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Downtown Disney Re-Opens Tomorrow, July 9

The Downtown Disney retails and entertainment district will re-open tomorrow, July 9 – the first in a multi-phased re-opening of the Disneyland Resort, which closed in mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. 26 storefronts will be part of the initial re-opening: Food and Beverage Asian Street Eats Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes California Churro Earl of Sandwich Jamba ...

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New Leadership At Disneyland Resort, And Disney Parks Worldwide

The Walt Disney Company, in the midst of probably the most challenging environment in the company’s history, yesterday announced a number of changes in the corporate leadership team – including the Disneyland Resort, comprised of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, three resort hotels and Downtown Disney, the 20-acre entertainment, retail and shopping district. Josh D’Amaro was named chairman of Disney ...

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COVID-19: Disney Furloughing Parks & Resort Employees, Slashing Executive Pay

The Walt Disney Company announced it is furloughing non-essential employees of its Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division – which includes theme parks, resorts and stores – beginning on April 19. In a letter to employees, known in Disney jargon as cast members, the company said “With the utmost care and consideration, we are instituting a temporary, short-term furlough for ...

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COVID-19: Disney Donates 100,000 N95 Masks; Will Pay Cast Members Thru At Least April 18

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and the federal government extends shelter-in-place through April, Disney announced it will pay cast members at its currently-closed theme parks through at least April 18. Disney also announced it is donating 100,000 N95 masks and other personal protective equipment for use by front-line health care professionals in California, New York and Florida. Although there ...

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Resort Union Doublethink On Measure L & Disney

Readers of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 are familiar with the concept of doublethink: “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion ...

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Unions Want Court To Re-Write Measure L, Apply It To Disneyland

The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions (CRLU) has arranged for a class-action lawsuit in hopes of convincing a judge to essentially re-write a 2018 minimum wage ballot initiative it sponsored so it would apply to the Disneyland Resort . The lawsuit, announced yesterday at a press conference in front of Anaheim City Hall, names the Disneyland Resort and SodexoMagic – ...

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Disneyland Completes New Pedestrian Bridge Over Magic Way

Disneyland Resort’s westside parking expansion project is one step closer to completion with the addition of the new pedestrian bridge over Magic Way. The parking structure and bridge continue efforts to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow around the resort. Guests may now choose to either ride a resort tram from the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals parking structures, ...

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Disney Aspire’s Free Tuition Program Marks One-Year Anniversary

The Walt Disney Company’s groundbreaking education investment program – Disney Aspire – is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The program, which launched in August 2018, allows Disney’s 90,000+ Cast Members to pursue their educational goals and put their career dreams within reach. Program Overview As a reminder, Disney pays 100% tuition upfront at network schools, and books or other required program ...

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TIME Magazine Names Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge One Of “World’s Greatest Places” In 2019

TIME magazine has named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to it’s 2019 list of “World’s Greatest Places” – placing it in elite company of unique worldwide destinations. TIME writes: Nearly seven years after the Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of Lucasfilm comes Disneyland’s largest-ever single land ­expansion—and a shift of the California theme park’s nostalgic identity toward more futuristic experiences. At Star ...

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Main Street Electrical Parade Returns For Limited August-September Run

Beginning on August 2 the instantly recognizable notes of the iconic “Baroque Hoedown” will waft through Disneyland as the classic Main Street Electrical Parade returns to the Disneyland Resort for an engagement scheduled of nightly performances through September 30. The Electrical Parade has been an institution at Disneyland since it debuted in 1972, and has been enjoyed by generations of ...

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