2340 Recycle Way
Phased reopening of Disney World begins July 11, 2020. We’ll let you know when Cast Connection reopens, but we’re thinking around July 1st!
March 20, 2020: Cast Connection is currently closed along with the rest of Disney World Resort due to the coronavirus.
The food that Disney stocked Cast Connection with all came from the resort supply chain. With all the Disney resorts closed now, there was no food to restock the shelves.
Same with the weekly merchandise. It all came from the parks and resorts. (You’ll never see discounted merchandise ever in any of the Parks!)
However, when Disney World reopens, expect to see a flood of merchandise hit Cast Connection, all of it 75 – 90% off. All of the International Flower and Garden Festival merchandise from Epcot, all of the St. Patrick’s Day and Easter merchandise….expect to see crazy low pricing to get it moved out.
March 27, 2020: US Disney Parks not be reopening at the end of March and will stayed closed now “until further notice”.
Phased reopening of Disney Springs begins May 20th!
Cast Connection’s address and phone number:
2340 Recycle Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
407-824-6369 (note: they rarely pick up the phone!!!! Like NEVER!)
Don’t forget that there’s a Take an Additional 10% off coupon in your DCP Program Guide on page 79! 10% + 10% = 20% OFF!!! 🙂
It’s located off of Bear Island Rd. (turn right off of Western Way coming from Buena Vista Drive).
CPs can take the K bus there.
CPs can take the K bus from their apartment to Cast Connection.
The Cast Connection building is located at the intersection of Western Way and Bear Island Road, near the massive Walt Disney World Tree Farm where a variety of plants, trees and shrubs are grown for use in the parks and resorts on property. That is so cool to drive by! Think of all the stuff Disney grows in there year-round!
Welcome to the new Cast Connection
Western Way can be accessed from Buena Vista Drive between the entrances of the Coronado Resort and Blizzard Beach.
Extended store hours
NOTE: You must be a Disney Cast Member, or a guest of one, to visit this little slice of shopping paradise. You need a current Cast ID to check out. Guests may pay for their purchases with their own funds, but they won’t get the 10% off additional CM discount.
Cast members can bring up to 6 (six) friends and family into Cast Connection and Property Control, but only cast members can go into the damages side of the building, which is now called ‘Mickeys Treasures’.
Cast Connection is a cast exclusive store that sells out-of-season or discontinued new merchandise, holiday merchandise, slightly damaged merchandise from the Parks (wrinkled/stained clothing), and some groceries (like what guests can buy at Fort Wilderness grocery store).
Super good deals!!!! 🙂
We like to go there with CM friends at least once a year.
February 2018 finds: Lots of Holiday and Marathon clothing and merchandise. Everything is at least 50-75% off listed price and you get an extra 10% CM discount at checkout.
Some recent store photos:
Lots of 2017 merchandise. $3.99
We saw Rivers of Light for the 1st time and were very disappointed. $9.99
Holiday merch, $5.99
Holiday lanyards, $4.99
Frozen ornaments, $5.99
D&B purses, 1/2 price
Lots of toys, 75% off.
Tons of Disney Marathon merch (Jan 2018) and also leftover merch from 2017 Food & Wine Festival at Epcot.
Mickey’s Treasures: For current cast members only!!!
The stuff for sale in this room is strictly for Disney Fanatics! It’s all artwork and furniture from the resorts. We bought some spoons from the Grand Floridian, 25 cents each!
So much to look at…all priced to sell! Sofas, tables, chairs, lamps….
Property Control, now known as ‘Mickey’s Treasures’, shares the space and sells decommissioned company items (industrial equipment, furniture from resorts, TVs, etc.), broken merchandise, and unclaimed lost and found items. Everything is 75-90% off the original price. No additional CM discount at checkout.
Cast members only allowed in here.
Loaded with merchandise! We did buy some Pandora beads, 1/2 price.
The Grocery Section: Healthy Food Options
The groceries available were: white/wheat sandwich bread, pasta, gallons of milk, OJ, butter (lb), cheese blocks (lb), yogurt, bottled water, cereal, eggs, HUGE bags of lettuce and chopped broccoli, 20 lb. bags of rice, fresh fruit by the piece (bananas, apples, lemons, limes, oranges, pineapples), and fresh vegetables (potatoes, onions). Some sliced deli ham ($8).
Food price examples:
Gallon of Milk: $3.25
Orange Juice: $2.50
Dozen eggs: $1.05
Bottled water: $1.00
Loaf bread: $1.50
HUGE industrial size bag of romaine: $4.00/bag
Oranges, Lemons & Limes: 0.20-0.50/piece
Whole Pineapple: $2.50
Healthy food options
Supporting Disney’s Health Pursuits options program.
Lots of milk, fat free & 2%
Gallons of milk, $3.25 a gallon for Whole, 2%, Skim Milk
Lots of OJ options, $1.00 – $2.50
Minute Maid Country Style Orange Juice, $2.50/0.5 gallon
Sliced cheese, $8/lb., dozen eggs, $1.05/dozen
Bags of chopped lettuce, $4.00
Wheat and White Wonder Bread, $1.50/loaf
Bread options: Wheat & White
Fruit: 20 cents/piece, all excellent quality. Pineapple/$2
Bottled water $1.00
New tsums tsums, originally $5.99, now $2.99
THE ONLINE AUCTION INFO
Several people have asked us about the online auction for Property Control. There are a lot of really good deals to be had!
Here’s the info:
You must be either a current Cast Member or a WDW Vendor.
All property control auctions are held continuously online now (they used to be held a few times a year on the Cast Connection backlot).
Good luck with your bidding! There are a lot of Disney treasures listed!
GREAT DEALS AWAIT AT CAST CONNECTION & PROPERTY CONTROL
Disney’s Eyes & Ears Magazine
After more than 20 years in the Magic Kingdom Park area, Cast Connection and Property Control has found a new home off of Western Way behind Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Cast Connection is a great, onsite destination where cast members can purchase surplus or discontinued merchandise that was previously available within Walt Disney World Resort locations, as well as groceries. Anything from furniture to tableware that has previously been used across property is available for purchase within Property Control. Offerings within the location change frequently, so cast members should make visiting the stores a reoccurring item on their to-do list.
Cast Connection offers select groceries. From milk and eggs to fruit and cheese, Cast Connection can be more than just your source for unique Disney merchandise.
Based on availability, Cast Connection often carries some of the best-selling products within our stores like Disney Tsum Tsum plushes, holiday offerings, Disney Animator’s dolls and more! (All merchandise is subject to change and supplies are limited.)
Property Control offers company assets that were often previously used in Guest areas. This is a great way for cast members to get some great deals while reducing the number of items sent to a landfill.
Also, cast members can bring up to six family members or friends when visiting the location. (Some areas of the store, such as Mickey’s Treasures and Property Control, are limited to cast members only, and those with a Spouse/Domestic Partner Main Entrance Pass only.) The relocation brings lots of great benefits for shoppers, including additional retail space, a dedicated parking lot, extended hours and the two stores now being under one roof.
Plan your visit to the new store: Sunday – Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. or Thursday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Biggest vinylmation I’ve ever seen!
We’ll be back! We’re on to the Vera Bradley Outlet Store next!!!
And, don’t forget about Disney’s Character Warehouse over at the Outlets! Really great deals there too and cast members get a discount. Everyone is welcome!
Disney’s Character Warehouse in Orlando
You will need a basket! So many great deals! Feb 2018.
The holidays are an extra magical time at the Magic Kingdom!
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
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Have a magical day!
Two Disney Sisters
Once upon a time…
Yes, we did!!! 🙂 #TwoDisneyPrincesses