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

Mar 09, 2021 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Tuesday March 9, 2021 1:05pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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BaconPancakesMar 17, 2021

Y’all go on the most unnecessary tangents. Lol

RobbiemMar 17, 2021

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

RSoxNo1Mar 16, 2021

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

WondersOfLifeMar 16, 2021

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

pdude81Mar 16, 2021

Tesla doesn't really spend money on advertising either

lazyboy97oMar 16, 2021

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

WondersOfLifeMar 16, 2021

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.

WondersOfLifeMar 16, 2021

The metal detectors & mandatory lockers.

trainplane3Mar 16, 2021

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

lazyboy97oMar 16, 2021

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.

PuertoRekinSamMar 16, 2021

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

JoeCamelMar 16, 2021

Not really

PuertoRekinSamMar 16, 2021

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.