Disney is Starting To Call More Workers Back To Work For Restaurants and Hotels on Property

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We have some mostly good news today, and I’m sincerely hoping we keep good news going for awhile, I think we’re all tired of bad news. Local Union 737, that represent Orlando Hotel and Restaurant Workers. Some are being called back to work begininning on June 14th.

@ScottGustin posted the information on Twitter:


They posted on their Facebook page that workers are being called back to Disney Resort Hotels, the Boardwalk, and Disney Springs. Plus we get a look at some of the restaurants and hotels we MIGHT see open soon!

He made a point of saying they may open soon but nothing is confirmed.

Here’s a closer look:

The hotels and corresponding restaurants are:

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Boardwalk
  • Contemporary
  • Fort Wilderness
  • Grand Floridian
  • Old Key West
  • Polynesian
  • Riviera Resort
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Wilderness Lodge
  • Yacht & Beach

Disney Springs Locations:

  • Deluxe Burger (I highly recommend)
  • Outdoor Vending
  • Patisserie

Disney’s Boardwalk Locations:

  • Trattoria al Forno
  • Pizza Window
  • Boardwalk Bakery

Now some potential bad news for anyone who wants to stay below a Deluxe:

I notice it’s all the expensive deluxe hotels and DVCs. It’s early so it’s possible we will see other hotels added.  Right now it looks like they are just focused on the pricey ones. Since they aren’t doing the Secure Circuit reopening it’s not just the monorail loop, ones like we thought would be the case. In that instance it would make sense to only open the pricey ones. But they are scattered about, so no reason to only open the Deluxes.

It definitely feels like they are trying to reduce demand, and scrape back every penny they can, by opening the expensive resorts. You want to come, you got to pay. I’m hoping it changes closer to re-opening, but for right now, that’s what it feels like.

Now, the Disney Springs “Good Neighbor” hotels will also be opening, so you might be able to get some better prices on rooms there. I would hate to see those that want to go not be able to because they are being forced into the top dollar hotels.  But I still recommend you take your family late this year or next year overall.

However, it is good news that we are getting people called back to work. I get and appreciate the business reasons for reopening the expensive hotels first, but as a consumer, I think it’s not a good idea and it feels exclusionary.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Union 737 Facebook. @ScottGustin Twitter,


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