Dapper Dans on Main Street USA

Disney World Recalls Some Performers This Week

Many performers who are part of the Walt Disney World cast and are members of the Actor’s Equity union have been on furlough for more than six months.  Today, Disney started to recall some of them.

Given some recent announcements, it seems like the company will need these Cast Members.

Disney World has announced that Savi’s Workshop will re-open on September 20.  At Disney World, a professional actor leads the experience, which is part of what makes it very special.

In addition, Disney announced that the Dapper Dan’s quartet will be back for Halloweentime as the Cadaver Dans.

The Dapper Dans are going to return to the Magic Kingdom!
The Dapper Dans are going to return to the Magic Kingdom!

All of these recalls come several weeks after the company opened a Coronavirus testing center that is open to the public and was part of the agreement between the company and Actor’s Equity.

Like so many parts of the reopening process, Disney appears to be taking measured steps in restarting entertainment offerings.

We don’t yet know when large-scale productions like Festival of the Lion King or Finding Nemo: The Musical will return, but we hope it will be soon. Guests miss these special presentations, and many actors have expressed their willingness to return to work.

Glad to see some actors returning to Disney World?