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Management changes ahead

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Following yesterday’s breaking news from the US that Daniel Delcourt is about to return to Disneyland Paris in a leading position the rumor mill went into overdrive … the good part about that: slowly but surely it seems to get clearer which position he is about to take over – and it does not seem to the the position of Philippe Gas as CEO of Euro Disney S.A.S. Instead in the meantime the majority of sources state that he is about to replace Joe Schott. That would mean he becomes the “Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer”. Joe Schott moved into that position in December 2009 coming from Walt Disney Attractions Japan with experience at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Anaheim.

Please note that Disneyland Paris has not yet confirmed this management change in an official press release to our knowledge.

Management shake up at Disneyland Paris?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

For the latest inside scoops concerning the Disneyland Resort Anaheim MiceAge has long established itself – in particular the updates by Al Lutz are a hot topic among fans (for various reasons). The latest story by him was only published today, April 29, under the title “Disneyland Executive Shuffle“. However, what starts out a your “usual” report about a shuffle of management members in charge at the Disneyland Resort Anaheim then suddenly includes hot news for Disneyland Paris as well. Al Lutz writes: “after a few short years in America, Disneyland Resort Hotels VP Daniel Delcourt will return back to France with a promotion to head up Disneyland Resort Paris“.

Al LutzThe article leaves no room for speculation that Daniel Delcourt will return to Disneyland Paris – which means he and his wife have to relocate from Newport Beach, CA – it is rather ambiguous as far as his new position in Paris is concerned. At the time of publication of this news (04/29, 4:15 pm CET DST) neither the websites of the Anaheim resort nor of the Paris resort reflect the management shuffle reported by MiceAgeAl Lutz. However, the statement could be read as implying that Daniel Delcourt may replace Philippe Gas, the current CEO of Euro Disney S.A.S. – at least in midterm. In any case we should learn this soon as any management change of the magnitude implied by MiceAge’sAl Lutz’ statement has to be announced by Disneyland Paris publicly as well…

 Please note our follow-up report published April 30 concerning the latest rumors about the position Daniel Delcourt may take over!

More on Daniel Delcourt:

The married Belgian graduated from the Hotel School of Namur, Belgium, having earned his degree in Hotel Management and holding a master’s degree in Food and Beverage Management. According to his public LinkedIn profile Daniel Delcourt started his Disney career in April 1996 as “Food and Beverages Manager” at Disneyland Paris (04.06 – 09.97), before becoming “Operations Manager Disney Village” (09.97 – 01.99), which led to the position of “Ranch Davy Crockett and Disneyland Paris Golf Course General Manager” (02.99 – 06.2000), followed by “Hotel Sequoia Lodge and Disneyland Paris Golf Course General Manager” (06.2000 – 06.02), “Entertainment Operations Director” (06.02. – 06.04) and “Production/Operations/Techniques/Support Logistics Entertainment Director” (01.02 – 12.06) and finally “Hotels and Business Solution Vice President” (01.07 – 04.12) before moving to Anaheim, CA, for the position of “Vice President Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney District” (as of 04.12). As described on the public affairs website of the Disneyland Resort Anaheim, “in this role, Daniel oversees the operation of three resort hotels, including two AAA Four Diamond accredited locations, as well as over 20 acres of exciting restaurants, shops and nightclubs in the Downtown Disney district“.