Under normal, non-coronavirus circumstances, part of the fun of Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is that the area themed for each country features workers who are actually from those places.
However, that reportedly won’t be the case when the Disney park reopens its gates in July. Blog Mickey and WDW News Today report that, because these non-union cultural representatives were sent home in April as Disney furloughed many of its workers, the entertainment giant has reached an agreement with cast member union Unite Here Local 362 to open without them.
“The Parties recognize and agree for the purposes of a reopening and until such time that the Company is able to resume normal staffing, employees who do not meet the culturally authentic theming at EPCOT may be temporarily assigned to work in positions that are otherwise reserved for Cultural Representatives,” it read, per Blog Mickey.
Neither Disney Parks nor Unite Here Local 362 responded to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.
The staffing change would be one of the many the family vacation staple would see upon reopening. Epcot is scheduled to welcome guests again on July 15, the same day as Disney’s Hollywood Studios, four days after Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom.
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