Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Lockdown Destruction Continues: Disney to Lay Off 28,000 Employees

Disney will lay off 28,000 employees at Disneyland and Walt Disney World as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Disney parks head Josh D’Amaro announced the layoffs today in a statement and a letter to employees.

The statement included a deserved swipe at the mini-Mao Claifornia Governor Gavin Newsom.

“In light of the prolonged impact of COVID-19 on our business, including limited capacity due to physical distancing requirements and the continued uncertainty regarding the duration of the pandemic — exacerbated in California by the State’s unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen — we have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of reducing our workforce at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment at all levels, having kept non-working Cast Members on furlough since April, while paying healthcare benefits,” D’Amaro said in the statement.



  1. Wait a minute. D World is in FLA!! Didn't they open up?
    Of course, D - LAND is in California. Still un-free...

    1. That's a good point. I'd imagine that the restrictions on air travel to the US are probably the bigger culprit.

  2. I would think they would keep the one in Florida open since the governor opened everything up.
    I guess people aren’t traveling as much, and you need to have a job, which a lot of people no longer have, to be able to visit these places.

  3. According to Biden's logic in last night's debate, this is Trump's fault.