California Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the stay-at-home order across California, paving the way for operations to expand at the Downtown Disney District and more Cast Members to return to work at Disneyland Resort.
When the stay-at-home order was put into place in Southern California, Disneyland Resort had to decrease operations even more than the company already had. Capacity had to decrease to 20% and all onsite dining was banned. However, with Orange County in the purple tier of the Blueprint For a Safer Economy reopening plan for California and the stay-at-home order lifted, Disneyland Resort is allowed to expand operations once again at Downtown Disney (though Disneyland and Disney California Adventure remain closed).
Of course, with more open at the Downtown Disney District — and, by extension, Buena Vista Street inside Disney California Adventure — more Cast Members are getting called back to work at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Disneyland Resort Cast Member union Workers United Local 50 shared a recall update today. The union stated that 232 Disneyland Resort workers will be heading back to work as onsite dining is now allowed. Below is what they stated on Facebook today:
Disney will begin contacting members for recall as part of a food and beverage re-opening at Buena Vista Streets. Positions will be filled for Carthay Circle, Award Weiners, Smokejumpers Grill, and ODV. In total this first wave is expected to be 71 members in Table Service, 138 members in Quick Service, and 23 members in Out Door Vending. As before, the recall MOU is in effect. As a reminder.
– If you have valid reason to not be recalled you can inform the Disney representative directly over the phone that you are passing on recall or you can not answer the phone calls and the company will move on.
-The company will attempt to reach each person 2 times. With at least 45 minutes between call 1 and call 2.
If you have any questions contact us directly at the Union office 714 502 0220.
Recall Notification,Disney will begin contacting members for recall as part of a food and beverage re-opening at Buena…
Additionally, local Southern California news source the Orange County Register reported, “More than 400 Disneyland cast members and Downtown Disney employees are expected to be recalled to work, according to Disney officials.”
The end of the stay-at-home order may also allow the hotels of the Disneyland Resort to move forward with a reopening plan. Previously, the Disney Vacation Club villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa had planned to reopen to DVC members only — but then, the reopening was, of course, canceled due to the restrictions in place by California Governor Gavin Newsom. We wouldn’t be surprised, however, if an announcement of a reopening of the DVC villas is coming soon, thus allowing even more Cast Members to return to work at the Grand Californian. We will share more updates as they become available.
Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are still temporarily closed amid the ongoing pandemic. We will update Inside the Magic with the latest information on Disney theme park operations as it is released.
If you are looking to help furloughed or laid-off Cast Members during this time, check out our guide here. If you are a Disneyland Cast Member (or any Disney Cast Member) in need of assistance, click here.