will Serve as Global Ambassador For Disney World’s 50th Anniversary
If you’ve been following along with MickeyBlog you’ll know that last week on Good Morning America, Disney World officially announced their plans for a 50th Anniversary celebration that will kick off on October 1, 2021 and will run from 18 incredible months!
The event will include new adornments at Cinderella Castle, an Earidescent Makeover for Mickey and Minnie and special lighting at the Tree of Life, Tower of Terror and EPCOT! And Disney is just getting started! Disney President Jeff Vahle also took to Instagram over the weekend to announce that the 50th Anniversary Celebrations have the perfect ambassador!
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That’s right! George Kalogridis has been appointed Global Ambassador for this important milestone. What make his appointment particularly poignant is that George started his 50-year Disney career as an opening day Cast Member here at WDW in 1971 (at the age of 17). He has a rich history with Disney in a variety of roles including his current position as the President of Disney Parks Segment Development and Enrichment.
George previously served for 6 years as president of Walt Disney World and president of Disneyland Resort. He also served as Chef Operating Officer for Disneyland Resort Paris leading the daily operations of the DLP’s two theme parks, seven hotels and Disney Village. During this time George oversaw Disneyland Paris’ successful 15th Anniversary celebration!
Other positions held include senior vice president of Resort Operations at Disneyland Resort, Vice President of Travel Operations a Walt Disney World Orlando and vice president of EPCOT theme park!
We can’t wait to see this exciting celebration gain momentum in the months ahead! Readers are encouraged to keep following along with us for further 50th Anniversary news and updates!
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