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Jill Estorino Named as New President and Managing Director of Disney Parks

By Tom Hartley, Editor and Co-founder

Updated 3:06 PM EDT, Thu July 16, 2020

Disney Parks has officially announced that Jill Estorino, an employee of 29 years with the company will become president and managing director for Disney Parks International.

Shelli Weinstein, the external communications specialist at Disney Parks made an official announcement on the Disney Parks blog.

“Jill Estorino will become president and managing director for Disney Parks International, effective immediately.”

“In her new role, the 29-year Disney veteran will be responsible for overseeing the company’s parks and resorts international operations and development, including Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort with the Oriental Land Company, Shanghai Disney Resort and Disneyland Paris.”

“Jill is known as an innovative and dynamic leader, and she’ll bring her nearly 30 years of Disney experience to guide our international parks into the future,” said Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


“Estorino replaces Michael Colglazier who served in this role for the past three years.”

“For the past five years, Estorino has served as Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, where she led the organization that manages consumer and client relationships around the world, identified opportunities for new products, experiences and services, and drove demand for the renowned Disney Destinations vacation portfolio.”

“Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, leading the teams at Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort to achieve business goals and ensure a consistent brand presence in the APAC region.”

“Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Marketing Strategy for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, leading a team that developed marketing strategies to drive attendance and occupancy for Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Disney Vacation Club.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to once again work more closely with our teams in Europe and Asia and to share Disney Magic with Guests and fans throughout the world.” Estorino said.

“Estorino also sits on the board of directors of the Association of National Advertisers, lending her time to its #SeeHer advisory board and the board of directors for Hong Kong Disneyland.”

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Tom Hartley

Tom Hartley

Tom is a theme park fanatic hailing all the way across the pond in the United Kingdom.

After visiting and experiencing everything that the theme park's offer in the UK, he has concluded his favourite to be Alton Towers located in Staffordshire.

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