Disneyland Nearly 80% Staffed, Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Cast Member Numbers by End of 2021

While Disneyland was slow to rehire staff immediately after its accelerated reopening since April 2021, a new report from the Orange County Register suggests that the days of understaffing are nearly at an end, as the Disneyland Resort has returned to about 80% of its pre-pandemic Cast Member level, and expects to be fully staffed by the end of the year.


According to the Orange County Register, Disneyland has highly accelerated hiring since the resort reopened in April. Back in June, Josh D’Amaro revealed in an interview that the Disneyland Resort was at about 50% staffing. Since then, 10,000 more Cast Members have been hired (15,000 total since reopening), currently standing at approximately 25,000 Cast Members. That’s still 7,000 shy of the approximately 32,000 Cast Members that worked at the resort before COVID-19, but the resort isn’t slowing down on hiring.

A job fair is scheduled at the Disneyland Hotel on November 9th and 10th to offer full-time and part-time positions in the food and beverage, hotel, facilities and custodial divisions.

Disneyland Resort expects to be back to full staffing levels by the end of the year as more shops, restaurants, and attractions reopen.

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  1. I’m skeptical. It was hard for them to get to 80% and every business in Southern California is trying to hire people. The people who want jobs already have them. I’m not sure disney can entice many more people into the workforce, especially when Disney is less than competitive with compensation.

  2. I wonder at what wage rate these CMs were hired. A lower rate from before March 2020? Wouldn’t put it passed Disney…

  3. Will the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Royal Hall πŸ’–πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜™πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜½β˜ΊοΈπŸ€ πŸ€ πŸ˜ΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜ƒπŸ™‚β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’žπŸ’—πŸ’ŸπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜ƒπŸ™‚β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’œ be two of the attractions that will be opening up again by the end πŸ”š of this year? Will the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique become available for makeovers again and will the Royal Hall become available for meet and greets with Ariel, Snow White and Cinderella again at the same time they open πŸ‘ up again at the end πŸ”š of this year?

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