It is a great, big, beautiful day as Disneyland has officially reopened it’s gates to Guests after being closed for more than a year! Everyone is stepping out for this momentous reopening — even some big Walt Disney Company names you might recognize!
As Guests made their way past the Disneyland gates, they were greeted by many hard-working Cast Members who continually make the park the Happiest Place on Earth! Among the Cast Members were four top executives.
These notable Cast Members were Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek, Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger, and, the man of the hour, Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock, all of whom can be seen in the photos above and below!
Seeing these high-ranking Disney officials enjoying the magic with Guests and Cast Members today was a true treat for all Disneyland Resort fans.
Potrock even took to Instagram yesterday to express his excitement for this day! In his post, he said:
“Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.”
Such powerful words. As I take my last walk before we officially open Disneyland to our Guests tomorrow, I can’t help but reflect on how Walt must have felt on the eve of July 17th, 1955 – feelings of joy, excitement… and nerves! Just like Walt said on his opening day dedication, “Disneyland is your land,” and I am overjoyed that once again this can be a reality for our Guests. #Disneyland
And, finally today, it did become a reality! From this day on, Guests and Disney fans can continue to experience the magic of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
Both Disneyland President Ken Potrock and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro shared additional heartfelt posts on social media today.
Are you excited to see these Disney executives in the crowd and welcoming Guests? Let us know in the comments!