Disney Sets Vaccine Mandate Deadline for Disneyland Employees

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

According to Local 50, the union that represents Disneyland employees, Disney has officially set a deadline in place on its vaccine mandate for all Disneyland employees. According to the post, “The deadline will be April 11th to have verification of vaccination submitted.”

“For everyone asking why we didn’t come to an agreement with Disney. We requested that they also require guests to show proof of vaccination or a negative test and Disney said no,” wrote Local 50 Steward Chris Shively on the union’s Facebook page. “Disney has no intent to require guests to show proof of vaccinations or a negative test. They have specifically communicated that to us.”

According to a report by Deadline, when asked whether the union specified why it wanted guests as well as Cast Members to be vaccinated, Shively responded, “Yeah of course we did. The company said no. They had no interest in wanting to require guests to show proof of vaccination or negative test.”

At this time the Disneyland resort theme parks do not require guests to show proof of vaccination before entering. Instead, they asks guests to “self-attest that they are in compliance” with California’s recommendations, which include either full vaccination or a recent negative test before entry.

Here is the original statement recently posted on the Local 50 Facebook page:

“We have received notice, after months of good faith negotiations on the matter, that the company will be moving forward on a vaccine mandate for Local 50 and other Union’s not currently under a mandate. Cast will receive an email with details of the mandate. The deadline will be April 11th to have verification of vaccination submitted. Accommodations for religious and/or medical reasons will be available.”

What are your thoughts on Disney requiring all Disneyland Cast Members to be vaccinated by April 11? Let us know in the comments!

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