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BREAKING: This Can’t Miss Performer Will not be Returning to Disney World

BREAKING: This Can’t Miss Performer Will not be Returning to Disney World

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As Disney World continues it’s phased reopening, many of Disney’s entertainment pieces do not look the same. One performer that has been with Disney for many years will not be returning. Find out all the details below.

Recent Entertainment Leaving

Only THREE days ago we found out that the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra days of performing at Disney World would soon be over. They announced that they would no longer be playing for guests that visit the Grand Floridian Resort.

This is so heartbreaking. The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra is a huge part of what makes the Grand Floridian a unique and amazing Resort to visit.


Read all the details about the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra HERE. Read Disney’s statement HERE.

Statement From Josh D’Amaro

Hours ago we shared a statement from Josh D’AmaroChairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. This statement was in reference to 28,000 employees being affected by the layoff. See below for the official statement:

“In light of the prolonged impact of COVID-19 on our business, including limited capacity due to physical distancing requirements and the continued uncertainty regarding the duration of the pandemic- exacerbated in California by the State’s unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen– we have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of reducing our workforce at our Parks, Experiences and Products segment at all levels, having kept non-working Cast Members on furlough since April, while paying healthcare benefits. Approximately 28,000 domestic employees will be affected, of which about 67% are part-time. We are talking with impacted employees as well as to the unions on next steps for union-represented Cast Members.

For all the details regarding Josh D’Amaro’s statement read HERE.

Yehaa Bob

The most recent Walt Disney World Performer to share that they will not be returning is Yehaa Bob. He has played at the River Roost at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside for the last 23 years.

Today he shared on Facebook that he will not be returning. This is what he wrote:

And that’s 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-

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What do you think of this Yehaa Bob beying layed off from Disney World?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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Monday 19th of April 2021

Its so very sad. Ive been going to the parks off and on since I was a child. To see Disney in this situation is very sad. Now im having grandkids and not sure if they will be able to go with all the restrictions. Have u ever tried to get a 3 year old to wear a Mask?

Monica Street

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

We took our family in September when my son had just turned 4. It was definitely hard to get him to wear it at times. We just continued to remind him that he had to wear his mask in order to be able to ride the rides. There was one morning he didn't want to wear it while we were waiting for the bus. My husband almost had to take him back to the room, but thankfully he cooperated. Positive reinforcement works well. "You're doing a great job wearing your mask!" "I'm so proud of you for wearing it." "Let's ride this ride and then we can get some ice cream and take off the mask." etc. Hope your family can enjoy Disney soon!


Friday 2nd of October 2020

It is sad These are great performers, Legends in the hearts of so many thousands of guests that have taken time out of the parks to enjoy these masters at work. I will miss Bob so very much. The orchestra was always so nice around the holidays too.


Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Agreed! I am definitely choosing other places because it’s nothing more than 6 flags right now.


Tuesday 29th of September 2020

I have to say we as customers have a part in this too. If we are not going to Disney world and the resorts they can’t bring everything back.

Denise Miller

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

And the hits just keep coming. So much for their commercials the "magic" is here. Seems like magic is being wiped out!

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