Josh D’Amaro is President, Walt Disney World Resort. He is responsible for leading all facets of business for the resort’s four theme parks, two water parks, 28 resort hotels, four golf courses, two full-service spas, an extensive multi-modal transportation system, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and the Disney Springs entertainment-shopping-dining complex.
Josh leads a cast of more than 75,000—America’s largest single-site workforce—and will lead Walt Disney World on the path to its 50thanniversary, in 2021. In doing so, he will help complete the destination’s most significant expansion in the last two decades, opening the Disney Skyliner aerial transportation system, new lodging experiences, new arrival and nighttime entertainment experiences for the Epcot theme park and new attractions across the resort.
Josh believes that, by being a champion for the resort’s cast members, an active member of the community and an advocate for innovation, Walt Disney World Resort will continue to thrive as a business while delivering the magical guest experiences for which it is known worldwide.
Prior to his return to Walt Disney World, Josh was president of the Disneyland Resort, where he opened the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme-park land, and helped initiate development of an upcoming Marvel-themed land.
Josh began his 21-year Disney career at the Disneyland Resort in 1998 and has held various leadership positions across the company.
He served as senior vice president of Commercial Strategy for Walt Disney World Resort and also led the sites’ Resorts & Transportation Operations.
Josh also served as vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park as it underwent the largest expansion in its history.
His other roles included Adventures by Disney; Sales and Travel Operations at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; Finance for the Global Licensing division of Disney Consumer Products; and Business Planning and Strategy Development for the Disneyland Resort.
Josh earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.