Like clockwork after every big project led by Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), there is a layoff. The finish of Shanghai Disneyland is no different. The Glendale, CA facility has confirmed that layoffs in the ‘low single digits’ were made, with no one in senior staff… Read More »Layoffs impact Walt Disney Imagineering
So when Walt Disney Animation Studios says there will be no more hand drawn animated features, they mean it. Nine animators from the hand drawn team were let go yesterday. Sadly these are some of the most veteran animators on the team as well. Disney… Read More »Walt Disney Animation Studios Lets Most of Hand Drawn Team Go
At the Mouse House world headquarters in Burbank, rumors have been ciruclating of coming layoffs and now the shoe appears to have dropped. Chief Executive mouse Bob Iger ordered an audit of the company and found it a bit puffy around the top & middle.… Read More »Layoffs Expected at Disney
Rumors of layoffs at the Walt Disney Studios has hit the main stream media today. News of declining DVD and Home Video sales had already forced Disney to merge Home Distribution into Theatrical Distribution, but changing times call for changing business models. Around 250 employees… Read More »Decline in DVD Sales Could Lead to Layoffs at Walt Disney Studios
I took off Friday for my son’s 6th birthday. As per his wish, we spent some time meandering through the Magic Kingdom doing what he wanted to do (mostly).
The day started with ride over to the park on the monorail. Believe it or not, that was my first ride on the transport since the tragic death of monorail purple’s pilot. The system functioned as it should, there may have been a couple extra cast members on the platform, but for the most part things were the same as they ever were.
We tried to time our arrival with the little show that takes place at the train station as the park opens to guests. It’s a cute show, but it seemed most of the cast members were just going through the motions and the guests that were selected to open the park really didn’t do any thing much. I think it’s time for some new magical moment to be created here, hopefully one that doesn’t involve crowding hundreds of people into a small area and then forcing them to move through an even smaller passage way all while strollers run over their toes and elbows are thrown jostling for position.
So having survived Disney’s version of the Running of the Bulls, what do we do next? Head to our first Fast Pass? No! Not this day. We went straight to the Harmony Barbershop where the official festivities for “Pink Hair Day” were set to begin.
(follow me below the jump for a photo of the famous pink hair and more from the day)
After the Mouse is a web community of former Disney Cast Members. An entry posted today tells some of the heart wrenching stories that have come from the most recent rounds of layoffs. “Weren’t surprised with Husband’s layoff, but to layoff both parents of a… Read More »After the Mouse, Layoff Stories
The Walt Disney Company revealed it has recently eliminated 1900 positions through a combination of layoffs, severance, and the closing of open positions at its Disney theme park locations (Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and a few other suppot locations). That works out to be about… Read More »Carnage Numbers Revealed for Disney Parks Layoffs