CA Senator and Former Cast Member Reacts to Disneyland Closure

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Lamplight Lounge at Disney California Adventure Park - 11/15/18 (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

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A California State Senator and former Disney Cast Member has issued a social media statement regarding the continued closure of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Senator Pat Bates, whose 36th District includes the Southern California cities of Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, and Encinitas, shared the following post to her official Twitter account this evening.

She wrote:

As a former Disneyland employee, I’m shocked & heartbroken to learn that 28,000 people will lose their jobs. It’s time for the Governor to reconsider his position on reopening California’s theme parks.
The Senator’s Tweet comes just hours after The Walt Disney Company announced that nearly 30,000 Disneyland and Disney World Cast Members will be laid-off as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Bates joins other California lawmakers in appealing to Governor Gavin Newsom about reopening theme parks, including Disneyland Resort, Universal Hollywood, and Knott’s Berry Farm. Yesterday, 19 State Assembly members asked Governor Newsom to consider an immediate reopening of all California theme parks.

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