So totally unrelated to the previous post we hear that Walt Disney World is restructuring their Transportation management. This actually harkens back to the corporate restructuring Disney implemented early in the year, the one that resulted in all the management layoffs. Since then, Disney has been shuffling their executives as part of a cost saving exercise. Whether it’s a good time to do that to the Transportation Department given the year’s events, remains to be seen.
When Kevin Lansberry was appointed vice president of Disney’s Animal Kingdom it was also noted with some confusion among fans that he was also put in charge of the WDW resort’s transportation. Seemed like a fairly odd pairing for someone whose previous job was executive over Disney’s shopping and entertainment district. Now Kevin can concentrate on giving DAK the attention it deserves.
Disney announced they have appointed Jim Vendur, who had been in charge of transportation maintenance, to oversee both operations and maintenance of WDW’s whole transportation system. Said system includes the monorail, ferryboats, and about 300 buses. Disney will also add more supervision of the Transportation fleets, but that position remains to be filled.
More at The Orlando Sentinel.