Disneyland fans and Cast Members have all been through a lot recently — from the extended closure of Disneyland Resort, which has impacted everyone who loves the Anaheim theme park, to The Walt Disney Company’s massive layoff announcement, which deeply affected thousands of Cast Members and their loved ones, things have not been easy.
Now, in a bid to appeal to California Governor Gavin Newsom, some passionate Disneyland lovers have put together a rally that will be held on Harbor Boulevard in front of Disneyland this weekend on Saturday, October 17.
On Facebook, event hosts Natasha Ramirez and Desi d’Amani shared this description:
We will be standing for all the 28,000 castmembers [sic]. who were laid off and with more to come if the gates stay closed.Standing for the community and businesses that have been affected.Standing for all the guests from around the world who need joy and inspiration that comes from the magic makers.We still believe in what Walt Disney said when Disneyland first opened in 1955, “To all that come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America… with hope that it will be a source for joy and inspiration to all the world.”We hope to see Disneyland reopen.We hope that the magic makers feel love and support and know that they are not alone during this time.We hope to bring awareness of the lives that are impacted because Disneyland is forced to remain closed.What to bring and other details:Masks: SAFETY is the #1 key at the Disneyland Resort.PPE [face masks, face shields, and any other personal protective gear], Sunscreen, Water, etc.Yourself, Friends, Family, etc.: To celebrate the magic and wonder.Signs of Support: Keeping messages Disney friendly yet purposeful.
At this time, Disney officials, including Executive Chairman Bob Iger and Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro, are locked in a heated disagreement with the state of California regarding reopening.
The hosts of the upcoming Magic Makers Unite rally join Disney executives, California State Legislators, and Disney Parks fans around the world as the support the reopening of The Happiest Place on Earth.
Learn more about this “Reopen Disneyland” rally on the event’s official Facebook page. Will you be attending?