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Matt Ouimet to leave Cedar Fair

Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by Disneyhead, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Disneyhead

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    Not good news for Cedar Fair. Matt Ouimet was one of the most qualified people in the business.
     
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    I don’t think it’s coincidental that yesterday Bob doubled down on stepping down from Disney in 2019 and this news comes out today.

    Reportedly the COO is an old hat from the Paramount Park days and is also as well liked and revered.
     
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    Matt Ouimet doesn't have any business experience outside of theme parks or in Hollywood. If he's on a short list, Disney would have to hire him immediately and place him in an entertainment related role. Then, he would have enough experience to take Iger's job.
     
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    I am always amazed how you people know the names of all these movers and shakers in the biz.
     
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    Ouimet has been a big name in the buisness for 10+ years now. I think he's the former head of Disney Parks and Resorts (or was he a VP?).

    Either way, Disney or Universal would be lucky to have him.
     
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    I don't think Ouimet would replace Iger. Maybe replace Chapek while Chapek moves to CEO?
     
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    I am really impressed with the way he turned things around for Cedar Fair. He is exactly what the Disney theme park division needs as a leader, and I think the whole Disney company would do well under him.
     
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    Can't wait for that Space Mountain B&M Conversion :D
     
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    I can't wait to Sea where he ends up.
     
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    No, he was passed over.

    Ouimet was at WDW and DCL before being sent to DLR for that stint and single handedly salvaged anything of note for their 50th Anniversary.
     
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    Right, he left Disney because Rasulo ended up in the position Eisner was grooming him for.
     

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