Some will, some won't.
What do we know?
The parks furloughed more than 90% of its labor force due to the pandemic.
Furloughs can last up to 12 months.
The parks had millions in expenses while the parks were closed - even closed, there are bills to pay.
Open 6/5 - APT (as I understand it)
Open 6/11 - SWF, APO, DCO, BGT, AIT
Open 6/19 - SWT
Open July - SWC/APC
not sure about SPL, BGW or WCW
Guests will be required to have date specific reservations to attend
Park operating schedules are lower with some closure dates ( SWF is closed Tues/Thurs)
Parks will NOT open with the usual attendance - likely 25-40% of normal attendance - maybe less?
It will most likely take more than 18 months for things to "get back to normal"
Fewer employees working more hours is better then many employees getting few hours.
(Would you rather get 40 hrs/week or you and 4 of your friends getting 8 hrs/week each?)
If you are holding your breath thinking you're returning to work next week you're delusional. A lot of us will not be returning any time soon... if at all. Theme parks ramp up staffing as business warrants. The business we knew no longer exists.
Tickets sales - reservation based - mostly online
Gift shops - Less paid guests = less sells = less hours / carts closed
Culinary - lower attendance means less need for carts - guests pushed to restaurants
We all know and "loved" the BAT team. I would expect the parks to do even more to combine work duties, eliminate positions and find savings wherever possible for the company to survive.
I'm a long time employee, but I foresee my work group to be delayed months... if not dissolved because there's no immediate need. S—s for us. I remain hopeful, but I am realistic. I'm updating my resume, LinkedIn, etc.
I have control of my future.