Executive shuffle at Walt Disney World sees new Vice Presidents at Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom

Jun 19, 2023 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Monday June 19, 2023 12:03pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World Executives are on the move this summer, with new Vice Presidents at two of the theme parks.

Melissa Valiquette is leaving her role as VP Magic Kingdom and will transition to a newly created position of Vice President, Industrial Engineering & Park Operations.

Taking Melissa's place at Magic Kingdom is Vice President of Disney's Animal Kingdom, Sarah Riles.

Replacing Sarah at Disney's Animal Kingdom as Vice President is Maryann Smith.

Faron Kelley is leaving his ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney Water Parks & Mini Golf role and transitioning to Vice President, WDW Customer Experience.

The shuffle is planned to take place over the coming weeks, and completed by July 9 2023.

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SirwalterraleighAug 31, 2023

…I wouldn’t recommend they call their realtor

DobergeAug 31, 2023

Vice President of Customer Experience is a title that is simultaneously specific and vague.

RteetzAug 31, 2023

Faron got a promotion to a new executive role with Disney.

JoeCamelAug 30, 2023

Saving the company money at every turn - good man

MisterPenguinAug 30, 2023

Adam is already springing into action: Walt Disney World mini-golf courses will be closed August 30, 2023 due to the approaching Hurricane Idalia. https://www.wdwmagic.com/other/severe-weather-information/news/29aug2023-disney-announces-first-closures-for-walt-disney-world-due-to-hurricane-idalia.htm

RhinocerousAug 30, 2023

Hit the ball into the clown’s mouth twice.

LilofanAug 29, 2023

He knows where both locations are located.

SirwalterraleighAug 29, 2023

You sure? Blizzard has been closed all summer

SirwalterraleighAug 29, 2023

That was last week…and of course people went nuts and assumed Bob in stock trouble is about to drop $1 bil in investments with a $4 bil in price tags on orlando We will have to say how they’ll play parks. In all other areas they have dug in and doubled down on the same lines as 8 years ago… Trust the shovels…my advise

Tha RealestAug 29, 2023

He knows both exist

Disstevefan1Aug 29, 2023

I heard a rumor the exec's were shuffling around AK in Dinoland area. Maybe a big lie announcement of something new to replace Dinoland at Destination D23 ?

cranbizAug 29, 2023

He can shoot par

MisterPenguinAug 29, 2023

What exactly are his mini-golf credentials?

LilofanAug 29, 2023

Where did Faron Kelly go and why was he replaced?