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Disney Lays Off Non-Union Theme Park Workers, Maintains Health Care Benefits Walt Disney Co's non-union theme park workers will be furloughed and there is no indication as to when the parks will reopen. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products employ nearly 177,000 workers. It is not yet clear how many of the theme park cast members will be affected by the decision announced Thursday, CNBC reported.

Disney World & Disneyland Offer Annual Pass Refunds & Pause AP Payments Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be pausing payments for Annual Passes, and will also allow passholders to receive partial refunds on APs in some cases. In this post, we'll cover eligibility and what's prompting the move.

Theme park fans re-create favorite rides during pandemic FOX 35's David Martin is checking out how some theme park lovers are re-creating their favorite rides.

New theme park Gulliver's Valley seen from the skies as work halted over coronavirus Upcoming theme park Gulliver’s Valley has released some exciting footage which gives a sneak peek of the £37m development from the skies.

Annual Pass Payments Suspended as Disney Parks Begin Furloughing Cast Members Disney made some important announcements this week as the theme park shutdown continues…

New Markers Appear At Cedar Point Over the course of the last few seasons, Cedar Point has been rapidly updating the park with new rides and new eateries. Back in February, during the annual 2020 "Winter Chill Out" off season park tour, markers were observed all throughout the Frontier Town section of the park.

Disney World & Disneyland Furlough Cast Members Walt Disney World and Disneyland are notifying Cast Members that the company will be furloughing them later this month. This temporary move comes in lieu of a permanent layoff, allowing employees to potentially resume their positions once the parks are able to reopen.

Disney to Furlough Many Theme Park Cast Members April 2, 2020, 5:05 PM · Disney is sending letters to its cast members this afternoon informing them that the company will be furloughing many employees later this month. The move comes following the Disney theme parks' announcement that they will remain closed until further notice.

The Coaster Countdown - #3 I'm back to talking roller coasters again. Each week I've been unveiling from 10 down in my top 10 steel and wooden coaster list. We've finally reached the top 3. I have one coaster in these last 6 that is sure to create a little bit of controversy, but that's fine.

Disney To Furlough U.S. Employees Starting April 19 Disney has announced that all cast members whose jobs "aren't necessary at this time" will be furloughed starting April 19, and impact all employees who are not necessary to maintain park operations during the closure. The entire Disney parks, experiences and products segment has around 177,000 cast members.

Theme Park Bucket List - Dollywood I spend a lot of time here talking about the biggest and probably most famous theme parks in the US, the Universal Studios and Disney parks. Obviously, there are TONS more! I've visited a few, but not nearly as many as I'd like to.

While You're Home, Take a Trip Around Disneyland Park with Parks-Inspired Disney+ Watchlists One of the most exciting things about Disney+ is the ability to bring a full dose of Disney magic right to the comfort of your own home, allowing everyone to enjoy #DisneyMagicMoments with families, friends and fans.

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights 30: TPU's House Prediction List When you think of springtime, what comes to mind? If the first thing that pops into your head is announcements for Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights, you're in the right place. While this is an unusual time to announce anything new, we have no idea when Universal will decide to start sharing anything about new offerings.

Disney Is Buying More Land. Is a New Theme Park on the Way? According to public records, the entertainment giant just bought more land abutting part of Disney World.

DisneyMagicMoments From Home: Kilimanjaro Safaris Every day, we see more and more great stories of cast members and Disney fans creating magical moments at home, and we can't help but be delighted and inspired by the true creativity in action! One such example is Katelyn, a cast member at Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Want To Go To A Theme Park Today? But of course that's not possible right now, but let's hope soon. Until then we can go on virtual tours! Virtual theme park experiences:. Walt Disney World: Set aside some time, because there's plenty to see here. Virtual tours you can take include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, just to name a few.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - Opening & Info Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a Marvel-themed roller coaster under construction at Epcot. This attraction will be the first of its kind at Walt Disney World, and is one of the biggest additions for the 50th Anniversary.

5 Fun Things to Do in Tampa with CityPASS Whether you are a history buff or an intrepid out for adventure, there are always things to do in Tampa for you. Nestled on the eponymous dolphin-dappled bay, the happening city is a hotbed for themed parks with wild rides, exotic aquariums, and fascinating art centers.

Six Degrees of Coronavirus? The last week of January, Bob went to Oregon on business. We had begun to hear rumblings about the Coronavirus, but I was only mildly alerted regarding Bob's trip. I reminded him to take hand sanitizer and asked him to steer clear of anybody who may have traveled to China.

Legoland delays opening of Goshen theme park amid COVID-19 outbreak Legoland New York will delay opening until 2021 due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The theme park, located in Goshen, Orange County, approximately 60 miles from New York City, was due to open on July 4, 2020. Extending an area of 150 acres, the $500m theme park is set to be the largest of the world's eight Legolands.

Ride Every Ride at Walt Disney World, Virtually! Several years ago, we interviewed Parkeology Challenge creators Ted Tamburo and Shane Lindsay about their challenge to ride every Walt Disney World Ride in one day.

Trip Report: Mr. Heckles Goes To Chimelong Ocean Kingdom I been doin' some travelin' out ta China lately. It's been a wild time and I been gittin' ta see all sorts of stuff. Fer this here report, I'ma tell ya about ma time over at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai. Fer those of ya'll ain't so sure of geography, it's in South China, right up ta the water.

Disney Purchases Additional 26.3 Acres of Land West of Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort ORLANDO, FL Despite unprecedented parks closures due to COVID-19 and even recent salary cuts for executives, it seems Disney is always looking to expand, and now it’s purchased even more…

DisneyMagicMoments: A Light Still Shines at Disneyland Park For more than six decades, Disneyland has been a source of joy and inspiration to all the world - particularly during challenging times. In this spirit, we're bringing more #DisneyMagicMoments to you from the Disneyland Resort. An iconic Victorian-style lamp glows every night from Walt Disney's apartment in Disneyland park.

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