Disney's Bob Iger and composer John Williams receive British award of the highest honor

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Disney's CEO, Bob Iger and famed composer John Williams both received their Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. In other words, they are honorary Knights. The announcment of their honor came last year when Queen Elizabeth, II announced the awards to be bestowed. Now, they have received the official order.

The awards/honors were bestowed on the two by Prince William at Windsor Castle. Bob congratulated Williams on the award as well. The Disney CEO called it "One of the great honors of my life," he told the media after it was announced by the Queen last year.

Iger and Williams are closely linked through the Disney-owned Star Wars property. Seeing them honored together feels right.

For Disney, there is a lot on the horizon and early June will put into motion a series of potential approvals that will shape Disney World in Orlando for the next two decades and beyone. The Tourist Board will meet on Wednesday to vote on a measure allowing Disney to construct new attractions and areas around the Orlando parks as well as a potential 5th gate. The votes are expected to go in favor of the nearly $18 billion project that Iger outlined months ago.

The future of Disney World and all Disney parks around the world are getting massive makeovers that include attractions, housing, more employment, and, again, a potential new park. Disney is hoping to begin construction next year to revamp areas of Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom specifically.