Disney Park Workers Strike, Leave “Kids Sleeping on the Floor”

in Disneyland Paris

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Credit: Twitter user @mataclanes via @ES92

Disneyland Paris reopened on June 17, 2021 following its second pandemic-related closure. Now, it seems that some Cast Members are disgruntled with their working conditions and have taken action, going on strike outside of Disney’s Newport Bay Club Resort hotel.

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Social media users have begun sharing details about the strike, which seems to involve members of the hotel housecleaning staff who work as subcontractors.

The Disneyland Paris Guest Twitter account shared:

BREAKING: Due to a strike from the cleaning crews at DLP there were no available rooms for guests. Dozens of families are left for hours without a room. Kids are sleeping on the floor, the resort management does NOTHING.

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Salon Mickey noted:

Disneyland Paris Cast Members from the Housekeeping Department are currently taking industrial action and are picketing outside Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel. The strike is in relation to grievances about working conditions.

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ED92 shared a photo from inside the Newport Bay lobby, showing Disneyland Paris Guests waiting on rooms to become available with no timeline:

Yesterday, a strike by the staff of Disneyland Paris’ subcontracting company for rooms cleaning at Disney’s Newport Bay Club led to the unavailability of many rooms and no solution was foreseen, resulting in endless waits on the floor of the Hall…

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At this time, neither Disneyland Paris nor Walt Disney Company officials have spoken out regarding the strike, but it is clear that it is impacting Guests’ visits to Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park at Disney’s only European theme park property.

It is not clear if the strike is impacting other Disneyland Paris hotels, such as the new Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel hotel or the signature Disneyland Hotel.

More on Disney’s Newport Bay Club

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The official description of Disney’s Newport Bay Club reads:

Completely renovated as of Spring 2016, this 4-star hotel will immerse you even further into a luxurious coastal experience. Enjoy the charm of this 1900s coastal mansion nestled next to Lake Disney. Awash with maritime romance, this Hotel is just a 15 minute walk from the Parks, only a few minutes by free shuttle, and you can even enjoy extra magic in the Disney Parks.

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