New Report States that Performers at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort May Have Also Been Laid Off

The last week has had the lion’s share of unfortunate news when it comes to Cast Member layoffs. Recently, it was announced that the Grand Floridian Society Band will play their last performance at Disney World on October 3rd. We also just learned today that Yehaa Bob’s show will not return to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.

YeHaa Bob Jackson ©HuffPost

These announcements come as Disney prepares to lay off 28,000 of its Cast Members across their Parks, Experiences, and Products division. And now, it appears as though another group of performers may be facing layoffs, according to a Facebook post we spotted today.

It looks like performers at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort may also be seeing layoffs come their way. Tikiman’s Unofficial Polynesian Resort Pages posted an announcement mentioning that “many of the Cast Members were told they won’t be back, including the entertainers at the resort.” Disney has yet to confirm this information, nor does the post go into any specifics as to which performers at the resort were impacted.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Lobby

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort just began an extensive renovation that is keeping the hotel closed until the summer of 2021. While some resort offerings may be available during the renovation, Disney has not announced any exact reopening dates. At this time, the Bungalows and Villas are still open for guests.

Lava Pool

We will continue to keep a close watch on this announcement for any official updates. As more news comes in, we will update you with the latest information!

Click here to learn more about the announcement that Yehaa Bob will not return to perform at Disney World.

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2 Replies to “New Report States that Performers at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort May Have Also Been Laid Off”

  1. I get it, COVID-19 has hit all of us hard. But there has to better ways to save money and not gut the entire Disney experience. But cutting back park hours, no parades, no fireworks & eliminating the little things that makes Disney special is not the way to do it. Instead, just cut back the number of performances weekly and stagger them like MGM does with Cirque du Soleil in Vegas. Each show has dark days but there are other ones available. When you remove all the magic from Disney,your stuck with Six Flags, just an amusement park. I’ve gone to Disney many times just for dinner or take a tour or just hang out and enjoy the park without going on a ride. Under the current operations, I have no desire to go, I want to remember how it was pre=COVID.

    1. Same here. If the executives would cut their insane salaries, they could afford to keep ALL of the entertainers. As long as people keep paying for a lesser experience, they have no reason to re-think these decisions. It seems there are more than enough people foolishly willing to throw their money at Disney no matter what they do. If this continues, don’t expect to ever get back any of the entertainment. Companies don’t spend money on things to draw in the crowds if the crowds are already there.