CoVid-19 and the pandemic continue to cause many businesses to lose revenue and guests. Disneyland is one of the companies that continues to take a hefty loss because one of their park gates remains closed. The last time Disney Parks closed down happened after the 9/11 attacks, and the third time all parks were forced to close down. The company conversed about possibly reopening Disneyland in Anaheim soon for the holidays but needed approval from the California state government. However, all the other attractions reopened, including Downtown Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney World in Florida, with approved safety standards. The question remains if cast members still feel comfortable working at the happiest place on earth again during the pandemic. Disneyland needs to prioritize both guests' and cast member's safety during the crisis. The cast members' safety is crucial because they interact and create a magical experience for the guest.
Michelle Shintaku currently attends the California State Polytechnic University Pomona. She is a student at the Collins College of Hospitality Management majoring in hospitality management. At Collins College, Michelle worked as a teacher assistant preparing food for the students. Michelle currently works at a quick service poke restaurant during the pandemic. She has previously worked in both the front and back of the house at a Mongolian BBQ and a Japanese quick-service restaurant. Michelle acquired more than one year of experience in the food and beverage department. She aspires to become a manager of any department in a hotel or country club.
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