Cast Members Outraged After Disneyland Announces New Attendance Policy

    Cast Members are taking to social media this afternoon after the Disneyland Resort and related Unions announced that a new attendance policy will go into effect in early October. The policy, which utilizes an “hours missed” metric instead of a points-based metric, is viewed by many Cast Members as being more restrictive than the current policy. A big sticking point with Cast Members appears to be that an ongoing illness will be more penalized under the new “hours missed” metric versus the current points-based metric that recognizes that illness can stretch more than a single day.

    Cast Members are not just directing their outrage at the Disneyland Resort, but also the unions that they are a part of. A statement from Workers United Local 50 notes that Disneyland only made “minor adjustments” to the proposed policy after talking with the Union and that Disney is “not interested in making any more movement” regarding adjustments to the policy. This statement drew backlash from Cast Members who were unhappy with the Union’s action, or lack thereof, in regards to representing Cast Members. Many Cast Members are predicting that Cast will be fired or will quit as a result of this new policy.

    This new attendance policy only applies to Disneyland Cast Members. Twitter user DisneyDragon posted the new policy.

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    1. We used to have annual passes. As EVERYONE knows they completely destroyed that, and it was so easy. NOW, they got this thing so screwed up and even as a Cali resident you can not get tickets. Whom ever is making these SHIT decisions needs to be FIRED. Mr Walts daughter even said, “It’s all Money and Greed now days. Walts dream of EVERYONE enjoying the park are over.
      We STOPPED GOING. Unfortunately it is,,, DISNEYLAND. So die hard fans will put up with their Greed and constantly changing rules that ONLY benefit them. We are done. More people and fans need to stick it to them.
      ALL GREED.

      • You can thank Chapek for all of these horrible changes. The Disney board needs to wake up and realize that paying customers will only put up with so much abuse. They might be making a bunch of money short term, but if they don’t think long term, they are going to be in a world of hurt. Genie+, Lightning Lanes, restrictive access/reservation system, all garbage. Bring back the paper fast passes, get rid of $$Lightning$$Lanes$$, and let everyone who enters the park be on equal footing. It’s a disgrace to Walt’s memory to let the super rich be able to walk in and just pay to cut the line. Disney should be equal for everyone, if you pay the gate price, then you are granted access and everyone has the same access and can wait in the same lines with no short cuts or paying to “beat the system”.

        • Wake up seriously. All amusement parks do it all because they know people will pay the extra. We as a society Are impatient and cheap this that option is always going to be there.

    2. WE switched all our activities to Universal Studios. Everyone is happier and has much more fun. Disney is finished. We figured out we don’t need Disney any longer.

    3. I know there is a greed issue within the WDC. I don’t know about anyone else but my employer has the same attendance policy. I show up everyday to work for years no issue. If I am sick, I follow policy. Question- how many were abusing the system resulting in the change?

      • As a cast member I see people taking advantage of the situation all the time. My co-workers don’t show up to work and our work load doubles. Disney is too lenient and I’m glad they are finally taking action.

        • Well, now instead of having some cast members perhaps ‘take advantage’ some of the time you’ll soon have even less cast members all the time.

          Because slapping on a more restrictive attendance policy without addressing the real underlying issues for those “taking advantage” situations is just a total perk for working in public facing service jobs and really brings in a ton of qualified new hires.


          • True. The spoiled laborers will have to face that for 1 of them there are THOUSANDS to take that job… Without crying.

            It’s a job not a social club.
            Lots and lots of immigrant ready to pay taxes. Bless them

        • This reasoning is stupid, I’m a lead in the supply chain and we have been hit hard with attendance. Many of us have had to work 60 hour weeks almost nonstop, that doesn’t mean they should enact this stupid attendance policy, especially considering there are still a large portion of the cast contracting Covid (I got 6 of those Covid emails in the past 3 days). They’re going to have far less cast after this it’s going to be pitiful, the cast are gonna suffer, the guest are gonna suffer, everyone except the suits are gonna suffer.

    4. I was a tour guide at Disneyland for the 25th and 30th Anniversary. I was a cast member at Disneyland all through college and as a young mom, in the 90’s, we had season passes. Yesterday, I took my two year old grandson to Disneyland and I was so frustrated all day. The cast members were rude, did not have eye contact no smiles, and could not even help me with the “Genie App!” The atmoshpere was sooooooo different than what the Disney University taught us. As an adult, I worked for Walt Disney Pictures and now I am an English teacher. If you ever need help in communications or feedback from the public please contact me.

    5. The previous attendance policy was so relaxed… and yet people still managed to get fired. If I called out I could use 1 hour of sick pay and not get any points. They were allotted 9 points in a month before triggering for a discipline. Call out was 3 points and a late was 1.5. Call Sick was able to be continued for 5 days before a note from a doctor was required to come back to work. Covid is a different story… but I never understood how people got fired for attendance. EVERYONE got the same attendance discipline schedule… verbal, written, last and final, termination

    6. The thing that angers me about this is if a Cast Member gets COVID, and has to miss more than three days. I had an annual pass and let it go because guests were rude, ran us over with strollers, and rides were near impossible to get on. The food costs also became a deterrent.

    7. Working for an airline and not disney I can honestly say this isnt that bad….. If u have sick time, and miss work, it DOES NOT trigger a corrective action…. It says in the document posted to twitter that if you apply accured sick time then the amount applied wont count towards the trigger level….. So if you call out on a 8 hour shift, have 12 hours of sick pay, u get charged 0 hours for the day missed.

      As for tardies, seriously? Yall complaining about 4 tardies for 1 corrective action? At the airline if we are literally even 1 minute late it is 1 point…. 15 min to 2 hours is 2 points and more then 2 hours is 3 points…. All day absence is points…. So literally 1 min is going to cost u 1 point…. This isnt that bad

    8. These corporations need to realize the climate they are in. Read the room Disney. You need cast more than they need you. The magic is gone due to corporate disregard for employees. The last time I went, you’d be hard pressed to find a happy employee there. I’ve never seen anything like it at any Disney park.

    9. Until the union can get rid of that NO STIKE CLAUSE you have NO POWER!!!! 20K people walk of the job and disney has to close down, you will get what wanted and whats needed. Like a livable wage!!! Shame on you disney union.

    10. Disney seems to be doing everything that it can to loose visitors, and to destroy itself.
      The blame goes