‘Disney on Ice,’ Feld Entertainment Lays off 90% of Their Staff over Coronavirus Shut-down

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Feld Entertainment, the company that handles Disney on Ice, has just laid off 90% of their staff over the shut-downs due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

When employees arrived to work yesterday, a lot of them were told they were being let go. Most of those laid off were the entertainers. Fox 13 says that it is estimated to be 900-1,200 people that were furloughed.

 

Here is the statement Feld Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Global Communications, Stephen C. Yaros, gave to FOX 13:

Over the past few weeks the world has been racing to contain the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. This has resulted in unprecedented and widespread government-mandated closures of public gatherings that has forced us to shut down all Feld Entertainment tours. Although we hope to resume operations soon, there is no assurance of when that will happen. Therefore, we had to make difficult decisions to reduce the size of our workforce through company-wide layoffs.

Best wishes to all of the performers and staff that were let go.

Source: Fox 13 Tampa Bay

Kambrea Pratt
Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. Prior to Pirates and Princesses I successfully ran social media and websites since 2010. I've also been a public speaker and presenter since 2007. I'm the co-host for the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. Former contributor, online personality and acting social media manager at The Kingdom Insider (which we built from the ground up and ran from 1997-2019 --Thom didn't quit FYI) Pirates and Princesses was started by my husband and I several years ago. We loved Disney and wanted to honestly cover all aspects from pop-culture to the parks from a consumer focused stance. Living OUR happily ever after getting to do what we love with our two kids! Creating fun content and building new things. Certified art teacher, and mom. Opinions are all mine.

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