Weber named president and CEO of Paramount Parks

Posted Monday, June 3, 2002 7:02 AM | Contributed by Shawn

Alexander Weber, Jr. has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Parks, the theme park unit of Viacom Inc. Paramount Parks is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. It was announced Friday by Thomas B. McGrath, President of Paramount Enterprises, a unit of the Viacom Entertainment Group, a division of Viacom Inc. He has previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Paramount Parks. From 1992-98, Weber was the General Manager of Paramount's Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio and prior to that he held the General Manager position at Paramount's Great America in Santa Clara, California for eight years.

Read the press release from PR Newswire.

Monday, June 3, 2002 7:24 AM

Wow.... I wonder whatever happened to baby Jane?

Shaggy

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Shaggy
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Monday, June 3, 2002 8:11 AM
Wow...I used to work for Al. Congratulations!

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"If the beats were made of meat then they would have to be me ..." - L.L. Cool J

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Monday, June 3, 2002 8:32 AM

That position must make some Money !

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Monday, June 3, 2002 9:50 AM
I wander if they will call FOF's Fictional military base Fort Weber now?
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Monday, June 3, 2002 1:44 PM
I really don't know much about Paramount Park management and stuff but will this perhaps change the basis of Carowinds from family to thrill?

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Monday, June 3, 2002 3:47 PM
If he has a say in it, I hope he puts some good words in for PKI and PGA. One because its close, the other because they need(using the term in my preferences) some good wood. ;)
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Monday, June 3, 2002 3:48 PM

I really hope that this will take carowinds from family to thrill. Carowinds is in need of bigger coasters. they need new thrills badly. stop leaving carowinds behind.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 6:04 PM

haha... I was gonna say when I first saw this that I hope they finally do something with Carowinds in terms of a large coaster and more thrills. I guess we are just gonna have to wait and see...

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 2:22 AM
Somehow I don't think the appointing of a new CEO, who has been doing a very similar job to this for a long time, will suddenly mean a complete restructuring of the way things work at Paramount Parks, in order to turn parks into the exact oposite that has seen them succeed.

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So what if the best coaster in Australia is a second hand Arrow?

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 5:19 AM

A change in emphasis from family to thrills? Not bloody likely. Families spend far more money, stay longer and cause far fewer disruptions than any other group.

Besides, look at the bottom line.....SFWOA dumps $15 million on a 'flying' coaster with no increase in attendance. PKI builds a mid-size kiddie coaster and rethemes an existing flume ride to a kids' show and gets a big jump in attendance. Make that a big attendance jump for far less money.

Families are the reason to be in the business.

-'Playa

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