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November 7, 1994 – Paul Pressler is Named President of Disneyland Resort

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“Paul is a talented, creative business executive. He is fiscally sophisticated, he nurtures great ideas and he knows how to see them through. I know that Disneyland will thrive under his leadership.” Then-chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Michael Eisner

On November 7, 1994, president of Walt Disney Attractions Judson Green announced Paul Pressler as the new president of Disneyland Resort, replacing Jack Lindquist. Pressler joined Disney in 1987 as the senior vice president of Disney Licensing, and moved to senior vice president of Consumer Products. After joining the Disney Store as president in 1993, Pressler helped orchestrate the opening of hundreds of shops all over the world, expanding the number from 160 stores to 335 in 8 different countries. As president of Disneyland, he was instrumental in the expansion of Disneyland to a two park resort with three hotels.