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TONIGHT: Pressing Issues – Massive Cast Member Layoffs, Entertainment Cuts, California Theme Parks Fight Back, and “Timekeeping” (10/4/20)

Join us at 8 PM ET for Pressing Issues as we present an in-depth discussion and analysis of the biggest stories of the week and their impact on Disney Parks, Guests, and Cast Members.

In this week’s episode, our panel discusses the major news of layoffs affecting nearly every element of Disney parks & resorts, from hourly park cast members, to entertainers like the Disney Society Orchestra and Yeeha Bob, to Imagineers. They’ll also discuss California theme parks pushing back against the state’s reopening guidelines, for which the parks themselves were not sufficiently involved in creating.

Pressing Issues is also home to a discussion of the content within the weekly Timekeeping series of articles, authored by our own Ron D’Anna. Timekeeping, a year-long series detailing the chronological history of Walt Disney World, will attempt to chronicle year-by-year changes to the resort. Click here to access the most recent Timekeeping article.

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Hosted by Jason Diffendal, alongside a rotating panel of fellow staff members, Pressing Issues airs weekly at 8 PM ET on the WDWNT YouTube channel. If you haven’t already subscribed, click here to visit our YouTube channel and click the red “Subscribe” button.

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