Commentary Archive

Bob Iger vs. Elon Musk, Bob Chapek, Etc.

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.

Housekeeping “Hassles” at Disney World

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

Giving Thanks to Disney Cast Members

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

Will Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Be Reimagined?

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.)