Yesterday, we learned that the Citizens of Hollywood Cast Members had been laid off from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
And it seems as though these improv actors are just the tip of the iceberg, as more layoffs have come for Actors’ Equity Association Cast Members across Walt Disney World.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, performers from Festival of the Lion King,Hoop de Doo Musical Revue, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, the Citizens of Main Street, Green Army Men from Toy Story Land, Jedi Training Academy, and Finding Nemo The Musical have been let go from their positions at Disney World.
This news follows last month’s announcement from the Walt Disney Company that they would be laying off 28,000 Cast Members in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other recent entertainment layoffs include the Grand Floridian Orchestra and Yeeha Bob.
At this time, Disney has not confirmed whether or not these beloved entertainment offering are closed for good or will return at some point — they are currently listed as “Temporarily Unavailable” on the Walt Disney World website.
We will keep you posted with more details of the layoff as this is a developing story.