LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For the first time since returning as chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger visited Walt Disney World this week, interacting with guests and touring the theme parks.

What You Need To Know

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger visited Disney World this week

  • Iger, along with Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro, was seen touring the parks and interacting with guests

  • Iger returned to the company in November after the abrupt departure of Bob Chapek

Iger, who was reinstated Nov. 20 after the abrupt departure of Bob Chapek, spent the past few days in the parks with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro and Disney World President Jeff Vahle.

The group were spotted by guests who shared the interactions on social media. Instagram user dancingcatdisco posted a picture with Iger and D’Amaro at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

“Guys I wasn’t kidding when I said I saw the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger at the park!” the post read.

Iger also posted about his visit on Twitter along with a picture of cast members at Magic Kingdom.

“Had a great visit to @WaltDisneyWorld this week and I’m always so inspired by our spectacular cast members, who bring such talent and dedication to everything they do,” the post read. “Thank you!”

Iger also visited Disneyland in December. 

Since returning to helm the company, Iger has been working to address some of Disney’s biggest challenges. In November, he held an employee town hall to talk about the company’s future and to answer questions.

Earlier this month, the company announced a number of updates for Disney World to improve the guest experience, including modifying the park reservation requirement for passholders and ending standard parking fees at resorts hotels.


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