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What Do Disney’s Layoffs Mean For Anaheim?




Disneyland workers wear face masks as they walk toward  the Downtown Disney District on the first day it reopened following temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic on July 9, 2020.
Disneyland workers wear face masks as they walk toward the Downtown Disney District on the first day it reopened following temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic on July 9, 2020.
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After months on furlough, Disney’s theme park workers are facing massive layoffs. 

The company announced that it would nix 28,000 jobs in the U.S., with theme parks taking the greatest hit, although the cuts will also affect their cruise line and retail stores. 

This will have an outsized impact on Anaheim, where Disnyeland is based. The theme park has remained closed because of the pandemic. 

If you are affected by the layoffs, we want to hear from you. What have the past months been like? How are you going to pivot? Call us at 866-893-5722.

We reached out to Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. They did not get back to us in time for the interview.

Guests:

R.T. Watson, Wall Street Journal reporter covering Hollywood; he’s been following this story; he tweets @RT_Watson

Trevor O’Neil, councilmember representing District 6 in East Anaheim