Disney Releases Statement Regarding the Recent Entertainment Changes & Cast Member Layoffs
Disney recently made the difficult decision to layoff approximately 28,000 cast members and a lot of them were cast members within the entertainment division of the theme parks. Disney released a statement today regarding the entertainment changes and the layoffs.
Disney states, "Recently, we’ve had to make some difficult decisions to reduce our workforce as the business impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic have become more long-lasting than anyone could have predicted. As a result, we’ve had to pause many live shows and entertainment experiences at our resort for longer than originally anticipated."
Disney continues to expand on the live entertainment that is currently being offered at the parks including Joy from "Inside Out" and the modified shows such as “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney ends the statement addressing the incredibly special cast members, "Like most of our fans, we know that our beloved entertainment cast are an incredibly special and essential part of the Disney experience. We look forward to the day when we can welcome back more live entertainment to our parks, and we will share more news about these announcements as we’re able to do so."