Disney Cultural Representative Program Suspended Until Further Notice; Employment Offers Withdrawn at Walt Disney World
In line with the cancellation of the Fall 2020 Disney College Program, Walt Disney World has begun contacting participants of the Disney Cultural Representative Program to inform them that the program has been suspended until further notice. All employment offers have been withdrawn. Those who were in the middle of completing their program will be granted a successful program completion in order to reapply in the future.
Reasons for the suspension include the issue of housing, as many housing complexes remain closed and there is no set date for a reopening. All participants will have program fees refunded and are being provided with a link to fill out if intereted in completing a future program once they resume.
As we covered Cast Member previews of EPCOT yesterday, we noticed there were very few Cultural Representatives staffed at the few kiosks that were open, and non-Cultural Representative Cast Members manning the various shows that were also still open. The World Showcase has had to be staffed with Cast Members in lieu of Cultural Representatives for the reopening, and it really isn’t the same without them. We hope to see the return of Cultural Representatives to EPCOT soon.