Citing being stuck “in limbo,” Disneyland President Ken Potrock announced in a letter to Cast Members yet another round of furloughs for executive, salaried and hourly employees of the California theme park.
The OC Register reported Potruck’s statement below:
“Since Disneyland resort closed its gates in March, nothing has been more important than fully reopening and getting our cast members back to work. 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.
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.”
This will be the third wave of furloughs issued to Disneyland Cast Members, following the first resulting from the Park’s initial closing back in April, and the second round announced in September. The number of furloughs delivered to Disneyland Cast Members today is not yet known.
The phased reopening of both Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure, and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, is still moving forward. Buena Vista Street will be open to guests for shopping and dining on November 19, and DVC members and their guests can stay at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa beginning December 6.