Old Disney Ad Reminds Fans Bob Iger Might Have His Work Cut Out for Him

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In the wake of the dramatic upheaval of the Walt Disney Company, an old ad has resurfaced depicting everything that Disney saw leave during former CEO Chapek’s tenure.

The Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have long been acknowledged as some of the best places in the world for a Disney vacation. With the myriad rides and attractions on offer, the Disney Resorts and their Disney Parks have fans returning in droves to get their fix of the Disney experience at a Theme Park. But even some of the most hardcore fans have noted some changes that have not been for the best over the last few years.

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Disney Characters, Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

The primary party held responsible for a lot of these negative changes—increased prices, decreased quality of experience at the Parks, reported increase in unacceptable Guest behavior—has been the former Disney CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek. Now that Disney CEO Bob Iger has returned to the position, many hope this is a sign of a return to normalcy. But the reality is the Disney experience has changed a lot since Iger was last at the helm.

Recently, an old Disney ad resurfaced on social media (and not for the first time since it’s release), reminding people of what Disney once was and why fans and Guests flocked to the Parks.

Check it out:

The ad depicts all the wonderful inclusions of a Disney vacation at a Disney Park Resort or Resort hotel. Of course, since this ad’s release, many of the perks advertised were since altered or removed under former Disney CEO Bob Chapek‘s watch. Think free Magic Bands (now no longer included with a Resort stay), Fastpass+ (now replaced by the paid Disney Genie suite including Genie+ and Lightning Lane), and complimentary transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport (removed in January 2022).

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Main Street, U.S.A., Magic Kingdom/Disney

It’s apparent that the current Disney CEO Bob Iger has his work cut out for him. Iger has mentioned before that promoting Chapek was a decision he regrets. He is also set to address the Walt Disney Company employees and Cast Members at an upcoming town hall this Monday, November 28. Only time will tell what the future of Disney holds both for the Company, Disney employees, as well as the legacy it’s painstakingly built over almost 100 years now.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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