Disneyland Nearly 80% Staffed, Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Cast Member Numbers by End of 2021

While Disneyland was slow to rehire staff immediately after its accelerated reopening since April 2021, a new report from the Orange County Register suggests that the days of understaffing are nearly at an end, as the Disneyland Resort has returned to about 80% of its pre-pandemic Cast Member level, and expects to be fully staffed by the end of the year.


According to the Orange County Register, Disneyland has highly accelerated hiring since the resort reopened in April. Back in June, Josh D’Amaro revealed in an interview that the Disneyland Resort was at about 50% staffing. Since then, 10,000 more Cast Members have been hired (15,000 total since reopening), currently standing at approximately 25,000 Cast Members. That’s still 7,000 shy of the approximately 32,000 Cast Members that worked at the resort before COVID-19, but the resort isn’t slowing down on hiring.

A job fair is scheduled at the Disneyland Hotel on November 9th and 10th to offer full-time and part-time positions in the food and beverage, hotel, facilities and custodial divisions.

Disneyland Resort expects to be back to full staffing levels by the end of the year as more shops, restaurants, and attractions reopen.

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