The pandemic has caused hardships on many employers this year, with tough cuts having to be made due to the financial loss that many companies underwent. The Walt Disney Company was not immune to having too many unfortunate decisions laying off tens of thousands of Cast Members. That being said, as Orlando tourism continues to grow, more Cast Members who were once let go are now returning to work.
Blizzard Beach opens on March 7 for the first time since the pandemic shut down the Walt Disney World Resort last year. Operating as the only water park open for the time being, Blizzard Beach allows Guests to cool down from the Orlando sun in a winter-themed oasis with water attractions for anyone who wants to add some thrilling splashes to their day.
Luckily for Cast Members, the reopening of Blizzard Beach is not only great news for Guests. By reopening an entire themed water park, Disney is able to bring back the Cast Members needed to run the park, and today those Cast Members get to finally start making magic once again.
The President of Walt Disney World, Jeff Vahle (@jeffvahle), took to Instagram to welcome back the Cast Members who were returning to work today, as well as to celebrate the reopening of Blizzard Beach very soon.
We’ll need a new sign that says, “Happily open!” Welcome back, Blizzard Beach Cast Members; wonderful to see the team getting prepared to reopen the gates of this iconic water park to our Guests this Sunday!
#BlizzardBeach #SummitPlummet #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyCastLife
As you scroll through the photos, you can see Vahle with the Disney World Cast Members getting ready to reopen the water park, and always ensuring they are properly social distancing.
Some Guests have been curious about mask wear at Blizzard Beach, and it is quite similar to that which Guests must comply with at their Disney World Resort pool. In the water and water slides, masks are not required, but if Guests are going to a food or merchandise location, masks must be worn.
Will you be heading to Blizzard Beach in the next few days/weeks? Or do you want to wait a little longer before entering a water park?
If you want to explore Blizzard Beach once again, booking today is the first step! You can visit Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT to celebrate with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Orlando. Disney Park Pass reservations are selling fast, so click here to get started!