Disney executive who ran NextGen is leaving the company

Posted Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The senior Walt Disney Co. parks executive who oversaw development of the company's billion-dollar "MyMagic+" technology project is leaving the company. Nick Franklin, executive vice president for next-generation experience at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will leave Disney in July, according to people familiar with his plans. Franklin has been with Disney since 1996 and is a member of Disney Parks Chairman Tom Staggs' 11-member executive committee. A spokeswoman for Disney said the decision to depart was Franklin's.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:36 AM
Jeff's avatar

When the spokesperson said it was his decision, was there a winky face next to the statement?

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:32 AM

You just spent a billion dollars what will you do next ? "I am going to...... Shoot I am already here". I guess if he want to continue to spend big money he should take a government job. I hear there are opening @ healthcare .gov....

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:57 PM

I've always wondered at what point a person realizes he signed up for a suicide mission.

"Oh..... Crap...."

Last edited by RCMAC, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:58 PM
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:26 PM
waynethexplorer's avatar

Well July is within his MyMagic+ 180 day reservation window so if the system works he will be able to leave...


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