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    Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Here is the tweet: https://twitter.com/insidethemagic/s...65787431370754

    So I know its too early to really speculate, but what does this mean for Disneyland and the theme parks, what do you think?






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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Good find! Maybe we will see Iger go out big for Disneylands 60th right before he leaves! New Tomorrowland, Frontierland Expansion, Fantasyland Expansion! Well I can dream anyways... Hopefully the next CEO focusses less of marketing in the parks and we get some non franchise based attractions in the future! I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Meg Crofton will be elevated to CEO of the WDC...........

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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdjeff4sc View Post
    Meg Crofton will be elevated to CEO of the WDC...........
    Is that really necessary....






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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Depends on who replaces him, and how soon the decision is made (because that affects how much time the successor can spend learning the ropes).

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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Analyst View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sdjeff4sc View Post
    Meg Crofton will be elevated to CEO of the WDC...........
    Is that really necessary....
    Yep, not necessary at all. As long as Disney has forward-thinking visionaries like Staggs and Rasulo, they won't need to promote lesser beancounters like Crofton.
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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    How old is Bob Iger?
    "In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations, the new needs friends." - Anton Ego

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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Bob Iger is 60. 2/10/51
    Stockholder and Walt Disney Autograph holder!!

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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Analyst View Post
    Here is the tweet: https://twitter.com/insidethemagic/s...65787431370754

    So I know its too early to really speculate, but what does this mean for Disneyland and the theme parks, what do you think?
    WAAAY too early to speculate. But you can already see who sticks out in any possible line of succession. If Iger were to leave his CEO post today, my bet would be on Tom Staggs becoming CEO, and George Kalogredis taking over as head of Parks & Resorts. If that were the case, the company would be in fantastic hands. But this isn't today, it's 5 years from now. Anything could happen in 5 years.

    One thing to remember, also, is that Iger will continue to be President and Chairman after a new CEO is named in 2016. He'll be 65 by then. He'll have done his duty for King and Country, and will have done it quite well.
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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiversOfAmerica View Post
    WAAAY too early to speculate. But you can already see who sticks out in any possible line of succession. If Iger were to leave his CEO post today, my bet would be on Tom Staggs becoming CEO, and George Kalogredis taking over as head of Parks & Resorts. If that were the case, the company would be in fantastic hands. But this isn't today, it's 5 years from now. Anything could happen in 5 years.
    I agree that it's 'way to early to speculate on five years down the road... but disagree that if it were today, George would get P&R. Churros to turkey legs, it'd be Jay.
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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    I have no idea what will happen only time will tell but hopefully It'll be like Uncle Walt is back in town and well will have completely original rides and unique experiences instead of condensed rides based on film franchises. Or else it'll be like Eisner all over again and the complete destruction of all things Disney we know and love




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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
    Churros to turkey legs, it'd be Jay.
    I don't think it would be Jay. Jay was already chairman of WDP&R. He's a numbers guy, but not a visionary. Skaggs and Kalogredis are both visionaries. Just my $.02.
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    Or else it'll be like Eisner all over again and the complete destruction of all things Disney we know and love
    To Eisner's credit, he saved the company from destruction while Walt's Son-In-Law Ron Miller was CEO. Eisner ran things pretty well until he lost his right-hand-man, Frank Wells. With Wells' death, we saw rise of the Pressler/Harris era, which took years to recover from (and from which we're still in many ways recovering).
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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    Well, whoever takes over, lets hope they keep improving. Even the naysayers have to admit Iger steered the company in the right direction. You may not like all the character driven stuff, but he at least figured out that if you're going to do it... do it well, and that you have to spend money to make money. My fav quote of his though was about DCA and a potential 3rd gate:

    Disney's chief executive officer Robert Iger went on record during the company's annual stockholder meeting on March 10, 2006 when someone asked about a potential third park being built in Anaheim. "We're still working to assure the second gate is successful", Iger said, referring to California Adventure. "In the spirit of candor, we have been challenged."[10]

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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

    I agree Iger at least put quality back into the parks even if it was character based. Id rather have 100 well themed character rides than another SSL.
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    Re: Bob Iger to be replaced as CEO in 2015 - what does this mean for the parks?

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    I agree Iger at least put quality back into the parks even if it was character based. Id rather have 100 well themed character rides than another SSL.
    Don't worry, character rides are all that Disney will be doing for the foreseeable future. No matter who is picked for CEO or who heads Parks & Resorts, it's doubtful that the vision of Disneyland as a marketing mall for franchise brands will change. These guys are snug and cozy in their money-making box, and aren't going to move (or think) outside of it. As Bob said, "I’m committed to increasing long-term value for shareholders and am confident we will continue to do so..."

    As for Tom Staggs being a "visionary," we've seen the kind of visions he has: whilst gazing 'pon the miracle of Carsland, he is struck by a vision of... Avatarland.
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