Disney Cast Member Dies After Devastating Backstage Accident

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It is with great sadness that Disney fans and cast members mourn the loss of an integral component of the Disneyland Resort community. Earlier this week, Bonnye Lear, an administrator for Disney’s highly exclusive Club 33, passed away as a result of injuries sustained from an accident backstage at the theme park.

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A luxurious bar setup featuring an ornate menu or sign decorated with a golden "33" emblem in the foreground. The background, reminiscent of a scene Kristen Bell might frequent, includes a well-stocked bar with various bottles, a mirror, and ambient lighting.
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Police Investigate Deadly Backstage Traffic Collision

Today at Disneyland Resort, there is a profound sense of loss following the tragic passing of Bonnye Lear, who was 60. The sorrow runs deep among employees as they grapple with the news of her untimely death.

Bonnye Lear’s unfortunate accident occurred when she fell from a golf cart in a backstage area of the theme park, resulting in a fatal head injury. The somber event took place on Wednesday, June 5, at 11:30 am, and despite efforts to save her, Bonnye Lear succumbed to her injuries and passed away two days later, on Friday.

The entire Disneyland community is left reeling from the loss of a beloved colleague and member of the Club 33 family.

According to sources close to Disneyland Resort, police are investigating the traffic collision that resulted in Bonnye’s death. Disneyland Resort President Ken Potorock made a statement regarding this tragic death, saying:

“We are heartbroken by the loss of Bonnye and offer our sincere condolences to everyone who cared for her. At this time, we are focused on supporting her family and our cast members through this tragic event and making sure they have the resources they need.”

Club 33 Loses An Icon

Bonnye Lear worked as an integral leader for Club 33, which is a distinguished honor within the Disney community. Nestled in the heart of Disneyland Park, Club 33 stands as a beacon of exclusivity and luxury. This legendary establishment, originally designed as a VIP lounge for Walt Disney himself, has evolved into a prestigious private club shrouded in mystique and allure.

With its discreet entrance in New Orleans Square, Club 33 remains an enigmatic gem for those lucky enough to secure a coveted membership. Stepping into Club 33 is like entering a portal to a world of refined elegance and unparalleled sophistication.

The attention to detail in its decor, from the lavish furnishings to the ornate artwork adorning the walls, speaks volumes about the club’s dedication to providing a truly exceptional experience for its privileged members.

Front door to club 33
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Bonnye Lear was personally responsible for so much of the magic that was made at this historic Disneyland Resort destination. Her loss will be greatly missed by the fans and cast members who benefitted from her greatness every day. Our thoughts are with her family and community as they recover from this devastating loss.

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