Disney CEO Bob Iger was interviewed by Andrew Ross Sorkin on Wednesday afternoon at the New York Times Dealbook Summit. The two had a wide-ranging conversation covering controversies, including box office bombs, stories vs. messages, sequel fatigue, future of Shanghai Disneyland and selling linear assets, as well as beefs with Bob Chapek, Governor DeSantis and Elon Musk.
Sometimes it takes over 4 years to fill in a dirt pit. There can be good reasons for that, such as shovel shortage. Many rainy days. Ghost of Card Walker haunting the pit. Many meetings held to determine best course of action to eliminate the pit. Unable to stop Andy Dwyer from camping in the
We’ve previously addressed Walt Disney World housekeeper shortages in What’s Up with Mousekeeping? That prompted a lot of questions about security checks and other policies. In response, we’re taking a deeper dive into concerns about “hassles” guests are having in resort rooms. (Updated November 29, 2023.) The latest development comes courtesy of readers who have reported
Whenever Walt Disney World releases new discounts for 2024, fans ask about the Free Dining deal. With room, ticket, and Dining Plan special offers through Summer 2024 all now available–and more coming soon–we thought it’d be a good time to ‘answer’ those questions with our predictions as to if or when Free Dining will be
Not every ride reimagining is an upgrade. Some updates to old attractions, or outright replacements, are actually inferior to what came before. This list offers an EPCOT Center and Magic Kingdom-heavy list of the worst of the many attractions that have come and gone at Walt Disney World, as the parks have evolved. (Updated November
Over the years, many attractions have come and gone at Walt Disney World. Some better than their predecessors, some worse. This post is 1 of 2 in a series, with this list focusing on the best replacement attractions added to the park, plus the follow-up Worst Attraction Replacements at Walt Disney World. (Updated November 25,
On Thanksgiving and every day, we’re grateful for the hard work of Cast Members in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Paris, Tokyo, and all of the other Parks & Resorts destinations and experiences around the globe. You are the magic. Walt Disney once said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the
One year ago, Bob Iger reentered the building as CEO of the Walt Disney Company. Late the previous night before the Elton John concert ‘streaming event’ on Disney+ at Dodger Stadium, executives found out that the board had pulled off a classic Bob Swap™️, replacing Chapek with once former and now current CEO Bob Iger.
Rumors have swirled for years that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will be reimagined to feature a new band or IP at Walt Disney World. This covers that, debunks what’s likely false, and engages in fun armchair Imagineering about themes, characters, movies, and bands that would work as a replacement. (Updated November 21, 2023.)
Disney Jollywood Nights is the new hard ticket Christmas event with special holiday entertainment, food & beverage, and adult atmosphere at Walt Disney World. This reviews our experience with the party, covering bright spots and what went wrong during the opening night meltdown. We’ll also address whether it’s worth the money, how much you can
After an operational meltdown on the inaugural night of the Jollywood Nights hard ticket event, Walt Disney World made a ton of improvements and additions for the second Christmas party. This covers all of the changes, how they enhanced the guest experience, and our commentary about where the hard ticket offering goes from here. For