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A Disney Resort is now turning guests away due to worker strike

A Disney Resort is now turning guests away due to worker strike

Guests visiting this Disney resort are experiencing a less than magical experience. Check out how a worker strike is affecting Guests in a very disappointing way.

Staffing Shortages

Credit: Disney Cast and Community official Facebook Page

Since Walt Disney World was closed in 2020, there have been a shortage of bus operators. This has led to job postings for bus drivers for Walt Disney World. Recently, we shared how this employment shortage has negatively affected Guests at Walt Disney World as they have arrived for the 50th Anniversary celebrations.

These staffing shortages have affected many businesses across our country, but this problem does not end at our borders. This is also affecting other Disney Parks as well.

Disneyland Paris

Credit: Disney

As with the other Disney Theme Parks, Disneyland Paris closed back in March. And when Walt Disney World reopened EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15th, Disneyland Paris was able to reopen as well.

Unfortunately, at the end of October Disneyland Paris had to close their magical gates due to a spike in positive coronavirus cases. You can read more about this Park closure HERE.

We were overjoyed when Disneyland Paris was able to reopen their magical gates to Guests again on June 17, 2021. Unfortunately, this was not quite a “Happily Ever After” story for many Guests staying at this Disneyland Paris Resort.

Cast Member Strike

Credit: KtP Writer Donna

In September, I (Donna) was able to visit Disneyland Paris for the first time. We stayed at Disney’s Newport Bay Club, and I was so excited for the Steamboat Mickey Mouse theming. Unfortunately, our stay was less than magical.

We arrived in our room to find mold in the bathroom, cobwebs and trash throughout the room, and sheets that had not been laundered. When I arrived at the front desk, the Cast Member did not seem surprised but simply said they could change rooms for us.

Credit: KtP Writer Donna

The state of the entire Resort seemed unkept, and I continued to wonder how a Disney Resort could welcome Guests with a less than satisfactory standard. Today, we received word that Disneyland Paris housekeepers are currently on strike due to working conditions.

Apparently, housekeepers at Disneyland Paris do not work directly for the Walt Disney Company but are rather subcontractors. These housekeepers are currently on strike and are picketing outside of Disney’s Newport Bay Club Resort.

How is this currently affecting Guests? According to a tweet by Disneyland Paris Guests, “there were no available rooms for guests. Dozens of families are left for hours without a room. Kids are sleeping on the floor, the resort management does NOTHING.”

This is hard to believe that Disney Guests could be experiencing a night without having a room to check into after they had made Resort reservations. We are hoping that an agreement may be made between Disney’s Newport Bay Club and the subcontractors to provide a magical stay for Guests once again.

Housekeepers are currently on strike and are picketing outside of the Disney’s Newport Bay Club Resort leaving Guests without rooms.

What do you think of the conditions of this Disney Resort? What would you do if you arrived without a room to stay in? Have you ever experienced a less than magical experience at a Disney Resort? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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Elizabeth Ladd

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

I’m so sorry to hear this! Our family actually went three times between September 2021 and May 2021. After all the lockdowns and quarantine where we are in NY, it was a welcome feeling to be back on Disney property. We all had a great time, and I felt much safer there than at my own grocery store, lol! That being said, it was definitely a different, diminished experience, and NOT one I would recommend to first time families. We frequent Disney as part of the vacation club. So, for us to see the character dining and popular rides are closed, no fireworks, no parades, and no fast passes is not ideal, but not a dealbreaker. For first time/once in a lifetime families, I highly recommend trying to come back when things are a little more back to “normal” in a couple of years, maybe?

Joy DeLong

Wednesday 13th of October 2021

we are there now closed rides some new and old rides breaking down 6 rides in 2 days for us broke down while we were either in line or on rides. ridiculous

Joy DeLong

Wednesday 13th of October 2021

yes and we are there now brand new and old rides keep breaking down while people in line or even on rides ridiculous for prices we pay plus food is too costly


Wednesday 13th of October 2021

We stayed at Pop Century for the week of the 50th. Other than the morning of the 50th, at 5 am, we never waited for transportation. Even then there was a constant stream of busses coming. But I think the entire hotel was in line at the same time. Disney hired outside contractors to assist with bussing. As one bus pulled out, another pulled in. This was our experience both going to the park and going back to the hotel at 11pm.


Wednesday 13th of October 2021

All the rides are open at WDW, and have been for some time. What were you seeing that so many rides were closed?

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