Bob Chapek comments on new leader for Parks and Resorts and other tidbits

Feb 27, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Former CEO Bob Iger and new CEO Bob Chapek held a joint Disney Leadership Town Hall yesterday to answer questions from Cast Members about the changes to the organization and plans for the future.

Of interest to Disney Parks fans is who will take on the role previously held by Bob Chapek - Chairman Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP).

When asked in the Town Hall about the new DPEP leader, Chapek answered there is "no specific timetable," and that there is a "wealth of great talent to look at."

The pair were asked about any disagreements they had together, and Iger remarked they had a "debate" about the renaming of California Screamin' at Disney California Adventure. Iger ultimately conceded to Chapek and the coaster became the Incredicoaster. It was an interesting comment that showed how involved the Disney CEO and leaders are in some of the smaller decisions made in the parks.

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Article Posted: Feb 27, 2020 / 9:53am ET