Today, Disney announced that it would be laying off 28,000 employees in the Parks, Experiences, and Products segment due to the financial hit the company took during the coronavirus pandemic.
And, it seems as though those cuts are already being felt at Walt Disney World.
One of the resort’s most long-standing entertainers, Yehaa Bob Jackson, who performed piano and sung at the River Roost Lounge in Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, announced that he had performed his final show at Walt Disney World.
“And that how it ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. I’ve just learned my act will not be returning to Disney. I made so many friends over the last 23 years, it was a great time, we had a lot of laughs together. I’ll be continuing my Sunday shows for now. I’ll keep you posted, I’m still digesting all of this,” Bob wrote in a Facebook post.
This isn’t the first cut to Disney World resort entertainment in recent days. The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra also revealed their final show at Disney World would be on October 3rd.
These performer cuts are likely just the first of more that will be announced in the coming days. As more entertainment is cut around Walt Disney World, we’ll be sure to fill you in.
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