USA Today: Disneyland Performers Seek to Have Union Protections Like Other Park Employees

The people behind Disneyland's iconic characters, including princesses, villains and even Mickey Mouse himself, may soon be connected by something stronger than magic: a union contract.

The Actors’ Equity Association is hoping to represent around 1,700 performers, character actors and support staff at the Disney parks and hotels in Anaheim, California. Unlike other employees, the entertainment performers who bring characters to life in parades, meet-in-greets and other interactive experiences are not unionized.