Surprising news has come out surrounding the Chapek-Iger transition that broke the internet earlier this week. Former CEO Bob Chapek reportedly instituted some much-needed positive changes at the Disney Parks for which he will now not get credit.
It’s been a whirlwind of a week for the Disney fandom and community. Disney CEO Bob Chapek, who was infamous with fans and was constantly petitioned to be replaced, was ousted from the Walt Disney Company and his predecessor, Bob Iger, returned to take the mantle.
However, while the week has seen other organizational changes, including Chapek’s top ally, Kareem Daniel, being let go as well, it has recently come to the surface that former Disney CEO Bob Chapek actually instituted some positive changes that will make many Disney fans very happy.
Disney follower, and lawyer Sean Nyberg, @SeanNyberg, tweeted:
I posted earlier about some positive park changes that were triggered under Chapek that will become official in a few weeks.
Since I can’t share my sources I deleted it, because I hate the vague “trust me” or “I’ve heard” posts.
Just know a lot of you will be VERY happy!
— SeanNyberg (@SeanNyberg) November 23, 2022
Nyberg then shared a second tweet wherein he said,
Also, the news has been shared among other Disney theme park sites through their own sources, so it’s not that hard to find. I’m just going to avoid sharing news from sources that I can’t reveal. Not the vibe I’m going for. Lol
Nyberg was referring to his now-deleted tweet wherein he shared that Chapek had already signed off to take away the much-hated Park reservation systems and it was going to happen as soon as this winter. Interestingly, while Nyberg deleted his tweet, many other sources shared the same news.
From Disney Glimpses:
I don’t know what the plans are for APs but I have to imagine that reservations will stay unless on a resort stay. I can also imagine a scenario where APs lose park hopping privileges unless on a resort stay or the highest tier of AP (park hopping/reservations make little sense).
— Disney Glimpses (@disneyglimpses) November 24, 2022
This wasn’t all. The Twitter account @OrangeGrove55 also retweeted the following from Twitter user Dre @VashSky:
We’ve been hearing rumors for months on this, with all of them pointing to this time period for the great “reimagining” of the reservation system. Doesn’t shock me that this lever has been pulled and, coincidentally, with Iger taking all the credit. Wild.
Check it out:
We've been hearing rumors for months on this, with all of them pointing to this time period for the great "reimagining" of the reservation system.
Doesn't shock me that this lever has been pulled and, coincidentally, with Iger taking all the credit.
— Dre (@VashSky) November 24, 2022
While many sources are confirming these rumors, nothing has been confirmed yet by Disney. At this point, only time will tell whether the Park reservation system is, in fact, going away and what plans the Walt Disney Company has for its Guests and fans. The system is currently instituted at both the as well as the .
We at Disney Fanatic will report on all Disney news as it comes to light.