Over 400 Walt Disney Imagineers are set to be laid off as Bob Iger has left the Walt Disney Imagineering place. Disney World is set to layoff 6,700 cast members on November 1st and Disneyland Resort is set to layoff 2,700 non-union cast members beginning December 4th. Disneyland layoffs include thousands of restaurant and hotel workers plus hundreds of Imagineers. The Disney Vacation Club is set to layoff 279 cast members starting in December.
At Walt Disney World, there are crowds that are historically low, but ride wait times there are growing according to the experts. They also might be testing out the fireworks to figure out how they want people to watch the fireworks with social distancing if the fireworks are going to come back.
Meanwhile at Disneyland, California looked like they were going to release the reopening guidelines this week, but all of the sudden, the Governor Gavin Newsom has postponed the reopening guidelines again as Disneyland officials asked him to cancel them until further notice. I think personally that it could be open no earlier than November 1st, however, I did predict that it would probably be open next year in January, but we will have to see what happens.
The Disneyland Resort has installed contactless security screening system ahead of the theme parks reopening at Downtown Disney District. Disneyland tests new contactless metal detectors to speed visitors through security checkpoints. The Express scanners can screen up to 3,600 people per hour-10 times faster than traditional metal detectors. This information came from the Orange County
The D23 Expo 2021 is officially moved to 2022. It normally happens every year in August, but it will be 2 years until it will come back again.
I found out 6 ways using an authorized Disney Vacation Planner will improve your trip:
- They do all the work
- They actively look for discounts
- They plan your itinerary
- You can be as involved as you want
- It’s free
- You don’t want to wait on hold right now
All of this information came from the Disney news I look at.
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