UPDATE: The 2017 Disney Family Holiday Celebration starts October 16, 2017.
Don’t forget to use your 20% off certificate!
Cast Connection’s address and phone number:
2340 Recycle Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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.
The new 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!
Western Way can be accessed from Buena Vista Drive between the entrances of the Coronado Resort and Blizzard Beach.
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).
Everything is at least 50-75% off listed price and you get an extra 10% CM discount at checkout.
Some store photos:
Mickey’s Treasures: For current cast members only!!!
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.
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 ($7).
Food price examples:
Gallon of Milk: $3.25
Orange Juice: $2.50
Dozen eggs: $1.25
Bottled water: $1.00
Loaf bread: $1.50
HUGE industrial size bag of romaine: $2.50/bag
Oranges, Lemons & Limes: 0.35-0.50/piece
Whole Pineapple: $2.50
Some new merch photos (January):
March Update: Fresh merchandise from Disneyland’s 60th Diamond Anniversary celebration has started to arrive, 50-75% off. Really cute stuff!!
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.
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