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Normally, Walt Disney World Resort employees would have spent the day on April 2 operating some of the world’s most visited theme parks during one of its busiest seasons.

But instead of managing long lines, colorful characters and packed shows, the park was empty, closed by the coronavirus. Burbank, California-based The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) that same day announced plans to furlough executive, salaried and non-union hourly employees at its Orlando and California theme park resorts. Days later, Disney furloughed another 43,000 union workers. Read more here.