Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Gary Maggetti, General Manager of Disney California Adventure Park West (Episode 1474)
Gary Maggetti is the General Manager of Disney California Adventure Park West in Anaheim, California. Since beginning his career with the Walt Disney Company as a Jungle Cruise Skipper during the 1992 Fall College Program at Walt Disney World, and then as a Food & Beverage Host on Main Street during the 1994 Summer College Program at Disneyland Park, Gary has had a variety of roles at the Disneyland Resort: Restaurant Manager, opening project team for Disney California Adventure; Manager, Training and Development, and Operations Manager for Food and Beverage Business Solutions. He has served as Director, Disneyland Resort Hotels Food & Beverage; Director, Theme Parks Food & Beverage, and as General Manager, Food & Beverage Operations for Disneyland and Director, Food & Beverage and Merchandise Experience Integration for the Disneyland Resort. He has also worked internationally as Director, Food & Beverage for the Tokyo Disney Resort, providing strategic input to Oriental Land Company, who manages all operations at the Tokyo Disney Resort.
Today, as General Manager of Disney California Adventure Park West, he oversees all operations for the Pixar Pier, Paradise Gardens Park, Pacific Wharf and Golden Vine Winery regions of the theme park including Attractions, Retail, Food & Beverage, Guest Show operations, as well as Outdoor Vending, Park Banquets and Festival events for both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park and the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery. In addition, Gary leads the Disneyland Resort’s College & Professional Internship programs.
Gary has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the California Restaurant Association and is currently Chair of the Customer Experience Program Advisory Committee for the University of California at Irvine. Gary has also served on the Board of Directors for several local community organizations including the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, the Executive Advisory Board for the Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management program at California State University Long Beach, the Good News for Kids Foundation and the Tim Salmon Foundation.
Gary graduated cum laude from the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management and was a Gold Spirit of Disneyland® Resort recipient in 1998 and was inducted into the Northern Arizona University’s W. A. Franke College of Business Hall of Fame in October 2021.
Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com.
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