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Of the 28,000 Disney Layoffs, 18,000 are Walt Disney World Cast Members

More news is unfolding regarding the massive Disney layoffs due to COVID-19 closures. Of the 28,000 cast members being laid off from the Disney parks, 18,000 include Walt Disney World cast members.


As shared by OrlandoSentinel: Last month, the Walt Disney Co. revealed it was laying off 28,000 employees across its U.S. theme parks division, but the company wouldn’t break down exactly where the cuts were coming: Disneyland or Disney World? New federally required government filings give more insight.

Orlando’s numbers are much higher than California. Nearly 18,000 people are getting laid off in Florida, according to the report, or nearly a quarter of the resort’s Orlando workforce of 77,000 a year ago.

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Disney filed a new notice of mass layoffs this week that revealed 11,350 Disney World Parks and Resorts union employees being laid off as of Dec. 31. Late last month, the company filed a notice that 6,390 non-union Disney World Parks and Resorts employees would be out of work starting Dec. 4.

As previously shared, Disney acknowledged the cuts to some of its live shows and entertainment experiences on Friday.

Source: OrlandoSentinel

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.