This last wave of Disney World layoffs has affected so many entertainment shows and Cast Members, including Hoop-Dee-Doo, the Citizens of Main Street, Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, The Festival of The Lion King, Finding Nemo The Musical, and the Citizens of Hollywood.
This morning, we are seeing even more shows and entertainment being affected by this recent wave of layoffs, including some iconic Magic Kingdom parades and shows.
Note that at this time, Disney has not issued any official statements regarding the reported entertainment cuts.
According to reports on Twitter, the performers in both the Move It! Shake It! MousekDance It! Street Party as well as Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire have been affected.
Heard move it shake it singers & the castle show performers too
— Heather (@heatherw25) October 28, 2020
Another Twitter user has shared “They have mentioned Indy at Hollywood yet and I know they were let go as well as Equity performers in Move It Shake It and dances in Royal Friendship Fair.”
Alright so now we have….. Citizens of Main Street, Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire dancers, Move it Shake it Mousekdance singers, Jedi Training Academy, Hoop Dee Doo Revue, Laugh Floor, Lion King, Nemo the Musical, Green Army Man, Citizens of Hollywood, Beauty and The Beast….
— TheRonenverse | Railway Simp (@TheRonenverse) October 28, 2020
Citizens of Main Street
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire dancers
Move it Shake it singers
— William Shelton (@iwilliam_23) October 28, 2020
Please keep in mind that last night’s and today’s layoffs are part of the original 28,000 The Walt Disney Company originally announced last month. For a full list of the recent entertainment layoff news, check out our website here.
Move It! Shake It! MousekDance It! Street Party
In case you never got to see the Move It! Shake It! MousekDance It! Street Party, the official description reads:
Clap your hands, sing along and boogie down as Mickey and Minnie are led down Main Street U.S.A. to Cinderella Castle by energetic, live-singing hosts on a fun-filled “mouse”-ical procession.
Move and shake along to the new, original song “It’s a Good Time” and modern remixes of classic tunes. Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Clarabelle will be there too, complete with dazzling floats.
You can watch a full video of a performance from 2019 on our YouTube channel here:
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire Stage Show
In case you never got to see Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire Stage Show, the official description reads:
It takes a whole enchanted kingdom to put on this show—and you’re cordially invited. Look for Tiana and friends from The Princess and the Frog and Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled. Mickey even recruits Olaf, Anna and Elsa from Frozen to join in!
Watch as classic and contemporary Disney Characters interact in a magical, musical extravaganza featuring lively dancing, dazzling effects and music from the films.
You can watch a full video of a performance from 2016 on our YouTube channel here:
Approximately 28,000 Disney Cast Members will be laid off. In total, Disney employs around 220,000 individuals. Our thoughts are with all of those Cast Members who are being affected by this wave of layoffs. If you are looking for ways to help these Cast Members, check out our resource article here.