Disney CEO Bob Iger Respondes to Inquires About MyMagic+
In his response CEO Bob Iger tells Rep Markey
We are offended by the ludicrous and utterly ill-informed assertion in your letter... that we would in any way haphazardly or recklessly introduce a program that manipulates children, or wantonly puts their safety at risk.
He goes on to say
It is truly unfortunate and extremely disappointing that you chose to publicly attack us before taking the time to review our policies and/or contact us for information
Then, to make sure that the point Iger was trying to make didn't get lost in the attached documents
To ensure that you fully understand our practices as they pertain to children, and our commitment to our guests' privacy, let me be clear and reiterate the basic facts. MyMagic+ is a completely optional program that was designed with privacy controls from the outset.
You can read Bob Iger's letter in it's entirety with attached documents online thanks to Theme Park Insider Robert Niles.
In discussions last week on our Facebook Page and in our forums, most WDW For Grown Ups readers felt that Congress should stick to fixing more "monumental issues" of the country rather than focus on a completely optional program at Walt Disney World. Many readers also expressed the view that they trusted Disney and felt safer in Disney's hands than in those of Congress.
How do you feel about the brewing feud between Markey & Iger? Do you like the response that Iger sent to the Congressman, or do you feel it's sharp tone was very un-Disney-like? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.