Disneyland is cutting budgets and shows during slower than normal summer season, blog reports

Mufasa, left, explains to Simba that one day everything he sees will be his during the Tale of the Lion King stage show at Palisades Stage overlooking California AdventureÕs Paradise Bay in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Park officials point out that 1,600 new jobs were just added to staff the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land.

One of the most popular Disneyland fan blogs is reporting that company officials have instituted resort-wide budget cutbacks in Anaheim, including shows, and freezing some positions in the wake of an unexpectedly slow summer attendance season.

Micechat.com reported Wednesday that all “departments have been asked to cut labor hours and make other cuts as necessary,” reporting that entertainment, custodial and other non-essential jobs were being cut, including a scaleback of the new Lion King show and closure of the Red Car News Boys show at Disney California Adventure.

Disney officials point out that the park just added 1,600 new jobs to prepare for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and continues to be Orange County’s largest employer with 31,000 employees. They rejected the blog’s characterization that the park currently has a hiring freeze.

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