Disney Fans Support Cast Members Amid Layoffs

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Yesterday was a tough day for Disney Parks fans all over the United States. First, news broke that California Governor Gavin Newsom would be leaving Orange County (where the still-closed Disneyland Resort is located) in the state’s Red coronavirus tier — this means that, presumably, Guests are not much closer to being able to return to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Related: Layoffs and Confusion: When Can Disneyland Get ‘Back to Normal’

Then, it was announced that The Walt Disney Company would be laying off nearly 30,000 Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. This news shocked fans and Disney employees alike. Fortunately, the Disney community is ever-supportive and fans have rallied around Cast Members amid the massive round of layoffs.

Here, we take a look at some of the messages Disney Park lovers have been leaving for furloughed Cast Members on social media.

Instagram user @jmaruyama shared this heartfelt message:

Sad news today. My heart goes out to all the Disney cast members and their families affected by today’s announcement. These are unusual, difficult times and there are no easy solutions. I wish you all the best and hope to see you again in happier times. #Disneyland#WaltDisneyWorld#Disney#CastMembers

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🏰🎠 #standbyDisneyCMs 🙏 Disneyland is just a place without all the magic made by Cast Members. My heart goes out to all the CMs and their families who have been affected by yesterday's news. It was truly heartbreaking. 💔 Please know that we stand by you and we thank you for all the magic you created. ✨ I honestly have never seen such enthusiasm and professionalism in a work place like Disney's CMs'. Everything you have done has sure made an impact on someone's life. A little kid somewhere is still telling their friends what you've done for them on that one memorable trip to Disneyland. 💗 I really hope when our economy picks back up that you can all return to the Parks so you can keep doing what you do best – Making Magic. ✨💕 • Lastly, please check on your CM friends and make sure they're okay. ❤️ If you're a CM and need someone to talk to, don't hesitate to reach out. 💕 Sending positive vibes and virtual hugs to you all 🙏 • #disneyland #disneycm #disneycastmember #castmember #disneynametag #virtualhugs #positivevibes

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Another Instagram user, @KingdomMommies, shared an extremely sweet post that is sure to brighten any Cast Member’s day just a little bit! The touching tribute reads:

Disneyland is just a place without all the magic made by Cast Members. My heart goes out to all the CMs and their families who have been affected by yesterday’s news. It was truly heartbreaking. 💔 Please know that we stand by you and we thank you for all the magic you created. ✨ I honestly have never seen such enthusiasm and professionalism in a work place like Disney’s CMs’. Everything you have done has sure made an impact on someone’s life. A little kid somewhere is still telling their friends what you’ve done for them on that one memorable trip to Disneyland. 💗 I really hope when our economy picks back up that you can all return to the Parks so you can keep doing what you do best – Making Magic. ✨💕

Lastly, please check on your CM friends and make sure they’re okay. ❤️ If you’re a CM and need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to reach out. 💕 Sending positive vibes and virtual hugs to you all 🙏

On Twitter, @MaciiAnn shared a post straight from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, writing:

We love our wonderful #CastMembers! Today I am celebrating them for all the magic they bring to my life every day. At my favorite park! *the CM that wrote this for me cried…stay strong, my friends!

https://twitter.com/davecarlstrom/status/1311143480593387521

Another Twitter user, @DaveCarlstrom, shared an encouraging message for the future. He posted:

Devastating news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the many families impacted by this. My family has had some of its best vacations at WDW and we thank you all. Can’t wait for the time the parks are booming again #CastMembers
https://www.instagram.com/p/CFw1uNEj44T/
Finally, Instagrammer @WishesonMain began her sentimental social media post with a Walt Disney quote and ended it with an important question for both Disney Cast Members and Disney fans:

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…

Thinking of all of the CM’s today (and every day). It’s heartbreaking to hear that 28,000 of our favorite people who bring the magic to us won’t be right now. We have to remember that we can bring the magic no matter where we are or what we’re doing. How are you bringing the magic today?

Related: From All of Us at ITM: Thank You, Disney Cast Members, For Everything!

The entire ITM team sends our best wishes to all of the Cast Members and their families affected by yesterday’s layoffs. You are appreciated more than you know!

Tell us your best Disney Parks Cast Member memories and share how you’re keeping the magic alive right now in the comments!

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