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Cast Members React to Pay Raise Ahead of Union Vote

Dis ey Cast Members Union negotiations

Disney has been at odds with the Service Trades Council Union since October. Each group was locked in a fierce battle where neither was willing to give any ground. The Union wanted Disney to bump Cast Member pay to $20/hr. Disney felt its offer of $15/hr with a $1/hr annual raise was more than generous. It looked as if a ...

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Fired Exec Threatens “Serious Legal Consequences” For Disney

Disney exec threatens lawsuit

Amid massive layoffs and restructuring, Disney is cleaning house. Heads have been rolling at the Walt Disney Company since November with the sudden (and not entirely unwelcome) firing of former CEO Bob Chapek. No one knows who will be next on the chopping block as Disney looks to trim the fat. Related: Heads Continue to Roll at Disney One recently ...

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Want to Ride Tron Before It Opens? Now is Your Chance!

Tron previews

Tron is finally opening after 5 long awaited years. As always, when Disney opens a new ride, they offer the experience first to Cast and then to Passholders before the official opening day. This is no exception. It is just one small way that Disney shows its appreciation to the ones who make the magic and to their most loyal. ...

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Disney’s Head of Technology Out Hours After Layoff Announcement

The big news last week was the announcement of 7,000 job cuts at The Walt Disney Company. Many are left wondering whether their place in the company is safe and what their job will look like following the restructure plan Bob Iger has set in place. Many executive positions have already been eliminated and staffing changes seem to be occurring ...

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Disney’s Proxy Fight is Over as Peltz Pouts

Not long ago, Disney found itself in the thick of a proxy fight. What’s a proxy fight? Think of it like a corporate takeover: “a competitive struggle between two corporate factions for the proxy votes from shareholders needed to control a corporation.” This is never a pleasant thing and something  corporations seek to avoid at all costs.  Activist investment firm, ...

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How Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Changed My Life

Frozen

Frozen III is coming and my heart is so happy. I’m a bit old for Frozen Fever. I enjoyed the first one but walked away from it unmoved. The second one though, that film rocked my world, shook me to my core, and changed me forever. This means Frozen III will have some very big shoes to fill, Will it ...

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Fans Upset and Accuse Disney of “Anti-White” Propoganda Due to Proud Family Episode

Proud family

Many Disney fans have noticed something in the Disney Channel reboot The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder that hasn’t sat right with them. In one episode, Juneteenth, Maya, a young activist on the show, leads a charge in what is being called by critics”anti-white propaganda.”   Maya and her friends, including Penny Proud sing a song about slavery demanding reperations ...

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Disney’s TRON Is More Size-Friendly Than Initial Reports Claim

Tron Lightcycle

There has been a lot of talk recently about Disney’s newest attraction. Tron: Lightcycle/ Run is currently welcoming its first guests as Disney World Cast Member previews have started up. Several key talking points seem to be front and center: the ride is amazing, the ride is extremely short, and people have had trouble fitting on the bikes.  Related: Tron ...

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