Disneyland's two parks have been closed since mid-March thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has shifted Disney World's customer base more towards locals and annual passholders.
Josh D'Amaro has been Walt Disney World's president since September 2019. Before that, he was president of the Disneyland Resort.
The temporary layoffs will apply to executive, salaried, and non-union hourly employees at Disney World as well as Disneyland.
Chapek will be a controversial choice among diehard Disney fans due to his reputation for focusing on budgets over guest experience at Disney parks.
“Those two lands have been far more successful than have been reported,” Iger said, noting that 5 million guests have experienced the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction.
Disney World guests may be upset over increased ticket prices, but in the eyes of Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the company’s pricing strategy is working.
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