Theme Park Bits: Scat Cat’s Club Return, Disney World Layoffs, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Tokyo Disneyland’s new land has an opening date. The Port Orleans Resort is getting some revived entertainment. Some Walt Disney World execs are getting laid off. And more! With the caveat that online petitions rarely have any impact, here’s a theme-park-related one that’s at least mildly intriguing. If…

Theme Park Bits: Scat Cat’s Club Return, Disney World Layoffs, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
Tokyo Disneyland’s new land has an opening date.
The Port Orleans Resort is getting some revived entertainment.
Some Walt Disney World execs are getting laid off.
And more!

With the caveat that online petitions rarely have any impact, here’s a theme-park-related one that’s at least mildly intriguing. If you’ve visited Walt Disney World lately, you may have noticed a number of automated PhotoPass stations, where you can get a cool photo at a perfect location, but without the presence of a human photographer. Well, some folks aren’t pleased about that, and have created this petition to implore Disney to bring back the human photographers. One user went to the trouble of comparing different photos, as taken by the automated camera versus a real person. It’s hard to argue that the real-person photos look better, but again, petitions are rarely going to impact change. So…we’ll see.

Even at a place like Disney, layoffs happen. At Walt Disney World, there have reportedly been a few layoffs among managerial and executive staff, just before the end of the company’s fiscal year on September 30. The good news here – if there can be good news in a story about layoffs – is that these cuts aren’t impacting frontline staff or hourly Cast Members.
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