Emilio Fabico Appointed General Manager of Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark


Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, the biggest indoor waterpark in the northeast is pleased to announce the appointment of Emilio Fabico as General Manager.

In his role, Fabico is responsible for the overall successful operations of the 453-suite lodge and the 125,000 square foot indoor waterpark, which opened in May, 2015. Fabico’s experience and background in the hospitality and theme park industries is extensive, spanning more than 30 years. Most recently, Fabico spent six years as General Manager for Disney’s Epcot in Orlando, FL. Additionally, Fabico’s experience includes key roles at several Disney hotel properties including general manager of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort; manager of room operations at the All Star Resort; and manager of guest service operations at Coronado Springs Resort. Prior to his career with Disney, Fabico held multiple different leadership roles at resort and hotel properties in Kansas, Chicago, and Atlanta. Fabico holds a MBA from Rollins College – Winter Park, FL., and a BS in Hotel/Restaurant & Club Administration from Washington State University. Fabico is most passionate about leading, coaching and inspiring staff members toward their goals and exploring their potentials.

“Emilio’s experience within the hospitality and theme park segment is extensive,” said Tim Gantz, partner of Stand Rock Hospitality, management company of Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark “We are always looking at ways to improve and enhance the guest and staff experience and Emilio’s exceptional leadership skills and proven track record made him the ideal candidate to lead the team at Camelback Lodge.”

The $163 million, eight-story Camelback Lodge, which opened in May, 2015 is located at the base of Camelback Mountain, and has transformed Camelback Resort into a year-round family and adventure destination. Designed to complement Camelback Resort’s existing seasonal outdoor recreation, including Camelbeach outdoor waterpark, skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, ziplining, a treetops obstacle course, mountain coaster and more, Camelback Lodge serves as the largest ski in/ski out indoor waterpark resort in the U.S. Nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, an area that welcomes 22 million leisure travelers annually from New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Camelback Resort has wide appeal to a broad audience including families and seasonal outdoor enthusiasts.

Emilio Fabico