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December 7, 1999 – Cynthia Harriss is Named President of Disneyland


“During her tenure with Disney…Cynthia has proven herself to be a strong leader who has a real passion for everything the Disney name represents.” – Michael Eisner, Former Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company

On December 7, 1999, it was announced that Cynthia Harriss would be promoted to the position of president of the Disneyland Resort. Harriss originally joined the Disney Company in 1992, holding senior positions in the Disney Store and Disneyland; in this instance she moved up from the position of senior vice president of park operations, an office she’d held since 1997. She remained president over one of the biggest expansions of the Disneyland Resort, and held the office until 2004.


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