Last week, Disney made an exciting announcement that Disneyland California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort will partially reopen — for shopping and dining only — during the holiday season.
This was the spark of joy Disneyland fans needed as The Walt Disney Company continues to battle to fully reopen both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure amid California’s stringent theme park reopening guidelines.
Now, more good news is coming out of Anaheim! To reopen a theme park, even in part, staff is needed. It has been reported that hundreds of Cast Members will be returning to work on California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street for the Christmastime reopening event.
Workers Local United 50 shared this post on their official Facebook page, stating that over 200 of their Cast Members alone would be recalled to Disneyland Resort:
Recall from furlough update 10/24,For the expansion of Downtown Disney into Buena Vista Street over 200 Local 50…
In full, the post reads:
Recall from furlough update 10/24,
For the expansion of Downtown Disney into Buena Vista Street over 200 Local 50 members will be recalled back to work. Recall will happen in a few waves. This Monday will begin with trainers, leads, and some heart of house roles that will begin the process of getting the restaurants up and running.
Notification will by phone call, but may not be a normal Disneyland 714 area code phone number. If you don’t answer your phone when the company calls they will leave a voice mail for you to return ASAP and will call one more no sooner than 45 minutes later. After that they will move on to the next person in seniority order. Please make sure your voicemail box is able to receive a message. When being contacted for recall members will be notified of the position they will be filling.
Recall in each scheduling group will be by job classification (steward, food prep, receiver, etc.) in descending seniority order regardless of location job knowledge. Recall for premium positions, such as leads and trainers, will be in descending seniority order by Full Time conversion dates. For some Carthay Circle roles previous skill and ability requirements may be enforced.
A few weeks ago we posted the summary of the recall process and it is pinned to the top of our Facebook page. If you have any questions after you have reviewed please contact us.
Workers United Local 50
Other Disneyland unions have reached positive agreements with The Walt Disney Company, but have not yet made announcements specifically related to the Buena Vista Street reopening.
Guests who visit Buena Vista Street this holiday season will be able to enjoy a sit-down drink or meal at Carthay Circle Lounge, have a snack at Trolley Treats, or go shopping at Elias & Co., Julius Katz & Sons, and Kingswell Camera Shop. The street is also expected to have numerous kiosks set-up.
There are currently no plans to open Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. or decorate Sleeping Beauty Castle for Christmas this year.
Are you encouraged to hear that several hundred Disneyland Cast Members will be returning to work soon?