With all the discussion lately over Frozen, Star Wars, Marvel and Tomorrowland, I've been wondering what everyone's opinion is in regards to how those rumors relate to the end of Iger's reign.
Bob Iger's record as the face, leader, head of Disney over the last decade has brought on some monster changes with Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, DCA 2.0, New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, Avatar at Animal Kingdom, Shanghai Disneyland, Aulani, along with big projects in Paris and Hong Kong. He has done some tremendous things for the company, but his time is coming to a close.
My question then is this: does ANYONE expect the board, with potential CEO's among them, to approve any major projects in the next two years, knowing that Iger would get the credit? Likewise, would Iger even propose anything new knowing that he might get the blame for a failure (like MyMagic+)?
I get the distinct impression that nothing will happen that hasn't already been announced (Avatar, Shanghai) until we have a new face of Disney. So all the talk about new rides or replacing rides or new developments is all hogwash until 2016.