New Appointment in Disney Imagineering Indicates Possible 'Significant Activity' at WDW

It's been reported Walt Disney Imagineering has recently undergone a shuffle of sorts of its employees - all of which could indicate new activity in Walt Disney World's future.

The newest change in Walt Disney Imagineering has Kathy Magnum taking on the new role of "Producer, Walt Disney World Portfolio." This new role will have Magnum partnering up with Jack Blitch and working with Meg Crofton as a creative producer for Walt Disney World. She'll continue to report to Walt Disney Imagineering Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn.

Magnum, who has most recently overseen the development of Cars Land in Disneyland, has over thirty years experience with Walt Disney Imagineering.

No other changes to the creative directors of the parks were made. Eric Jacobson will continue to be in charge of the creative force for the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios while Joe Rhode holds the same title for Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The appointment of Magnum to the new role in Walt Disney World comes as work on the new Fantasyland is nearing completion and work on AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom is in the very early stages.


Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 12:01:

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I can't wait to see what comes of this!

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