Walt Disney World Bringing Back Cast Members in Preparation of Eventual Increased Capacity
Around the Walt Disney World Resort, “Earning My Ears” nametag adornments have started to pop up along with groups of cast members returning to work and training after being furloughed or displaced last year.
Because the parks are not running their normal operating hours and there are still resorts, shops, and restaurants that are still closed, these cast members have stayed displaced or furloughed until things could start to open back up. The theme park operating hours were recently extended through June 2021 in anticipation of larger crowds and expanded capacity.
As of the first week of April, cast members who decided to return to work in a new area are starting to be recalled to their home location.
Those who have been sitting on furlough are now being recalled to come back to work to help as the parks and resorts start to extend their hours and reopen some locations that have remained closed. Some of those areas include merchandise, food, and possibly entertainment for increased guest capacity this summer.
This week, DisneyCareers.com posted they are hiring some housekeeping and lifeguard roles.
This brings hope that cast members will return to work safely and back to making the magic!