Online Petition Requests Laid-off Disney Employees to Keep Discount and Free Park Admission

From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato

Following recent layoffs of Disney Cast Members at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts, a new petition online has been started in an attempt to help these ex-employees’ keep their discount in the parks and resorts and their benefit of free park admissions.

The petition can be found on Change.org and has a goal of 5,000 signatures–which it is close to meeting as it’s currently sitting on a little over 4200 supporters. According to the Change.org’s website, the petition was started by Ralph Federico who’s making these demands to The Walt Disney Company.

Cast Members
Credit: Disney

The description on the petition’s page reads:

We as the Cast Members of The Walt Disney Company have been torn from everything we know because of COVID-19.  We understand fully, that during these hard times, The Walt Disney Company, had to make the tough decision to lay off most of their PT Cast Members. No one deserves any of this hardship that is happening right now in the world. It doesn’t take any money from the pockets of The Walt Disney Company to let the “laid off” PT Cast Members keep their Park Admission privileges and discounts throughout the Parks and Resorts. If nothing else, it can bring more money into the Parks and Resorts as Cast Members are always purchasing food and merchandise. We are asking The Walt Disney Company to make the right decision and let the affected Cast Members keep their “Blue ID’s” until call back rights are expired. 

Cast Members
Credit: Disney

The petition first went live two weeks ago, and in only 4-days it was able to amass over 3,000-signatures. If you want to sign the petition, you can head over to it’s website by clicking here.

What are your thoughts on this petition asking for these benefits for ex-Cast Members? Will you be signing it? Let us know in the comments! 

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