Disneyland Paris Cast Members are on strike again this morning and afternoon (Tuesday, May 30), with both theme parks. Cast Members are demanding better pay and working conditions.
Cast Members Strike in Paris
UNSA (National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions), the Disneyland Paris Cast Member union, shared information about the strike with their Twitter account this week, writing, “Our diversity is our shield!! Let’s join forces in this final straight line, let’s continue to mobilize all DLP Cast Members to show our determination!”
DLP report is sharing photos and videos of notable Cast Members on Twitter this morning. The strike began at 9:00 am on May 30 outside the Imagination building, a Cast Member backstage building at Disneyland Paris. By 10:00 am, the Cast Members will be in the Central Plaza in front of Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty Castle).
Cast Members hold signs listing their requests.
In this DLP Report videoCast Members march through Fantasyland as the resort’s 30th anniversary plays.
Main Street, USA was completely blocked off, so visitors entering the park were sent through the arcades to reach the attractions.
The first performance of “Dream… and Shine Brighter” was cancelled.
Cast Members marched through Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, including the Avengers Campus.
They also walked around Lake Disney and the Disney Village, Paris’s version of Downtown Disney.
Around 3:00 pm, the Cast Members returned to the Central Plaza singing “the parade is us” as another performance of “Dream… and Shine Brighter” was cancelled. Some visitors cheer them on.
Cast Member Strikes Continue
Disneyland Paris Cast Members have been trying to push for a change in their pay and conditions for months. Just a few weeks ago, a Disney Stars in Parade performance at Disneyland Paris was canceled at the last minute due to another Cast Member strike.
A week ago, the union went on strike on Main Street, USA at Disneyland Park. Visitors arriving at Disneyland Paris in the morning were directed through the arcades to reach their destinations, and some believed a show was about to begin as the area was kept clear. As the demonstration continued, guests saw Cast Members chanting for change. A performance of the “Dream… Shine Brighter” Parade was canceled due to Cast Members appearing in this space.
Another similar situation occurred at Disneyland Paris in February when protests against unequal pay caused a performance of “Dream…and Shine Brighter” to go ahead without any characters and another performance to be canceled entirely .
You can watch the full performance of “Dream…and Shine Brighter” below.