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Union Recalls Restaurant Cast Members, Confirms Some Buffets will be Family Style

Union Recalls Restaurant Cast Members, Confirms Some Buffets will be Family Style
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More good news is coming! Even more Disney World Cast Members are being recalled back to work soon. In the announcement, it was also revealed certain buffets will now be served family style. Read on to find out more!

Disney World is preparing to reopen. It is exciting news to see the gates getting ready to open back up!

Local 737 has posted a large list of various restaurants where Cast Members will be called back to work!

Cast Members will be called back by seniority. This will start as early as June 28, 2020. Some Cast Members will not be called back until July 5, 2020 (the day before our rumored start for AP previews).

What type of Cast Members are being called back?

Photo courtesy of d23.com

The list that Local 737 gave out is restaurants. These restaurants are throughout Walt Disney World, including Disney Springs, Theme Parks, and resorts.

There are also a few resorts that have called back housekeeping.


Magic Kingdom

  • Adventureland Stewarding
  • Be Our Guest (TSR only – no QSR)
  • Central Bakery
  • Cone Shop
  • Cosmic Ray’s
  • Food Handlers
  • Jungle Skipper
  • Liberty Square
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Outdoor Foods
  • Pecos Bill’s
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Plaza Restaurant
  • Tony’s Town Square

Animal Kingdom

  • Africa Bars
  • Africa Stands
  • Asia Bars
  • Asia Stands
  • Central Bakery
  • Creature Comforts
  • Discovery Island Bars
  • Flame Tree BBQ
  • Food Handlers
  • Harambe Market
  • Nomads
  • Outdoor Foods
  • Restaurantosaurus & Bar
  • Satu’li
  • Tiffins

Hollywood Studios

  • Backlot Express
  • Brown Derby
  • Culinary Support
  • Docking Bay
  • Food Handlers
  • Galaxy Edge Culinary & Stewarding
  • Mama Melrose
  • Ogas Cantina & Carts
  • Outdoor Foods
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Prime Time
  • Production Bakery
  • QSR Stewarding
  • Sci Fi & Tap House
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Tap House
  • Trolley Car Café
  • Tune In Lounge


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  • Coral Reef
  • Electric Umbrella
  • Festivals
  • Food Handlers
  • Fountain View
  • Garden Grill
  • Liberty Inn
  • Production Bakery
  • Regal Eagle
  • Sunshine Seasons
  • *Le Cellier
  • *Biergarten (Family Style – this was previously a buffet)
  • *Norway (Non-Tipped only)
  • *Rose & Crown

Local Cast Members only for restaurants marked with *.

Disney Springs

  • Deluxe Burger
  • Food Trucks Culinary
  • Hangar Bar
  • Outdoor Vending
  • Patisserie


Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Mara
  • Sanaa


  • Food Handlers
  • Quick Service
  • Trattoria Al Forno


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  • Bakery Culinary
  • Bay Lake Tower Bartenders
  • California Grill
  • Chef Mickey’s (Family Style – this was previously a buffet)
  • Contempo Café
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Sand Bar
  • The Wave

Coronado Springs

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  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Catering Culinary & Stewarding
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Stewarding

Ft. Wilderness

  • Food Handlers
  • Meadows Snack Bar
  • Pioneer Hall Culinary
  • Stewarding

Grand Floridian

  • Bakery Culinary
  • Catering Culinary & Stewarding
  • Food Handlers
  • Gasparilla Grill
  • Grand Café
  • Housekeeping
  • Narcoosee’s
  • Pool Bars
  • Room Service
  • Service Bar

Old Key West

  • Food Handlers
  • Goods to Go
  • Olivia’s

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  • Bakery Culinary
  • Captain Cook’s
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping Phones
  • Kona Café

Pop Century

  • Culinary & Stewarding
  • Everything Pop
  • Food Handlers
  • Petals Pool Bar

Riviera Resort

  • Food Handlers
  • Le Petit Café
  • Pastry Culinary
  • Primo Piatto
  • Topolino’s Terrace

Saratoga Springs

  • Artist Palette
  • Culinary
  • Culinary & Stewarding
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping Runners

Wilderness Lodge

  • Food Handlers
  • Whispering Canyon

Yacht & Beach Club

  • Ale & Compass
  • Beaches & Cream
  • Culinary & Stewarding
  • Catering Culinary & Stewarding
  • Food Handlers
  • Housekeeping
  • Market QSR
  • Martha’s Vineyard Lounge
  • Private Dining

Below is the Facebook post from Orlando Hotel and Restaurant Workers Movement.

Buffet restaurants now Family Style

Disney has made mention that guests will no longer be able to “self-serve” when they reopen. The local union noted that buffet style restaurants would be transitioning to Family-style. This would be to help reduce the risk of COVID-19.

What do you think about meals transitioning to family style? Let us know on the Kenny the Pirate Facebook page. Don’t forget to join the KtP crew page too!

-Heather Alosa


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