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Mousetrap: This is What It’s Really Like to Work for Disneyland

10:03 AM PDT on July 8, 2019

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This video was originally released in September 2018. 

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]t's the happiest place on Earth. That's what they say, anyway. But the truth — as discovered by directors Armando Aparicio and David Zlutnick, and producer Leighton Woodhouse — is that two thirds of Disneyland's workforce is underpaid and overworked.

Mousetrap, a special L.A. Taco Docs presentation, in collaboration with Adamant Media, follows the lives of two Disneyland employees who have to work multiple jobs in order to afford living in or around Anaheim. One of the workers, a makeup artist, has been homeless the majority of her time as a Disneyland employee.

The documentary comes at a time when Anaheim residents prepare to vote for a measure on the November ballot that would raise the minimum wage to $15 for hospitality workers, meaning those who work at the Disneyland Resort and the larger surrounding hotels. Pressure from the measure and public outcry recently forced the resort to negotiate an increase in wages to $15 starting in 2019. But that was only with a third of its workforce. In the most recent fiscal quarter, the Walt Disney Company made $2.92 billion in net income.

Watch Mousetrap below.

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