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Tom Staggs Previews “World of Color” on Tour of Disneyland Resort

posted on January 27th, 2010 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company

New Chairman Tom Staggs touring World of Color

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs is no stranger to Disneyland Resort. Not many people know this, but he and his wife enjoyed their wedding rehearsal dinner at the Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland in 1996, and through the years this Southern California family has enjoyed countless days of fun together at the parks. His three sons were probably expecting to hear stories about Dad riding their favorite attractions the past few days, but this was Tom’s chance to spend time with frontline cast members learning first-hand about operations of the Resort.

Earlier today, Tom toured Disney’s California Adventure park where he saw the control room for the new water extravaganza “World of Color” – a technological marvel with 1,200 programmable fountains on a one-acre grid. He also visited the construction site for Cars Land, the new 12-acre expansion inspired by the blockbuster Disney-Pixar movie, “Cars.”

I met Tom Staggs at the Napa Rose last night while I was having dinner. He’s a very friendly and approachable guy. Here’s what he had to say about his visit: “The thing that most impressed me was how passionate everyone is, and how proud they are of the Disneyland Resort. They’re working to make the future of the parks even better, but they’re also focused on honoring the history of being the original Disney theme park.”

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Fred from CA on January 27th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Good to know that he got a chance to tour the park and check out the progress.
Yes, the future is very exciting. I’m really looking forward to all of the new attractions at California Adventure.


Ismael from CA on January 28th, 2010 at 11:46 am

Its also great that he knows this is “THE ORIGINAL” Walt Disney magic kingdom


Fred from CA on January 28th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I agree!


Ryan on January 28th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Ismael-Heck yeah,dland resort is the best,and greatest,”world” just has more space to fit more stuff,anaheim is a very large city,although i do want to go to every park at some point,and i love that Tom is also wearing a disney cast name tag,it think that fantastic.


D G on January 29th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

How about an update on Captain EO? PLEASE?


Wendy from CA on February 2nd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

That would be an awesome wedding rehearsal venue! Actually it would make a pretty good wedding venue too!


kylie on February 14th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I can’t WAIT for the updates. We just got passes,we are going to see World of Color in the spring.Will def come back in 2012 to see Carsland. DCA has needed an update for a while.