Two longtime Cast Members at have been fired by The ‘s Hilton Head Resort in South Carolina Walt Company, and no one knows why.
Now fans are furious that the as soon as possible. would make such a decision, especially after alluding to the fact that the two Cast Member , who’ve been on hiatus since the pandemic first began, would be brought back to
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Hilton Head is a Disney Vacation Club Resort is a away from for many Guests who frequent the Resort and love it for its elegance and beauty. The Resort is designed a bit like a hunting and fishing lodge from the 1940s. It features multi- villas and is a perfect vacation destination and an optimum location for a couple’s retreat. located in South Carolina, along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront. The
the for more than 21 years. A post by Disney Parks Blog shared that Shadow “first appeared at the Resort during construction in 1996, and by opening day, she was part of the Resort’s family.”
are welcome too, and there are activities and for everyone. B’Lou Crabbe (whose real name is Mick Ayres) and Shadow have always been a huge part of that . Shadow has served as the Hilton Head mascot since before the Resort opened, and B’Lou has been a staple at
Is this how Disney treats family?
of the seemingly abrupt and baseless termination of B’Lou and Shadow spread quickly, and fans instantly took to social media to share their for the duo at Hilton Head, to share of themselves with B’Lou and Shadow, and to air their disgust with ‘s decision, some saying it must have something to do with .
Ayres says this video montage, created more than 10 years ago, brings back lots of memories for him.
On Mick Ayres’s Facebook page, fans have taken a or two to share with him how much his has meant to them over the years. Each who has posted about the termination has nothing but kind words about Ayres and his canine pal. Many who’ve posted have shared how angry they are about the firing. Others have simply made a public request to to reconsider.
One fan even says he’ll boycott the Resort over Disney’s decision.
“I am ABSOLUTELY devastated that Shadow and you will not be returning to the Disney Hilton Head Resort,” wrote Ken Atwood in a post on Facebook. “I have signed the petition asking Disney to rethink this horrible decision. If you are not reinstated, I will never again step foot on the HH Resort.”
Ayres’s fans are angry about the firing, but the way in which went about the termination has gotten the most of any part of this sad .
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According to Ayres, best ” duo on hiatus at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and even though the South Carolina reopened to Guests in June 2020, just a month before the Florida reopened, B’Lou and Shadow were not called back to work. placed the “man and man’s
Ayres says he upheld his contract with The Walt Company throughout the hiatus by not seeking other employment during that time. Though Ayres was unpaid during the 20-month period, continued to cover the costs of Shadow veterinary bills and her grooming.
It’s no wonder B’Lou was simply waiting for the the located just 5 hours from Walt World. he’d receive a phone call, welcoming him and Shadow back to the they love the most so they could get back to bringing a bit of , joy, smiles, and laughter to each that visited
But the a who simply read a form letter to Ayres over the phone, letting him know that their services were no longer needed and that Disney would not be bringing them back to the Hilton Head Resort. that B’Lou received the coveted phone call was not a good at all, and Ayres could have done without the phone call as well. Instead of the call giving way to the exciting return of B’Lou and Shadow, it was instead a short, 5- notification from
No explanation was given for the decision to terminate the lovable duo that can be found in the vacation of of Guests who visit Hilton Head every .
B’Lou and Shadow have interacted with Hilton Head Resort every of their with . Whether it was a big , a with his parents, a group of , or a bunch of at heart, B’Lou and Shadow were always about bringing to every of the Resort and making that personal and special to each new the duo made. of Guests at the
As has spread to fans of the Hilton Head Resort, for B’Lou and Shadow has poured in. It has also garnered the of fans who’ve never even met B’Lou and Shadow.
One fan has started a petition at Change.org, pleading with to reinstate Ayres and his canine companion, as theirs is an invaluable, irreplaceable that brings to the located along miles of the Atlantic Ocean.
As of , of fans of Team B’Lou and Shadow have signed the petition, showing their of the duo and their thankfulness for their storytelling, folklore, , and .
Here’s hoping for B’Lou and Shadow and for the Guests who enjoy does the right thing ‘s Hilton Head Resort in South Carolina.