New filing with the state shows Walt Disney World has laid off 11350 union Cast Members

Oct 30, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Disney has made a new filing with the state to confirm that it has laid off 11350 union employees at Walt Disney World.

These lay offs are in addition to the previously impacted non-union employees that totalled around 6700. This puts the total at around 18050 for layoffs so far at Walt Disney World. The remainder of the previously announced 28000 lay offs are expcted to occur at Disneyland.

In the notice filed with the state, the majority are listed as being based directly at Walt Disney World, but several hundred are listed at Maingate Ln and Sherbouth Rd - the center for much of Walt Disney World entertainment. Lay off dates for union Cast Members are effective December 31 2020.

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Article Posted: Oct 30, 2020 / 1:25pm ET
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LilofanJan 24, 2021

Obviously with cruise lines now dark, she is not spending $164K annually. Kudos to Mrs Lee for living her dream!

drizgirlJan 24, 2021

Well, maybe not.....

LilofanJan 24, 2021

I'm sure she has found somewhere to live. When her husband died she sold her Ft Lauderdale home on 10 acres and has been spending her money living the cruise line lifestyle ever since.

PolkadotdressJan 24, 2021

Wonder where she's living now, since the ships are currently not sailing...?

LilofanJan 24, 2021

Florida resident and widow, Lee Wachtstetter 90 years old as of 2019 has lived on a cruise ship ( Crystal Serenity ) for a decade paying $164K per year.

SirwalterraleighJan 24, 2021

Funny thing about the first world...all employment is protected. Not too hard to figure out why either.

SirwalterraleighJan 24, 2021

You must be fun at parties... Is death inevitable? It is. It’s also subjective to those with close contacts in THAT phase of their life. I assume based on your name and comments you were born in 2000?? As far as that poor Lower manager...that sucks too. But you might want to look at the “funnel up” economic system - often lauded as if it’s some type of fantasy - that views that person as very minor data number on a market analysis...not even worthy of human chattel status? I tend to look behind the curtain...that’s just my quirk.

LUVMCOJan 24, 2021

I'm hoping for a cruise ship. That is a thing you know. How to Retire on a Cruise Ship (

larryzJan 23, 2021

And in some cases, they have to provide stats to show the state that they aren't discriminating against any one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of protected employment classes.

tallicaJan 23, 2021

government regulations

_calebJan 23, 2021

Guys, this is why I keep telling you not to engage with the day-shift @TP2000! He’s all talking points and arguments. The guy who takes over the account after 11PM is much more thoughtful and kind—he tells stories and encourages dialog and seems to really know what he’s talking about.

TrainChasersJan 23, 2021

This isn’t turn over. They are eliminating the positions.

JoeCamelJan 23, 2021

What my parents did, great decision for everyone and they were very happy.

eliza61nycJan 23, 2021

Now they are combining senior living communities, you move into one for a couple of hundred grand but you're care can increase as you age. Some have everything from golf courses to dementia care all in one complex. I believe the allure is you can move in while you're healthy and active and then you're care is there as you need it