ANAHEIM, CA —Disneyland Resort cast members are still reeling from the news of layoffs, which came one week ago. On Thursday, Disney shared with the Teamsters Local N0. 495 that over 1,400 security guards and attraction cast members will be part of the layoffs.
It has been seven months since the Walt Disney Co. announced closures at their theme parks worldwide. The park intended to reopen in July, but those plans were scrapped as the coronavirus pandemic raged across Orange County. As of October, Disneyland Resort is the sole property to remain closed.
According to a report from the Orange County Register, as many as8,400 Disneyland Resort employees could be laid off. The exact number of people whose jobs will be affected by the ongoing Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park closure is not yet known.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has pushed notions of reopening guidelines to the back burner, while