Disney Parade CANCELLED in Light of Another Cast Member Strike

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The Walt Disney Company is not out of the woods yet…

Disney has been in hot water for various reasons this year. The drama inside and outside the Parks has made the world pay attention to the Walt Disney Company’s personal and political affairs. One of the main stories of the year was the Cast Member protests.

Earlier this year, a major protest broke out among Cast Members working at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. These Cast Members were protesting the bad wages the company was paying them, despite doing lots of work. The job of a Cast Member at one of the Disney Parks is incredibly strenuous, and they deserve to be paid an appropriate and liveable wage.

Disney World Strike

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After months of negotiations, the Walt Disney Company and the Cast Member Union finally settled their issues when then company awarded their employees better wages and benefits.

However, while the turmoil may be over in the United States, the problem is just beginning in Parks overseas.

Disney Suffers a Global Strike Problem

Disneyland Paris is one of six Walt Disney Parks and Resorts properties around the world. The Resort attracts visitors from all around the globe who are looking to experience Disney’s magic and enjoy its rides, attractions, and experiences.

Guests visiting Disneyland Paris expect to see world-class entertainment. However, because of a Cast Member strike that happened yesterday, a major event in the Park could not go on. On May 12, 2023, it was reported that the “Disney Stars on Parade has been canceled at the last minute today due to a Cast Member strike action.”

The Air of Rebellion Travels to Paris

The strike caused significant problems for Disneyland Paris, which had to cancel both the afternoon parade and the nighttime Disney Stars on Parade. The parade is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with beautiful floats and characters marching down Main Street, U.S.A., culminating in the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

For many Guests, the parade is a highlight of their visit to Disneyland Paris, and others feel that it is the most magical thing about the Park.

Disneyland Paris D-Light

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It will be interesting to see how negotiations play out in Disneyland Paris as the strike continues.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.