General Other

Disneyland Employees, Allies Rally Outside The Theme Park For Reopening

Disneyland Employees, Allies Rally Outside The Theme Park For Reopening

A rally was held this morning by Disneyland employees and their supporters outside of the theme park’s gates in Anaheim, calling for the entertainment attraction to reopen.

An estimated 40 people, reportedly consisting of Disneyland employees and frequent park-goers, staged the rally, holding “Not happy” signs and shouting to “Open Disneyland.”

CBS News reported that the Grafius family, comprised of three generations of Disney fans, turned out in support of the park employees.

“We’ve been coming here for years, ever since (my daughter) was like three months old,” Jennifer Grafius said. “The cast members have always been here to support us and they make us have a good time. We need to support them. It’s our turn to be out here hitting the pavement to get their jobs back.”

The rally called on the company to adopt the same safety precautions deployed at Disney World in Florida and at other theme parks that have allowed reopenings.

“If Walt Disney World can open safely, so can we,” said Jessica, Jennifer Grafius’s daughter. “We can social distance. We can wear our mask. We can be safe, and we can open our happy place…I know Walt would want us to reopen.”

The company has not issued a statement yet responding to the rally. DisneyCEO BobChapek recently criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration for its  foot-dragging on providing safety guidelines that would allow reopening.

More from Deadline

Best of Deadline

Sign up for Deadline’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

mm

Christine founded Sports Grind Entertainment with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered Sports news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research.

About the author

mm

Christine Watkins

Christine founded Sports Grind Entertainment with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered Sports news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ads by Google