Disney's official D23 fan club is reportedly downsizing as part of company-wide layoffs

Apr 26, 2023 in "D23 - Official Fan Organization"

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Posted: Wednesday April 26, 2023 3:18pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Deadline reports that D23, the official Walt Disney Co. fan club, is down-sizing as part of the company-wide layoffs taking place this week.

According to Deadline, D23 staff may be losing up to a quarter of its staff, along with the possibility of a restructuring of the division.

D23 is known for its D23 Expo and Destination D23 events, with the next event scheduled for September at Walt Disney World.

D23 was launched in 2009 as Disney moved to create an official fan organization and featured a quarterly publication, website, special member events, and unique merchandise.

This week's layoffs mark the second phase of Disney's previously announced restructuring process. Disney expects to reach 4000 of its target of 7000 layoffs by the end of the week.

The company has set a target of saving $5.5 billion through job cuts and other cost-saving measures.

Although there will be job losses in the Parks division, Disney has previously said job losses are not expected for front-line Cast Members.

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Tha RealestJun 19, 2023

Taps sign.

LSLSJun 14, 2023

Agree with that, I liked Chelios

HauntedPirateJun 14, 2023

Now that is less than desirable, let’s say. I can’t stand that either. But losing Chelios is not good for ESPN’s hockey coverage. And I rarely have to care because the Wild are so infrequently on those two stations… 😂

LSLSJun 14, 2023

Tnt is awful. Having guys openly cheering for teams during intermission is beyond obnoxious. Admittedly I don't watch ESPN either, but I legit won't watch my teams if they are on TNT at this point.

HauntedMansionFLAJun 13, 2023

They got rid of their whole floral department and is going with a third party.

DisorbustJun 13, 2023

Just checked and nothing from Florida and I know they did layoffs.

HauntedPirateJun 13, 2023

TNT's studio staff blows away ESPN's. I'm not a huge fan of one or two of them, but when you have the Great One *and* King Henrik together? Good golly Miss Molly.

DCBakerJun 13, 2023

A few WARN notices have started to appear.

SirwalterraleighJun 11, 2023

Here’s something to keep an eye on too… It’s only the beginning https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/10/us/southern-california-hotel-workers-strike/index.html

SirwalterraleighJun 06, 2023

I have no problem with chelios…he’s just a victim of ESPN half heartedly trying to cover hockey. I don’t know why they bother to try? Really poor quality. Ferraro makes excuses for headshots over and over again. He’s as useless as an announcer as he was a player. No tears there

LSLSJun 06, 2023

But they kept levy and messier? I really hope they don't try to become as unwatchable as tnt

TraumaJun 06, 2023

Sucks Chris is a friend of mine. Well actually my wife is friends with his wife. Money isn’t an issue he just loves Hockey and has to be as involved as possible.

SirwalterraleighJun 06, 2023

Who wants a park and a character breakfast??

some other guyJun 06, 2023