Samuel Lau, who left Epcot in 2015 to work on new program development in Asia, will become the Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, replacing Andrew Kam, who left due to “personal reasons.”
The Managing Director is responsible for all of the resort’s daily operations.
Under Kam, the resort has been struggling with a loss of $19 million and a 9% decline in attendance in 2015. With Shanghai Disney Resort opening in June, the losses could grow.
Lau is a Hong Kong native who began his Disney career in 2010 as Vice President of Transportation at Walt Disney World, then moved to Vice President of Epcot from 2014 to mid-2015.
Lau joins Hong Kong as they are preparing to add an Iron Man Experience attraction and the Disney Explorers Lodge, plus working to integrate the Star Wars franchise into the Park.
Source: Orlando Sentinel