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Cast Member Schedule Delayed for April 1 Reopening

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Cast Member Schedule Delayed for April 1 Reopening

Cast Member schedules have been delayed for the reopening of Disney parks on April 1. But, what does this mean for the temporary closure of Disney?

As many parts of the country are social distancing (and hoping our efforts will be effective in slowing the spread of coronavirus), many of us are also keeping a close eye on Disney’s decision to reopen on April 1.

As of today, March 22, Disney is set to reopen on Wednesday, April 1. This is the same date that was given when Disney officially announced the temporary closure. Guests who plan to visit in April and even into May are waiting for news of an extended delay in reopening or if they will, in fact, open on April 1.

Cast Member Schedules

Cast Member schedules are given out one week prior. So for the week of March 29 (which includes the April 1 reopening), those schedules should have been given out today.

However, Cast Members were informed that their schedules would be delayed until March 24, which is this Tuesday. Tuesday is exactly one week before March 31 – the last day of the scheduled temporary closure.

This indicates that if Disney does decide to remain closed longer than March 31, they will make that decision by March 24. Whether or not they announce that decision right away is unclear, though.

Relaxed "Disney Look" Requirements for Cast Members

I am sure Cast Members are anxious to get back to work, as we are all anxious to get back to our normal daily lives. I must stress the fact that this delay in Cast Member schedules does not indicate an extended closure.

It may just indicate to us that Disney is waiting a little longer to make a decision.

Do you have plans to visit Disney parks in early April? Do you think Disney will make a decision this week to reopen at a later date? Share your opinions with us on facebook. Also be sure to join our KtP Planning Crew.

-Monica




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14 COMMENTS

  1. Not coming down on you ….. just cannot understand with the current state of affairs statewide/worldwide how there can be a thought of re-opening the parks April 1 ??? And no, you did not originate the comment but the folks with the key to the gates did & it appears to still be the latest decision while world officials are imploring/threatening citizens to remain indoors/6′ from others/eliminate gatherings.

  2. This is actually re-opening ……. the parks have already been closed up tight by state mandate. As is happening everywhere, all non-essential places have been locked down. Seems premature to be thinking of re-opening when more & more places are still closing, people are dying, and the authorities are having to threaten marshal law/fines/impounding vehicles because there are still crowds gathering to socialize when asked not to for everyone’s safety. There is now also mention of a potential second wave of the virus striking with much more impact. Not really the time to talk “opening amusement parks” !

    • We just report the news Toni. We didn’t say the parks were re-opening. Be sure to read the details before moving into total hysteria mode.

  3. Unfortunately, even if WDW &/or DL open on Jul 01, I am thinking that will not help anyone planning to take school age children.

    Dependent on how much school is missed, I am wondering if all students will be required to return back to school, as soon as safe to do so, to make up lost time. And continue to attend until possibly 2 weeks or less before regular enrollment date for the fall curriculum. The time on isolation will actually be their summer holidays.

  4. We’re supposed to go the last week of April into May. If they open, does that mean it’s safe to go? If they’re not, should I rebook for May or hold out for October which is our contingency plan. Not sure what the right decision is.

  5. Omg cool your jets…..you can be sure they are not going to reopen on the first of April…..please get a grip. April 1st was just a date that needed to be assigned and then it’s a wait and see

  6. I do not think they will reopen. Personally, I think it would be May 1st at the earliest…or even June 1st if everyone who does not hold a non-essential job doesn’t stay HOME.

    I live in the NJ/NY area and the medical community is already on overdrive. This will be the case in every state in the country soon.

    So, yes, I do not think Disney will reopen.
    I think that we should watch the re-opening of China and Japan carefully to see if the virus resurges there.
    And we can start estimating our own return based on what happens there.

    It truly is a small world after all.

  7. I agree Toni but I live in the NYC area where we are seeing first hand how bad this is. Maybe they are waiting the governor of FL to extend the ban on large public gatherings.

  8. HOW COULD DISNEY POSSIBLY THINK OF OPENING WHEN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS STILL DISCUSSING/EXPERIENCING DISTANCING & SELF-ISOLATING ??? PEOPLE ARE STILL DYING OF THIS VIRUS ……… HOW COULD IT POSSIBLY BE RESPONSIBLE TO RE-OPEN AN AMUSEMENT PARK WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE SHOULDER TO SHOULDER & TOUCHING/RIDING ATTRACTIONS ONE AFTER ANOTHER . DISNEY NEVER EVEN WIPED DOWN THE FINGERPRINT SCANS THE LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY ( I WAS THERE ) & BY COMMENTS I HEARD, NOT EVEN THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH ………….. WHIC WAS THE VERY LEAST THEY COULD HAVE DONE. WITH RESTAURANTS, RETAIL OPERATIONS, PARKS, LIBRARIES, COMMUNITY GATHERING SPOTS/EVENTS CLOSED DOWN, ALL LIVE THEATRE CANCELLED, HOW COULD DIDNEY EVEN CONSIDER OPENING ? THEY ARE A HUGE CONGLOMERATE BUT CERTAINLY NOT IMMUNE TO LAWS & COMMON DECENCY.

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