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Walt Disney World Cast Members Announce Protest Against Mandatory Vaccine Mandate

With the deadline for many of The Walt Disney Company’s Cast Members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 rapidly approaching, a number of Walt Disney World Cast Members are planning to protest against the company’s mandate, according to Fox 35.

A march is planned for Friday at 2 PM at 12151 S. Apopka Vineland Road, where Cast Members will walk up and down Lake Buena Vista Boulevard through Walt Disney World. A similar protest is also expected on Friday in Anaheim, California, home to the Disneyland Resort.

Event organizer Nick Caturano told Fox 35, “We understand that COVID-19 is a very real health concern that we all have to take seriously, but many cast members have a legitimate basis for refusing vaccination.”

Caturano added that Cast Members are refusing the vaccine for many reasons, including religious beliefs, medical concerns, as well as those who believe in attaining a natural immunity or simply want to have control over their decision, saying “so many cast members felt alone and felt like they were the only ones who thought this was wrong. I think we were made to feel that way on purpose. But we have connected now, and we are pushing back.”

Saturday marks the deadline for many Cast Members to receive at least one dose of the vaccine. Those who don’t take the vaccine may risk being fired from their jobs.

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Jay
Jay
1 month ago

Will they also be carrying signs indicating what parts of the resort they work in so that informed guests can avoid unsafe areas of the park with unvaccinated cast members?

Daniel Christopher Walz
Daniel Christopher Walz
1 month ago

Good!!!

Horacio sanborbe
Horacio sanborbe
1 month ago

Each of them deserves to be fired.

Olly Bishop
Olly Bishop
1 month ago

Good for them 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Sunny
Sunny
1 month ago

The Cast Members refusing to get vaccinated should be fired plain and simple. I’m sorry but using religion as an excuse is bs. There is no where in the bible that states you can not get vaccinated. And as far as the Cast Members “who believe in attaining a natural immunity,” it’s called death because everyone dying right now from COVID are unvaccinated. And as far as the Cast Members “simply want to have control over their decision,” why don’t you talk to all the women in red states who want control over their right to chose but are having… Read more »

Daniel Walz
Daniel Walz
27 days ago
Reply to  Sunny

Incorrect. Bible teaches to follow your convictions as long as they don’t go against the word of God. So it’s very possible God says for one person to do something and not another but that one person needs obey or it’s a sin. Romans 14:23

Brent
Brent
1 month ago

See ya!

JP
JP
1 month ago

✌️ Easily replaceable jobs for many people who are hungry for work and prefer to be safe . Bye 👋

Jim Smith
Jim Smith
1 month ago

They do have a choice, get the vaccine or find another job that doesn’t require it.

Freeman
Freeman
1 month ago

Good for them!

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago

Stay strong! We support your rights!!

First Name Redacted
First Name Redacted
1 month ago

Medical reasons, I understand. Everything else, I don’t. People throw around the word “opinion” like you’re reviewing a movie, and not something that affects more than just yourself. I know our nation has protested every vaccine since forever, but it’s becoming quite silly with all the misinformation. I find it funny that people would rather use medication that’s questionable than take a vaccine, which is something the vast majority of us have already taken in multiple forms or another since we were a baby. Good luck with your health insurance. I’ll be laughing at your GoFundMe when your hospital bills… Read more »

Rick
Rick
1 month ago

Let them protest and then let them go. There are plenty others ready to take their place

saytransrights
saytransrights
1 month ago

LMAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

C T
C T
27 days ago
Reply to  saytransrights

Nothing funny about any of this….

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

I’m glad that they’re standing up for this. Some people have actual legitimate religious beliefs or other reasons to not get a vaccine, and they shouldn’t be punished for it.

Amelia
Amelia
1 month ago

Then they should quit or be fired. The vast amount of people they come into contact with shouldn’t be forced to be exposed to them

Last edited 1 month ago by Amelia
C T
C T
1 month ago

GOOD FOR THEM.
Do not be shamed.
Your body….your choice.
Tyranny is not an American Ideal.
Fight against a needless vax. If it
is so great then those who are vax will
not get sick from an Un-Vaxxed person.

Dolph
Dolph
1 month ago

Freedom isn’t free. In this case, these people’s freedom to choose to remain unvaccinated will limit their employment opportunities.

Joe lupo
Joe lupo
1 month ago

Good riddance

Doug
Doug
1 month ago

Good for them. If the vaccine is so wonderful and effective then why are so many vaccinated people scared of unvaccinated people? This fear-mongering about who is and isnt vaccinated has to stop. If you choose to be vaccinated then good for you, quit worrying about everyone else. If you choose not to be vaccinated then good for you too. People are trying to turn this free country into something else. What is it the pro abortion people like to say about killing unborn babies….my body, my choice. Funny how they can kill someone else’s life and body while inside… Read more »

Charles
Charles
1 month ago

Good, walk, be accounted and noted for future employment opportunities elsewhere. Religious, most religions are pushing the vaccine, what voodoo religion isn’t?