Disneyland President Ken Potrock Extends Sympathies for Cast Member who Died After Backstage Accident

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Disneyland President Ken Potrock Extends Sympathies for Cast Member who Died After Backstage Accident

In a heartfelt message to employees on June 10th, Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock announced the tragic passing of a beloved cast member. Club 33 manager Bonnye Lear died last week following a devastating accident at the Anaheim park.

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“I am very sad to share the heartbreaking news that we have lost one of our Disneyland resort cast members, Bonnye Lear, who passed away Friday after being involved in a tragic golf cart accident backstage earlier in the week,” Potrock said in the letter.

A longtime Disneyland employee, Bonnye Lear, tragically died after a golf cart accident. The 60-year-old Fullerton resident, who worked at the park for 24 years, fell from the cart in a restricted area behind Critter Country on June 5th. Despite medical attention, she succumbed to her injuries two days later. Lear’s career at Disneyland spanned various departments, including guest services, special activities, travel agencies, and most recently, Senior Guest Services Manager at Club 33.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of Bonnye and offer our sincere condolences to everyone who cared for her,” Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock said in a statement. “At this time, we are focused on supporting her family and our cast members through this tragic event and making sure they have the resources they need.”

Our thoughts go out to Lear’s family and friends during this difficult time.


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