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Dear Bob Iger: What Disney Fans Want To See You Do

Dear Bob Iger: What Disney Fans Want To See You Do
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Dear Bob, we know you just stepped back into this role. But, we know you have some experience in this department. Here is a short list of things we would love to see accomplished right away.

Editor’s Note: The ideas and sentiments of this article reflect what we have seen commented on time and time again in the past two years. They do not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of Kenny the Pirate, the blog as a whole, or the writer. They are simply observations of what we see when readers comment on the blog or social media.

#1 Restore relationships

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Let’s start with the big one. Disney fans would love to see you restore relationships with so many groups of people on behalf of the company. All the way from the Imagineers to Cast Members making so much magic for us in the parks. Even Hollywood relations need to be repaired in order to boost up Disney+. We do not know why you left so suddenly in March 2020 (we know there’s something going on although we never got the full story, and that’s ok).

Having such a quick and uneasy transition no doubt damaged some relationships in general. Fans believe this will be the first and most critical need in order to make the next two years go well for you and the company. Having the trust of those who work within the company and fans who just really love Mickey Mouse will be monumental in re-building this company.

#2 Build our confidence back up

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So many things changed shortly after you stepped down. Park passes, park hopping rules, Genie+, and the reduction in onsite benefits to name a few. We know *some* of these are pandemic related and *some* are not. We know you had a hand in some of these changes before you even left the company. That’s a hard pill to swallow.

However, several of these changes have not been positive for many Disney fans. They all miss having the ability to park hop freely and not having to choose which parks they will visit ahead of time. So many projects were shelved due to budget cuts. We know it’s asking a lot to do in just two years, but maybe you could handle a couple of these. Something as simple as pre-picking Genie+ options could do so much to help fans plan their visits and build Guest confidence.

#3 Pick a strong successor

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Finally, fans are begging you to pick a strong successor. We know you only have two years to do this, but doing so is critical for the future of The Walt Disney World Company.

We want someone who has a strong yet gentle personality. He or she needs to be someone who works well with others and has positive relationships with those around him/her. They need to be able to balance the ever so delicate relationship between money and people. It certainly would not hurt if they are charismatic and lovable either as well as creative.

The historic park closure and all the changes that came in the last two years have not been easy. Above all, we think the next CEO needs to have a love and passion for the company. That’s not to say the previous CEO did not. We just believe it needs to be a strong quality for any CEO that serves The Walt Disney Company.

In short, pick someone like Walt. Love, Disney Fans

What would you like to see Bob Iger do in the next two years? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and on Facebook.


  1. CRT I agree with you! STOP ALL THE WOKENESS YOU STARTED BEFORE you, iGOR, LEFT!!!!!! Hate Genie+, bring back fast pass even at $15 per day. Do something about the terrible lines.

  2. Please drop prices and add back dining. Distance yourself from FX if they are going to make demonic movies. Bring back the true magic of Disney I experienced as a child without all the awokeness of todays world. I want my grandchildren to experience what I once did.

  3. REMEMBER people other than the rich LOVE WDW THIS HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN
    the price of ticket is insane no free ride from airport anymore…your answer,,ANY ONE STAYING AT DISNEY HOTELS WHICH HAS BECOME MUCH HIGHER HAVE TO PAY TO HAVE A CAR!!!!! INSANE

  4. Get us cast members back that 18.5 years of service and left (retired) when we were mandated to get the jab or leave. Been raised Disney my whole life, Even a Disney bride then had to make the worse decision of my life to leave because I refused to get the jab. Have even tried to come back and be told several times I am not qualified.

  5. Drop Genie+ and reinstate Fast Pass +. Stop the reservation system, which is apparently a way to figure out how much food to buy/make each day? (Apparently denying cast members the opportunity to buy food on their breaks as it skews the stats). Return the food to being edible and abundant. Allow the cast members to provide magic everywhere again. For example, if I want the limited time only lime dole whip without pineapple juice, please sell it to me that way instead of saying “no, we are only allowed to sell it with the pineapple juice” (apparently because the chef “meant” it to be that way. Also applies to Food and Wine festival foods…under Chapek, can’t request the hummus and veggie dish without the aioli squirted on top even if you are allergic to aioli, because “that’s not the way the chef created it”. Really? It was never that way before Chapek). CLEAN the bathrooms, and FIX the rides!

  6. Having an annual pass, and using Magical Express were fundamental to the number of trips I made per year. I visited from out of state 4- 5 times a year, staying, and eating all meals, on property. Since the changes I’ve visited less often, and would consider staying off property for at least some visits. Park passes, limited park hopping, and the loss of fastpass, have made visiting much less fun! I hope Bob Iger takes a good look at all the changes that have made a trip to WDW much less magical.

  7. Number 1 priority (please) restore the MAGIC. I know all the reasons, budget cuts, Covid, Disney+ focus, etc……but the parks are in sad shape. Maintenance has been overlooked but more than that the cast members are not having “Magical days”. It has been obvious that Chapek only had the bottom line as his focus and it shows.

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