A food service worker at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue contracted Hepatitis A, according to a Florida Department of Health report.
The case was reported on January 24 and was confirmed by the Department’s epidemiology department. The department has been working with Disney to provide vaccines to Cast members since last week. The vaccination program is still ongoing, according to an official. There’s no word as to whether guests were affected.
Disney has not provided a statement on the matter. Currently, all performances are expected to go on as scheduled.
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review is Walt Disney World’s longest-running dinner show. Nestled in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, guests dine on an all-you-care-to-eat selection of fried chicken, smoked barbecue pork ribs, baked beans, tossed green salad, cornbread, and strawberry shortcake.
This isn’t the first health scare to hit a Walt Disney World restaurant. Back in November, guests at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs were exposed to Hepatitis A and were asked to get vaccinated as a precaution.
We will update you as we learn more about the incident.
Disney has since released a statement in light of the incident:
“Nothing is more important to us than safety. Upon learning this news, we immediately began working with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. The impacted cast member has not worked since being diagnosed and will not return until officially cleared by the Department of Health. We are not aware of anyone else becoming ill and continue to be engaged with the Department of Health to ensure we have all of the right processes in place to protect our cast members and guests.”