Disneyland Announces Additional Furloughs as Parks Remain Closed

In an apparent email to cast members Monday evening, Disneyland president Ken Potrock announced additional furloughs of executive, salaried, and hourly employees.

Last month, the state of California issued reopening guidelines for theme parks but some news outlets such as the OC Register state that those guidelines could prevent the theme parks from reopening until as early as next summer.

“Since Disneyland resort closed its gates in March, nothing has been more important than fully reopening and getting our cast members back to work,” Potrock wrote. “That’s why it is with heavy hearts we find ourselves in the untenable situation of having to institute additional furloughs for our executive, salaried and hourly cast.”

Disneyland announced over the weekend that Buena Vista Street inside Disney California Adventure park would reopen some dining and shopping venues on November 19th.

“We expected to be able to open our parks in Anaheim, given our proven ability to operate with responsible health and safety protocols as we have in all of our other theme parks around the world, but unfortunately this has not been the case,” Potrock wrote.


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