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Disneyland is bringing back some employees. Here’s why it matters for you

California Adventure Park will reopen in November with outdoor shopping and dining.

In this March 12, 2020, file photo, visitors to Disneyland make their way in and out of the parks in Anaheim, Calif. Disneyland has revealed new ticket prices and they’re not a huge climb from before
In this March 12, 2020, file photo, visitors to Disneyland make their way in and out of the parks in Anaheim, Calif. Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17.
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Disneyland is recalling hundreds of workers to help with California Adventure Park, which is slated to reopen in November amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s going on?

The Disneyland food and beverage union Workers United Local 50 said in a recent statement that hundreds of workers will be recalled to help with reopening of California Adventure, which will strictly reopen with outdoor dining and indoor shopping, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • “Recall will happen in a few waves. This Monday (Oct. 25) will begin with trainers, leads and some heart of house roles that will begin the process of getting the restaurants up and running,” reads a notification from the union. “Recall in each scheduling group will be by job classification (steward, food prep, receiver, etc.) in descending seniority order regardless of location job knowledge. Recall for premium positions, such as leads and trainers, will be in descending seniority order by full-time conversion dates.”

Reopening for Disneyland?

Disneyland reopened its Downtown Disney shopping and dining district back in July.

Recently, Disneyland said it would open Buena Vista Street in California Adventure Park, which would allow people to participate in outdoor dining and indoor meals, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

California released state guidelines for reopening theme parks. The guidelines do not allow for theme parks in high-risk areas to reopen yet. Disneyland remains closed for now.