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Walt Disney World exec leaves to head up Disneyland Paris

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Aug 1, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
More management changes have been made at the Walt Disney Company. Tom Wolber, who is currently the senior vice president of Walt Disney World Resort and Transportation Operations, will become President of Euro Disney S.A.S., the management company who operates Disneyland Paris. Wolber will take over this position in September; he has only held his current position since March. In his role, he oversees all the Walt Disney World resorts and transportation across property. In the past, he oversaw the launch of the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy ships for Disney Cruise Line, worked with the creation of Disney Springs and helped open Disneyland Paris in 1992.

Wolber replaces Philippe Gas, who will become general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, which is scheduled to open in late 2015.

Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, released a statement: "One of our greatest assets is the global strength of our teams. Both Philippe and Tom are seasoned Disney veterans with a tremendous combination of leadership skills, business acumen, and international experience that will help ensure that we carry on our legacy of creating unforgettable experiences for our guests. They bring an incredible depth of operational experience to their respective roles and are well positioned to contribute to the future success of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disneyland Paris."

A replacement for Wolber has not yet been announced.