Earlier this week, the Walt Disney Company submitted their reopening plans to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. We now know Disney plans to have its Orlando theme parks return to business operations in July. Due to the unique nature of the phased reopening, Walt Disney World is offering all full-time Cast Members the option to voluntarily transfer to a temporary role.
The news was released by TCU Lodge 1908, which is a labor union for Walt Disney World Cast Members. The ability to transfer is reserved only for full-time Cast Members. Given the phased plans, the ability to transfer will assist Cast Members in returning to work sooner since they’re opening up Walt Disney World Resort in stages. To start, Disney Springs partially opened up in late May to success with the new health and social distancing guidelines. Now full-time Cast Members can look into new shifts and roles at Walt Disney World in July. For those interested, the labor union provided the following information on their TCU Lodge 1908 social media page.
Walt Disney World plans to reopen in July with the first part of their phased plan. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open on July 11, 2020. Both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open on July 15, 2020. Walt Disney World is currently not taking dining reservations or allowing Fastpass plans, so it will be a different experience for guests visiting this summer.
Photo Credit: Disney and TCU Lodge 1908