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

Feb 27, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday February 27, 2020 9:53am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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PuertoRekinSamJun 23, 2021

Well it took a few months, but I stand by my original comment: (I guess technically this is a “cage” and not a “net”)

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