Union reveals more return to work details for Disney Cast Members and in-park restaurant openings

Jun 18, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday June 18, 2020 2:18pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Local 737 Union which represents the Walt Disney World hotels and restaurant Cast Members has shared an updated list of call backs for employees.

Cast Members at these locations are being called back between June 28 and July 5. This list provides the first look at which dining locations will likely to be open when the parks begin their phased reopening from July 11. 

Of note is that the buffets have been converted to family-style dining (served on platters and brought to the table.)

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Africa Bars
  • Africa Stands
  • Asia Bars
  • Asia Stands
  • Central Bakery
  • Creature Comforts
  • Discovery Island Bars
  • Flame Tree BBQ
  • Harambe Market
  • Nomads
  • Outdoor Foods
  • Restaurantosaurus & Bar
  • Satu'li
  • Tiffins

Magic Kingdom

  • Be Our Guest (Table Service only - no Quick Service)
  • Central Bakery
  • Cone Shop
  • Cosmic Ray's
  • Food Handlers
  • Jungle Skipper
  • Liberty Square
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Outdoor Foods
  • Pecos Bill's
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Plaza Restaurant
  • Tony's Town Square


  • Coral Reef
  • Electric Umbrella
  • Festivals
  • Fountain View
  • Garden Grill
  • Liberty Inn
  • Production Bakery
  • Regal Eagle
  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Le Cellier
  • Biergarten (Family Style)
  • Norway (Non-Tipped only)
  • Rose & Crown

Hollywood Studios

  • Backlot Express
  • Brown Derby
  • Culinary Support
  • Docking Bay
  • Galaxy Edge Culinary & Stewarding
  • Mama Melrose
  • Ogas Cantina & Carts
  • Outdoor Foods
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Prime Time
  • Production Bakery
  • Sci Fi & Tap House
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Trolley Car Café
  • Tune In Lounge

Disney Springs

  • Deluxe Burger
  • Food Trucks Culinary
  • Hangar Bar
  • Patisserie

Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Mara
  • Sanaa


  • Food Handlers
  • Quick Service
  • Trattoria Al Forno


  • Bakery Culinary
  • Bay Lake Tower Bartenders
  • California Grill
  • Chef Mickey's (Family Style)
  • Contempo Café
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Sand Bar
  • The Wave

Coronado Springs

  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Catering Culinary & Stewarding
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Stewarding

Ft. Wilderness

  • Food Handlers
  • Meadows Snack Bar
  • Pioneer Hall Culinary
  • Stewarding

Grand Floridian

  • Bakery Culinary
  • Catering Culinary & Stewarding
  • Food Handlers
  • Gasparilla Grill
  • Grand Café
  • Housekeeping
  • Narcoosee's
  • Pool Bars
  • Room Service
  • Service Bar

Old Key West

  • Food Handlers
  • Goods to Go
  • Olivia's


  • Bakery Culinary
  • Captain Cook's
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kona Café

Pop Century

  • Culinary & Stewarding
  • Everything Pop
  • Food Handlers
  • Petals Pool Bar


  • Food Handlers
  • Le Petit Café
  • Pastry Culinary
  • Primo Piatto
  • Topolino's

Saratoga Springs

  • Artist Palette
  • Culinary & Stewarding
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping Runners

Wilderness Lodge

  • Food Handlers
  • Whispering Canyon

Yacht & Beach

  • Ale & Compass
  • Beaches & Cream
  • Culinary & Stewarding
  • Catering Culinary & Stewarding
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Market QSR
  • Martha's Vineyard Lounge
  • Private Dining
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JohnDOct 26, 2020

Yep. I was there all last week. Most of the time, the PA announcement is from the familiar announcer you hear on buses. However, from time to time, I would hear the recording of a British woman making the same announcement. And don't think you won't hear it in Galaxy's Edge or Pandora to preserve theming. Nope. Announcements are park-wide.

wdwmagicOct 26, 2020

Yep these have a bit out for a couple of weeks now. They have definitely had to make it clear that it isn't optional.

Sweet ThingOct 26, 2020

I visited Animal Kingdom yesterday and noticed new signage and announcements stating that guests who do not follow the mask rules will be asked to leave. I did notice more cast members firmly asking guests to stop while eating, make sure their masks were covering their noses, or put their masks back on while taking photos. I spoke to a few cast members and every single one said they just want things to return to normal as quickly as possible and these rules are the only way. I witnessed a couple of cast get ignored by guests when enforcing the rules. Those cast members contacted their supervisors to give descriptions of those guests not complying. I can't remember ever seeing the company take a firm stand like this before.

Giss NericOct 18, 2020

I'm just kidding. It's all lies. I just wanted to switch the topic for a while.

GimpYancIentOct 17, 2020

Ok, so a guy wore a mask with some wording on it. He Wore A Mask properly! No one care's what was written on it.

drizgirlOct 17, 2020

You were about to report someone wearing a mask correctly?

LilofanOct 17, 2020

Easier to fire third party for a poor job.

LilofanOct 17, 2020

If third party crews get hurt on the job, Disney doesn't have to pick up their medical / injury costs. That could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars or even more depending on the severity of the injury.

Giss NericOct 17, 2020

I saw a guy in Magic Kingdom recently with a custom made mask that says "WORN BY FORCE, NOT BY CHOICE." I kinda felt that he was trouble already. I'm was about to report it to a CM but decided to let it go since he's not doing anything wrong anyways. It's just a silent protest. I saw him two times after that while walking in Fantasyland and the other while in the queue at Big Thunder. In all fairness to him, he was wearing the mask and wearing it correctly at both times.

ElvisMickeyOct 16, 2020

You’re hilarious, Oswald Cobblepot 🙄

JoeCamelOct 16, 2020

Do not have to pay bennies as JohnD said and shifts liability to the third party if they are installed improperly

JohnDOct 16, 2020

Part time, no more than 29 hours. Don't have to pay benefits unlike full time CMs. Hourly rate is also probably less than for full time CMs also.

Goofnut1980Oct 16, 2020

How is this cheaper than having on staff maintenance crews perform the work?

MisterPenguinOct 16, 2020

That baby carriage is not allowed in WDW!!