As of February 9th, 2014 Walt Disney World sent out an Advisory that PUSH the Talking Trashcan, who could be found entertaining guests in , will no longer be a performing act at Walt Disney World. The last performance for PUSH was on Saturday February 8th, 2014. This is a confirmed Advisory straight from the Walt Disney World Cast Member HUB.
Here are some of the FAQ’s regarding PUSH’s departure.
In the last few days there have been a number of SAVE PUSH campaigns going on through out social media such as Twitter, with fans using the #savePUSH hashtag. It is very apparent that PUSH fans DO NOT want to see him go and although this advisory was posted in the Cast Member HUB, Disney has not made an official announcement about the departure of PUSH.
Several cast members that work in Tomorrowland have confirmed that PUSH has been dismantled and his storage area has been cleared out. As for the handlers, two of the three have been let go.
There are plenty of rumors about why this decision has been made, but until there is official word from Disney, we will not know the true reasons for the decision to retire Push.
One thing we do know is that Push is owned and operated by an outside company that is contracted by Walt Disney World. This opens up the possibility that the retirement of the beloved character is not entirely Disney’s decision, but an issue with contract negotiations with the outsourced company.
For those that had the opportunity to interact with Push, this is a great loss due to the wonderful memories they have of him. And for those that did not have the privilege of meeting him (myself included) well, we can relive the experiences of others through their stories.
Please share with us your thoughts and memories of your encounters with Push The Talking Trashcan.