Jason Kirk named Magic Kingdom Vice President

May 16, 2018 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:40am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has named Jason Kirk the new Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, replacing the recently retired Dan Cockerell.

Jason is approaching 20 years with the Walt Disney Company, most recently serving as Vice President Transportation Operations. In that role he oversaw the introduction of Disney's Minnie Van service and development of Disney Skyliner.

Dan Cockerell's last day as Magic Kingdom VP was May 11 2018.

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WEDwaydatamoverMay 23, 2018

There is a very good interview with Dan Cockerall discussing his thoughts on MK while departing. He suggested Jason Kirk to be a great successor. As it happened to be... Good long interview on youtube posted this week I believe.

montyz81May 23, 2018

If he can bring Spock back to life, I'm sure he can brush off some of that skill to his cousin so he can bring MK back to life!

Dutch Inn '76May 23, 2018

Industrial Engineering is both of these things, and more. Efficiency, processes, systems, planning, supply chain, etc, etc...

Mat CauthonMay 21, 2018

CM's should avoid wearing red to work when there are rumors of layoffs...first ones to get whacked every time...just saying.

geekzaMay 21, 2018

Every new leader is an opportunity. I look forward to seeing what he can bring to the park.

Lands of WonderMay 19, 2018

Maybe he will bring in a light parade lol

WEDwaydatamoverMay 17, 2018

Not quite sure what you're asking disney4life2008?

disney4life2008May 17, 2018

Out of curiosity who are the minority leaders at Disney world?

brb1006May 17, 2018

Sounds like very optimistic news for MK. I wish him good luck for the years leading up to Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary.

WEDwaydatamoverMay 16, 2018

Interesting. TDO must know something that we don't to move him into the position of the busiest theme park on the planet. Even if the MK is flipped many times a day to hold that title of attendance it still barely is. I hope the best for him and to Dan and to the Magic Kingdom.

Tom P.May 16, 2018

Kman101May 16, 2018

Hopefully he's not stifled and can be allowed to do a good job. It sounds like he's a good choice. I hope it translates.

PhineasMay 16, 2018

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VigetMay 16, 2018

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