Amidst growing unrest in Disneyland’s employee strike, Cast Members took their protests to the next level in the Parisian Park. Further demonstrations were expected today as Cast Members continue to fight for fair pay and indemnities from their employer, The Walt Disney Company. Many Guests’ vacations are being ruined, and the hundreds to thousands of dollars they spent on a Disney experience are virtually wasted
Earlier today, Disney Dining covered the disgust Park Guests shared for the lack of entertainment offerings at Disneyland Paris, while shops and restaurants were fully staffed and continued to profit. Many shows and parades were canceled because entertainment cast members themselves were involved in the strike. Other times the protesters’ blockade literally made it impossible for parades to go out.
Now it seems another blockade has taken over Disneyland Paris, this time at the heart of Sleeping Beauty Castle. According to DLP Report on Twitter, striking Cast Members literally stormed the castle in an attempt to “cancel the performance of Disney D-Light and Disney Dreams.” Less than 40 minutes later, their efforts proved successful as the nighttime entertainment was canceled.
See Guest react to the announcement below:
The crowd’s reaction moments ago when tonight’s entertainment was canceled due to the Cast Member strikes: pic.twitter.com/DDBdziXeyl— DLP Report (@DLPReport) June 6, 2023
There is a chorus of boos, but also some encouraging whistling that may be in solidarity with the Cast Member’s cause. The lights of Sleeping Beauty Castle remained out even as the sun set. Then in an even more dramatic turn of events, it seemed Disneyland Paris had closed down City Hall – the hub of Guest Relations.
Apparently the in flux of Guest complaints became too much for the Cast Members who were working to handle, and the Park literally shut down the customer service area. Many fans say this will cause irreparable damage to Disneyland Paris and the Disney brand as a whole. Disney Park goers across the world are calling on Disney to sort this out soon before things turn dangerous.
Hopefully, things don’t come to that but the situation right now certainly is quite messy.
From DLP Report on Twitter:
Guests who visited today and would like to file a request for compensation can email email@example.com with details about their visit and situation.— DLP Report (@DLPReport) June 6, 2023