It is being reported that Disney World has fully suspended the Cultural Representative Program and withdrawn offers of employment to those already approved for 2020 and 2021.
Screenshots of the notifications were shared by Expedition Theme Park on twitter.
Walt Disney World had fully suspended the Cultural Representative Program and withdrawn offers of employment to those already approved for 2020 and 2021. Previously they just had their start date pushed back. #wdw #waltdisneyworld #epcot pic.twitter.com/GN2ZO7tdzW
— Expedition Theme Park (@ExpThemePark) July 14, 2020
The Cultural Representative Program plays an important role in helping us create immersive experiences and transport guests to another place. To qualify for this program, you must be at least 18 years of age and authentically represent one of the countries or regions that we’ve recreated at our resorts, pavilions, and theme parks.
Some roles (as indicated) may be part of a country Pavilion. We recruit friendly, outgoing, hospitality oriented people to represent their cultures, traditions, and history of the entire country. Participants have the chance to greet and interact with people from across the globe – all while sharing their own heritage. Participants will also contribute greatly to our overall guest experience across the Walt Disney World® Resort, including the Kidcot Fun Stop.