The Disney Cultural Representative Program, popular for helping bring the various countries of EPCOT's World Showcase to life, has been suspended indefinitely. The announcement comes after the Disney College Program canceled their Fall 2020 semester and also announced their indefinite suspension.
Disney sent out emails to cultural representative Cast Members notifying them of the program's cancelation and revoked offers of employment from future Cultural Representative Cast Members.
Cast Members who were on the Cultural Representative Program when the parks closed have now been told their program has officially been ended. They will be given a successful program completion to reapply in the future. No mention if they will be refunded any fees. #WDW pic.twitter.com/XvECWBmyc3— Expedition Theme Park (@ExpThemePark) July 14, 2020
These frontline Cast Members are the ones that drove the World Showcase and kept it unique. The Cast Members will be replaced with existing Cast Members “who do not meet the culturally authentic theming at EPCOT”, according to a deal between Disney and Union Representatives.
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