Ever since Disney laid off over 90% of its Entertainment workforce, including entire casts and crews for well-loved shows like Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, Festival of the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage, and many more, public outcry has been swift, with many slamming these massive cuts. In response, Disney has released a lengthy statement which confirms that some entertainment will come back eventually, saying in part:
Determining which shows can return and when is a complex process. As with the rest of our phased reopening, we will also consider the guidance of health officials and government agencies in determining when the time will be right to adjust capacity, and as soon as it is appropriate, we will start to bring additional entertainment back.
Like most of our fans, we know that our beloved entertainment cast are an incredibly special and essential part of the Disney experience. We look forward to the day when we can welcome back more live entertainment to our parks, and we will share more news about these announcements as we’re able to do so.
Of course this doesn't really confirm anything specifically, as there is speculation that some of the less popular shows that Disney has pulled from their parks are potentially gone forever. But at least Disney has acknowledged the controversy, and have confirmed that some of these shows will come back at some point, and we are definitely looking forward to that! You can read the full statement at Disney's Parks blog here.