Disney CEO Bob Chapek recalls ‘baptism by fire’ in 2020

Bob Chapek was less than a month into his tenure as the CEO of The Walt Disney Co. when the pandemic brought the company — theme parks, cruises and all — to a screeching halt.

Chapek, who most recently ran Disney’s (NYSE: DIS) theme parks and cruises division, had to quickly help the company figure out how to adjust. By mid-March, its theme parks were closed and cruises were suspended.

Walt Disney World in Orlando was among those that shuttered in March 2020 and remained so until July 2020…