Leading Together

While no one could have predicted just how far-reaching the job loss and economic impacts would be as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know this past year has been incredibly difficult. It has taken a major toll on our cast, The Anaheim Resort, Anaheim residents and families, Orange County, and California. But, with time, we will recover, and we’ll do it together. We believe in the future of this great city, and we are ready to join hands as even stronger partners. With continued investment, we can make an even larger impact on short-term recovery, enhance long-term growth, and help address some of Anaheim’s more difficult problems in the future.

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Anaheim & Disney – Focusing Forward

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Construction Focus

Any future construction with DisneylandForward would include:


  • Using union contractors for the majority of future development
  • Implementing a local hire program to benefit Anaheim and Orange County residents, including a veteran hiring component
  • Diversity outreach including hiring minority/ women/ LGBTQ/ disadvantaged businesses
  • Using environmentally responsible techniques throughout design and construction
  • Creating thousands of good-paying new jobs throughout construction and operations

Continued Investment Focus

Any future investment with DisneylandForward would include:


  • Comprehensive workforce development program that supports Anaheim kids and residents
  • Advocacy and support of permanent/supportive and affordable housing projects to help address community needs
  • Support of local nonprofit organizations that provide critical services to Anaheim residents
  • Continued community engagement to ensure financial support is focused on Anaheim’s most pressing needs
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Facing Our Challenges Together

The Disneyland Resort is eager to reopen and welcome back our cast members and guests. That’s why we are continuing to help our community by participating in relief efforts throughout the region. To date, we have:

  • Donated 500,000 pounds of food to local food banks
  • Provided 79,000 PPE items to health care workers
  • Committed tens of thousands of VoluntEARS hours supporting virtual career workshops, community distribution events, and other personal Cast Member causes

In Typical Years, the Resort District Generates

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$94.5 million in surplus revenue that goes directly to Anaheim’s General Fund *

Disneyland Resort is Responsible For…

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$8.5 billion in positive economic impact and more than 78,000 jobs in Southern California

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$20 million in support to nonprofit organizations each year

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400 community projects supported by Disney VoluntEARS annually

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$28 million paid to Anaheim schools as Anaheim’s largest taxpayer

*Economic data from 2019-2020 Anaheim City Budget

†Based on FY18 study, prepared by Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting (WCEAF), California State University, Fullerton.

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