Last Year’s Disney CEO Predictions Were Eerily Accurate; Will This Year’s Predictions Be as Precise?

This past November was full of surprises for Disney fans as the return of Bob Iger as CEO was announced. As Bob Chapek was hastily ousted, Bob Iger took up the reigns again and dove right into the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company.

Bob Iger, Bob Chapek in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

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Many fans were elated to hear the news of Bob Chapek’s dismissal and Bob Iger’s return. After all, many recent historical Disney moments were the work of Bob Iger, such as the purchases of Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox.

Not only that, but the recent troubles regarding a visit to Disney Parks have created a rift between loyal fans and Bob Chapek and have made many fans yearn for the golden age of visiting the happiest and most magical places on Earth.

Cinderella Castle

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In short, Bob Iger’s timely return has reinvigorated many Disney fans who have become alienated as a Disney vacations become more complicated and expensive than ever. Who could have seen the legendary CEO’s return? Well, Alex Sherman did!

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Theme park reporter Scott Gustin points out that in his predictions for 2022, Sherman correctly anticipated Bob Iger’s return after speaking with ten anonymous media executives. This year, Alex Sherman is back with even more predictions.

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After conversing with 12 anonymous media executives, this year’s predictions include Bob Iger staying on for even longer, another former Disney executive taking the place of CEO, Christine McCarthy leaving the Walt Disney Company, and even Disney purchasing Netflix. What do you think will happen within the New Year?

If you’d like to read Alex Sherman’s full report of predictions for 2023, you can find it here.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.