Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger reiterates that he will leave the company on December 31 2021

Mar 09, 2021 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Walt Disney Company Executive Chairman Bob Iger today reiterated that he will leave the company at the end of his current contract on December 31 2021.

He made the comments during his introductory comments during today's 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which Iger will be attending (virtually) for the final time.

Iger stepped aside from the role of CEO in February 2020, with Bob Chapek taking over the role. At that time, Bob Iger assumed the role of Executive Chairman and has directed the Company's creative endeavors, while leading the Board and providing assistance to Bob Chapek during the transition period.

Iger's comments today are significant because he has, on multiple occasions, reversed course and extended his stay at the company.

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Article Posted: Mar 09, 2021 / 1:05pm ET
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BaconPancakes24 days ago

Y’all go on the most unnecessary tangents. Lol

Robbiem24 days ago

I’m sure any safety nets etc could be built into the theming- driving through a toy car box or a green army man toy etc. You make the ride like a scalectrix car on a toy track

RSoxNo125 days ago

I know someone already posted Velocicoaster, but if it's really a concern nets and tunnels could still absolutely work.

WondersOfLife25 days ago

I mean... I'd consider Six Flags a major chain.

pdude8125 days ago

Tesla doesn't really spend money on advertising either

lazyboy97o25 days ago

Nobody is saying it is illegal or not done, but the major chains have more stringent internal standards that limit what is allowed.

WondersOfLife25 days ago

There is also Carolina Cyclone at Carowinds which has been running since the dawn of time. And Fury 325 goes all the way across and over the park entrance walkway.

WondersOfLife25 days ago

The metal detectors & mandatory lockers.

trainplane325 days ago

I was going to say, that's the latest example. Cedar Point and Kennywood are two others that never had nets either.

lazyboy97o25 days ago

As I said in the main thread, this would not be the first time Universal forgot nets for a dinosaur coaster. They had to be hastily added to The Flying Dinosaur at Universal Studios Japan.

PuertoRekinSam25 days ago

Let me clarify... that will not happen in a Disney Park in the 2010s due to their safety/risk management practices. as for Universal, I’ll see how long that last like that after the ride opens. after all this is the company that stopped dueling their dragons do to loose items

JoeCamel25 days ago

Not really

PuertoRekinSam25 days ago

From a safety/risk management perspective there is no way this would be done in the 2010s. You will notice the ride path does not go directly over any Guest areas. And in parks where they do (islands, sea world, etc) they need to put safety nets between the coaster and the people below. If a speedway style ride went “in and around” slinky dog, it would be a bunch of nets, which would look absolutely awful.