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Old 03-15-2020, 01:13 PM   #31
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Many of the castmembers have not experienced the Rise of the Resistance due to blackout dates.
I wish Disney would give them a chance before they depart. Management and trainers could operate while interns are allowed one final Thank You from Disney.
Just a final happy memory, perhaps on behalf of MickeyMouse.
I think they were unblocked from Studios. Not sure they will be able to ride RoTR though.

edit: In addition, according to Attractions Magazine, Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is planned to be open to them during Extra Magic Hours, which are 8:30 to 10:30 pm.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:43 PM   #32
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Thinking about the original topic of this thread, the college program, I wonder how WDW is going to handle staffing when WDW theme parks reopen. Those college program CMs were such a large percentage of staff at restaurants (QS and TS), stores, attractions, I just don't see how WDW is planning to handle it if/when they reopen.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:45 PM   #33
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Thinking about the original topic of this thread, the college program, I wonder how WDW is going to handle staffing when WDW theme parks reopen. Those college program CMs were such a large percentage of staff at restaurants (QS and TS), stores, attractions, I just don't see how WDW is planning to handle it if/when they reopen.
There is no "if." WDW will reopen! The question is certainly When.

Reports so far indicate that CP CMs scheduled to arrive in late April/May should still do so.

My best is the parks are closed through April. Cruise lines are already closed through the middle of April.

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Old 03-15-2020, 03:04 PM   #34
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I doubt WDW will reopen until after Easter at the earliest. Can't believe they would want to deal with those crowds in the current environment. Also, it wouldn't surprise me if travel between states was banned or severely limited in the next week or two, either.

I wish people wouldn't compare COVID-19 with the flu. It is not the same as far as the health care system goes. Ask any competent medical provider. If we can't slow the spread of COVID-19, the health care system will not be able to handle the number of people needing critical care. Many more will die. It won't be just the elderly or these with underlying conditions either.

In a neighboring county there is someone in their 30's in critical care right now and yesterday a teenager was hospitalized.

We all need to do what we can to slow the spread down.
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:08 PM   #35
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There is no "if." WDW will reopen! The question is certainly When.

Reports so far indicate that CP CMs scheduled to arrive in late April/May should still do so.

My best is the parks are closed through April. Cruise lines are already closed through the middle of April.

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Yes I am sure WDW will reopen but I would guess they won't just flip a switch and the park will be back to normal with the pre virus crowds. I would suspect there will be a slow period as the country and world regain the confidence to travel again and have time to schedule their new vacations. This would mean that they probably won't need to staff at pre virus levels for several weeks, possibly months giving them time for the Cps that are already schedule to come to get in here and trained.
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Old 03-15-2020, 03:12 PM   #36
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This has been shared for both CMs who need help and locals who can help

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...z6g39wtfTw-F2g
Thank you, this is first time that I have seen it. Do you know who is organizing this effort?
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:00 PM   #37
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Thinking about the original topic of this thread, the college program, I wonder how WDW is going to handle staffing when WDW theme parks reopen. Those college program CMs were such a large percentage of staff at restaurants (QS and TS), stores, attractions, I just don't see how WDW is planning to handle it if/when they reopen.
Walt Disney World will have no problem filling positions with new recruits when the parks do reopen.
Question: When will the parks re-open?
Answer: In time for Easter.
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:29 AM   #38
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So yesterday a croup of DCP'ers were chosen to be the Grand Marshals for the Festival of Fantasy Parade in the MK today. All GR CM's on hand came out to cheer them on. It was a pretty cool gesture to recognize these kids, who must be terribly disappointed to have to leave early.
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:48 AM   #39
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Updated news on the CP, plus letter about accomodation:

https://insidethemagic.net/2020/03/d...e-program-ro1/
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I think it was a smart move to send the College Program members home. They have 2 or 3 people in each bedroom, like a college dorm, so any virus outbreak could spread very quickly. Most of the Cast Members are fairly outgoing people so the chance of them "social distancing" is less than it should be.

When the parks do open back up they can have the regular Cast Members take a few extra shifts till the next group of CP members arrive, which should be in April.

My son is scheduled to start the CP in August. He hoped to start in June, but was happy to accept the offered August start date.
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