After 185 days, Equity actor Mark Daniel is returning to Walt Disney World. Daniel and his colleagues have been furloughed since the resort’s closure due to COVID-19, but select performers are now returning to the parks.
Due to limited park capacity and safety measures, many performers are still furloughed, but remain hopeful that they will soon return to their roles.
With the announcement of new Halloween entertainment at the Magic Kingdom and the reopening of Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, it is possible that Equity actors are returning to fill the roles of Gatherers or Dapper Dans’ undead alter-ego, Cadaver Dans.
While it is unclear when all of the Equity actors will return to the Walt Disney World, seeing these actors gradually come back brings an extra spark of magic to guests as they experience the wonder of the resort.
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