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Could Chapek Have Been the ‘Fall Guy’ All Along?

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I don’t consider myself to be a conspiracy theorist. As a news writer, I like to ground myself in solid fact. Occasionally, though, something comes along that makes me go, “hmm…”. The business with Iger returning and Chapek’s swift exit is one of those things. It all seems a little too neat and tidy. A little too “expected but shocking.” ...

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Disney Cast Gives Back This Thanksgiving

Disney fives back on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Today many Walt Disney World Cast Members, who often can not be home with their own families, are giving back to their community. For nearly 25 years, the Disney culinary team has prepared home-cooked meals for hundreds of local residents to enjoy, served by Disney VoluntEARS  (an all-volunteer group of Cast members dedicated to giving back).  This year ...

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Is Disney Planning on Ending the Reservation System In Just Weeks?

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When Disney theme parks were finally allowed to open after their forced COVID closure, strict health and safety protocols were in place, even before you entered the Parks. Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort (and later Disneyland Resort) were required to make a reservation to visit a Park, in addition to purchasing their ticket. This was done so Disney could ...

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Bob Iger Felt Chapek Lacked Empathy, the Pandemic Made That Clear

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It’s been a whirlwind few days, but Bob Iger is once again settling into his role as Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Company. Iger became CEO again when Disney’s Board Chair Susan Arnold announced that Bob Chapek was being terminated, effective immediately. The news was shocking to many, even though Disney fans had been calling for Chapek’s firing since ...

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Disney Says Its Limiting Number of Guests Who Can Purchase Genie+

Disney Genie+

Last year, Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort were introduced to Disney Genie+, a paid system that took the place of Disney’s incredibly popular FastPass system. Disney Genie+ required each Guest in a party to pay a certain amount per day in order to access a ride’s Lightning Lane — the new name for the FastPass lane. ...

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Here’s What it Cost Disney to Woo Back Bob Iger

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In case you’ve been living under a rock–or a mound of green beans and sweet potatoes in preparation for your family’s Thanksgiving Day celebration–Disney’s beloved Bob Iger is back, and the less-than-capable Chapek is out as king of the Mouse House, and we’ve got details on exactly how much it took to get Iger to embrace his Mickey ears once ...

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Disney Hit With Lawsuit Over Live-Streaming Prices

When thinking about entertainment companies, The Walt Disney Company is undoubtedly near the top of everyone’s list. Not only does Disney own the hit network ABC, but they also own Marvel Studios, LucasFilm, Pixar, and ESPN. In addition to that, they are majority shareholders in the massive streaming platform Hulu and, in 2019, launched its own streaming platform, Disney+. Disney ...

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VIDEO: Child Tells Universal’s Grinch About Jesus

Grinch at Universal

While typically, we share news about our favorite Disney character friends such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and more… every now and then, a Universal character comes to mind. Family and friends are gathering for the holidays at Central Florida tourist destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. Disney Guests may be ...

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Bob Iger Ushers In His New Era With a Town Hall Meeting

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With his return to the Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger has wasted no time getting started. One of his first official acts was to get rid of Chapek’s right-hand man, Kareem Daniel, and made some big announcements for the future structure of the company. The restructuring of the company has led to much excitement but also many questions. Bob Iger, ...

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