Disney to offer some Cast Members two days off this year with pay as part of the company's 'Power Up Days' mental health program

Apr 20, 2022 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Wednesday April 20, 2022 3:13pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney is launching a new paid time off program for some Walt Disney World Cast Members beginning May 2022.

Eligible full-time Cast Members will receive two Power Up Days for 2022, and eligible part-time Cast Members will receive one day.

Eligible Cast Members include domestic full-time and part-time salaried positions and non-union hourly Cast, Imagineers, and Employees. Disney has said it will work with union representatives to offer a similar program for Walt Disney World's many union Cast Members.

According to Disney, Power Up Days are to allow Cast Members time to "rest, recharge and focus on well-being and mental health."

The Power Up Days program is expected to be a one-time offering for 2022 only.

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mktApr 30, 2022

Plenty of companies have different categories of PTO for different uses.

eliza61nycApr 30, 2022

Ding ding ding. They hate the management and absolutely NOTHING short if committing suicide would makes these folks here happy.

eliza61nycApr 30, 2022

And was wrong with more PTO

plutofan15Apr 30, 2022

Absolutely nothing except there are those here that complain about nearly anything.

jkh36619Apr 25, 2022

What's wrong with 2 more days off?

PatchesleeApr 24, 2022

No change with the attendance policy to go with it I hope. I've known companies to give PTO but do away with the same amount of occurrences before disciplinary action.

larryzApr 24, 2022

It's not that expensive if it boosts CM morale and positivity.

CaptainAmericaApr 24, 2022

That's how Corporate and DMED are doing it. Parks people will have more flexibility because the parks business is 365 days and they can't just have their whole staff disappear for two of them. Other 365 day operations like News and Sports production will handle it similarly.

nickysApr 24, 2022

It’s an additional 2 days. Here’s a company giving (some) staff an additional 2 days paid time off and they get criticised for it. I don’t like quite a lot of what Disney are doing right now, but this is a positive step surely.

Steel City MagicApr 24, 2022

Dear god. In my line of work we get 5 weeks (200 hrs) a year but then again, I'm in hospice, so...

CampbellzSoupApr 22, 2022

Paid time off is always a thing to cheer about!

kalel8145Apr 22, 2022

Damn Disney and their...…..shuffles deck...…giving time off.

LilofanApr 22, 2022

Some will complain always

plutofan15Apr 22, 2022

As I understand it, it is two additional company holidays. The Friday before Memorial Day and Friday October 7th.