Yesterday, December 23rd, 2009, the three unions representing cast members of Disneyland Paris, cfdt, CFTC and UNSA, called their members for a strike. However, contradicting earlier internal statements that their actions wouldn’t impact the experience and seasonal magic of guests in the two packed parks the unions took the action on-stage.
Which resulted in the canceled performances of Disney’s Stars’n’Cars in the Walt Disney Studios Park and the Once Upon a Dream Parade in the Disneyland Park.
Just minutes after 5 pm, the time scheduled for the start of the parade, the park officially announced that today’s Once Upon a Dream Parade had to be cancelled!
The striking cast members walked down Main Street, U.S.A. from Town Square, voicing their demands in a strike march to large crowds of guests along the parade route.
Immediately following the announcement the guests lining the parade route in the cold weather – many of them waiting already for an hour to get a good viewing spot – started to boo and hiss. Apparently guests were extremly upset and an agressive atmosphere aimed directly at the striking cast members is took hold. The negative reaction is clearly not limited to single guests but has taken hold of the vast majority (if not nearly all) guests as the unions destroy their christmas vist to Disneyland Paris..