Disney Park Prices Too High, Says CEO Bob Iger

Customers call Disney park meals ‘disgusting slop’ and ‘prison food’
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At a glance

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger, who made a surprise return as the company’s chief executive last week, blasted his predecessor’s decision to hike prices at theme parks in an attempt to make up for pandemic losses.
  • Park goers have complained that prices have become sky-high, while food quality, portion sizes, and the overall experience have not been as good as before the pandemic.
  • In May, now ex-CEO Bob Chapek said that customers were spending 40 percent more at Disney’s theme parks than before the pandemic.

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