Guests show disgust for Bob Chapek at Magic Kingdom with giant signage

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While Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the International Disney Parks are incredibly fun and immersive places to vacation, that doesn’t mean “the most magical place on Earth” is free from controversy.

As has been covered by us at Inside the Magic and many others, Disney guests are passionate about making sure their voices are heard when it comes to attractions, products, and restaurants that they may not approve of. . This is especially noticeable with Disney’s new Genie, Genie +, and Lightning Lane services, as many guests either don’t want to pay their cost of use or think the old systems were better.

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One of the most controversial things happening in the Disney community right now is the general reception of the new CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek. Chapek assumed the post of chief executive in February 2020, just before the entire world was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Many guests disapprove of Chapek as they see him as a penny-seeking, profit-oriented entrepreneur rather than an imaginative and exciting visionary. While many blame Chapek for the issues that Disney World and Disneyland both face, like the Galactic Starcruiser and the closure of the NBA Experience at Disney Springs, it’s important to remember that many of these issues were already happening or happening. were developing while former Disney CEO Bob Iger was in charge.

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Chapek even said he didn’t like to be called a “cost cutter” and didn’t see himself as such. Regardless, many Disney guests just don’t approve of Bob Chapek’s approach to Disney Parks, with a petition to remove him becoming much more popular recently. Now, guests have noticed quite a bit of public disapproval at the runDisney marathon event which takes place at the Magic Kingdom.

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In a tweet from @Imagine_Ears, a sign that read “You Run Disney Better Than Chapek could be seen as runners passed down Main Street USA.” See the full tweet below:

A friend of mine is running the Disney marathon this morning. He ran through it in Magic Kingdom.

It is important to note that such signage is prohibited at Walt Disney World Resort and that this sign was most likely removed from Guests very quickly. Learn more about official Disney World rules and regulations here.

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Another controversial event currently taking place in the “Disney sphere” is the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a new immersive and expensive hotel experience, expensive keyword. The price of over $ 5,000 will surely leave many guests stunned and the new hotel has already received many cancellations.

What do you think of Bob Chapek? How does it compare to previous Disney CEOs for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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