Disneyland Resort president retires

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2009 12:59 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Ed Grier, 54, started his 28-year Disney career as a senior auditor. From 2004 to 2006, he was executive director of the Disney attractions in Tokyo. In 2006, he took over as head of the Anaheim operations. He retires Friday.

Read more from The LA Times.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 1:18 PM

well, the rank and file in Anaheim are probably rejoicing.

He may have done wonders in the office, but was virtually unknown to the front line teams. This is stark contrast to his predecessor, Matt Ouimet. Again, that may or may not have any impact on his ability to have run the resort, but I find it questionable management skills at best.

Given the number of front line "people facing" employees at the DLR, it seems like not to have been a good fit.

Will be interesting to see who they pick.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 1:34 PM

A successor was named. Rich Ross really made a name of himself with Radio Disney and the Disney Channel. I'm hoping he does "Disney Store" the movie business and dumb down everything to what little girls would like.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 3:17 PM

you're confusing two situations.

Dick Cook (head of the film unit) was replaced by Radio (Disney) Rich Ross.

this thread is about Ed Grier, recently departed president of the DLR.

Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:37 AM
The Mole's avatar

I heard Matt left the company he was working for after DL just before this announcement.... please god...


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