Mickey Mouse was on hand as Powell and Hidalgo posed for photographs on the stairs of the Disneyland Hotel as children from the day-care centers of Paris visited Disneyland Paris.
Catherine Powell commenced her new role as President of Euro Disney S.A.S. on Monday replacing Tom Wolber who has returned to the United States to take on operational responsibilities of the Disney Cruise Line.
Powell said on Monday that “I’m thrilled to join Disneyland Paris & work with the wonderful Cast Members who bring the magic to life”.
A mother of two, British expat Catherine studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University was previously Disney’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand and has more than 12 years of experience in global roles throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
In her previous role, Powell was responsible for leading all of Disney’s business divisions, overseeing global franchises, and expanding existing and new business in Australia and New Zealand.