Disney Being Sued by Former Walt Disney World Restaurant Cast Member

A former Disney World server, Alexandra Dumitrescu has filed a suit against Disney for lost wages.  The typically hourly rate for servers at Walt Disney World is $5.03.  The claim is that she was being asked to spend too much time on non-tipped work, resulting in a loss of pay for her shifts.  Florida minimum wage is $8.05 per hour, and server cast members typically get bumped up to that rate if they spend more than 20% of their work week doing tasks and jobs that aren’t tipped.

Alexandra Dumitrescu was a cast member at Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club and The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  She is being represented by Robert Parsons of Cohen Grossman firm.  This firm has also represented other cast member cases against Walt Disney World.  Disney has not made any public comments in regard to the case at this time, which is fairly typical for them in an effort to protect their brand and stay out of the media with negative publicity.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!