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A few quick updates from Tokyo Disneyland.
Although entertainment cast members had been called in to rehearse on Monday, the rehearsals were canceled due to rolling blackouts scheduled for mid-day at the resort. Cast Members are dealing with their own blackouts and struggles for food and water, but a group of Disney entertainment cast members who found themselves freed up from the canceled rehearsal, picked up rakes and shovels and went out into the community to help clear away some of the debris and silt from the homes of elderly.
Here’s a pic of the crew from Disney performer @JarrodLentz‘s twitter stream. Lentz said of the adventure, “The human spirit will not be broke” and “Helping people was the best medicine so far.” I continue to be astounded by how professional and caring Tokyo Disneyland cast has been in the face of tragedy.
Although myself and others had speculated that liquefaction damage near the Monorail stations would result in a long delay in the trains returning to service. That has not been the case. Here’s a short video showing damage near one of the monorails and in the second half you can see them testing the monorail. So that’s good news for Tokyo Disneyland and OLC.
The parks themselves continue on a schedule to open after the 21st. Meanwhile they’re assessing damage and making small repairs. Below the jump is a press release put out by the Oriental Land Company after the quake:
I’m putting this video up here not just because the Pizza from Via Napoli is so good, but because it really looks like these cast members are having a ton of fun. The ‘Cuisine Queens’ are a self-labeled group of cast members that are having… Read More »Via Napoli hosts Disney’s Cuisine Queens
A few days ago members of the Unite HERE Local 11 were reportedly seen handing out flyers near Disneyland. Normally this would be an acceptable behavior for a union that is in a three year dispute with the theme park and resort over benefits, working… Read More »Union in Dispute with Disneyland Ups the Ante with Risky Flyer
Woot! I can now work at Walt Disney World, professional staff dress regulations have been relaxed just a bit. For Men, Tommy Bahamas style shirts can now be worn (I have a closet full). This was pretty much an unofficial rule for VP levels and… Read More »Woot! Professional Dress Standards change at Disney World
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