Former VP of Magic Kingdom Offers Free Classes to Laid Off Cast Members

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Former Vice President of Magic Kingdom Dan Cockerell is giving free online seminars! This comes as waves of Disney employees are losing their positions due to financial strains on the Disney company amid the pandemic.

Anyone can watch and enjoy these online classes for free on Facebook.

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This is what Dan posted on his Facebook page about the webinar series:
Good evening our Disney friends. First, we are thinking about you and the difficult news that many of you have received. Lee and I spoke tonight and brainstormed how we can assist with the dramatic changes that many of you are going through right now.
We will be offering multiple, free webinars in the coming days/weeks to help answer your questions, give advice, and share our experience of life after Disney. The truth is that you all have worked for a world class company, and have much more value than you know. We would be happy to “pay it forward” and share what we have learned making that transition.
We will let you know the dates in the coming days. Please let us know the questions you may have on making a transition from Disney to the “outside world” on Facebook, or at
This is a tough time, and we would be honored to help the many talented and passionate Cast Members that have created magic and happiness for so many.
Hang tough, and know that the future is bright!
Lee & Dan
Keep an eye on Dan’s Facebook page for an announcement on when the next free class will take place.
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If you do not mind paying for a class, Dan is hosting a webinar on October 24th with special guest Lee Kitchen, former Disney Innovation Catalyst. You can see all the event details here.
With so many Cast Members being left without work recently it is great that these classes are being offered as a resource.
Have you watched any of the free webinars so far? Let us know in the comments!

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