Disney Employees Lose Jobs, Free College Education VanishesKnown as Disney Aspire, it was one of the most generous employer education programs in the country. Disney vowed to invest $150 million over five years to help lift workers out of poverty by fully funding their education. The program got started as the company reportedly saved at least $1.6 billion in the first year from the GOP corporate tax cuts.
Of Disney’s 28,000 Planned Layoffs, At Least 25 % Will Come From FloridaOf the 28,000 Disney theme park workers being laid off, at least 25% will come from Florida.
Florida Officials Tout Reopening Efforts As Disney Announces Thousands Of LayoffsIn another major sign of how COVID-19 has damaged Florida’s tourism industry, about 6,700 layoffs are expected to hit non-union workers at Walt Disney World starting Dec. 4.
Disney World Delays Reopening Of Polynesian Village Until Summer 2021The Walt Disney World Resort is keeping some of its hotels closed as tourists are not returning to central Florida in large numbers.
Disney Guest Accused Of Hitting, Threatening To Kill Epcot Security Guard Over Mask RulesOrange County Sheriff's Office deputies said a man struck a security guard in the head and threatened to kill him at Epcot theme park when he was asked to follow Disney World's mask rules.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Backs Added Capacity At Major Theme ParksFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis backed allowing more customers at major theme parks in Orlando as he and park officials gave high marks Wednesday to coronavirus safety measures.
Disney World To Reduce Theme Park HoursThe Disney World Resort is planning to reduce operating hours at its parks next month due to lower than expected attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Grandma Files Lawsuit After She Was Arrested For Having CBD Oil In Purse At DisneyA grandmother who was arrested for having CBD oil in her purse has filed a civil lawsuit against several entities including, The Walt Disney Co. and the Orange County Sheriff.
Disney World Reopens As COVID-19 Cases Surge In FloridaFour months after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has officially reopened amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Disney World Set To Welcome Guests Back For Saturday Phased ReopeningDisney World is set to welcome guests back this weekend as part of a phased reopening.
Florida Coronavirus Surge Causes NBA WorriesA surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Florida has sparked concerns over the National Basketball Association’s plans to resume play next month at Walt Disney World.