Josh D’Amaro, senior vice president at the Walt Disney World Resort, has been named the president of the Disneyland Resort. D’Amaro returns to where he started his career in 1998, the Disneyland Resort. There he held leadership positions in operations, business planning, finance, sales, and marketing. At the Walt Disney World Resort, he oversaw marketing strategy, sales, and business development.

“I am incredibly excited to be returning to the place where I began my Disney career nearly 20 years ago,” D’Amaro said. “I look forward to working closely with my fellow cast members, overseeing the Disneyland Resort during such an exciting period of growth, and once again becoming a member of the Orange County community.

D’Amaro also served as the senior vice president, Resorts, and Transportation from 2014 to 2017 at the Walt Disney World Resort. There, he was responsible for the operation of Walt Disney World’s 26 resort hotels and the resort-wide transportation system. He also served as vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park from 2012-2014. He oversaw the parks largest expansion in history during his tenure there. Other roles D’Amaro has held have been in sales and marketing with Adventures by Disney along with the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. From 2008 to 2010, D’Amaro served as vice president, finance, Global Licensing for Disney’s Consumer Products Division.

Josh D’Amaro replaces Michael Colglazier who was named managing director of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Asia Pacific Operation.