Disney World is really having a rough year. Attendance is not what they were hoping it would be and have told cast members that they expect to lay off or fire a total of 28,00 employees , between Florida, the still unopened California parks, Disney cruises and hotels. Disney World has just just laid off 950 employees at the beginning of October 8,857 employees. They had already laid off 6,700 more employees will be laid off or fired December 4th.
DISNEY LAY OFFS!
My friends who live in Florida are saying when they went, certain rides were only open at certain times. So if you wanted to ride Splash Mountain (just as an example), you would only have from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to do so. Then the ride operators will move on to Thunder Mountain and you will have 2 hours to ride that before ride operators move onto Jungle Cruise.
And when I say they have had a lot of bad luck, the layoffs are only part of it.
I miss some of the old rides, but I'm not about to throw away money buying a piece of scrap. To each his/her own. You know the old saying about those who are "soon parted" from their money. Preserving a piece in another ride seems the better thing to do rather than sell junk, imo.
I just read that they added a Vortex track piece to the inside of Mystic Timber's shed. It is hard to see in the shadows on the left hand side of the Mystic's coaster, but added in such a way that it looks like part of the theming that has been there since day one. They say you can spot it if your looking for it when the train stops for the radio.
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