Disney World Cast Connection Reopens to Massive Crowd

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Walt Disney World Resort’s Cast Connection store has been temporarily closed since Disney World’s four theme parks were shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, Cast Connection reopened for the first time in nearly half a year and the line to get in is massive.

On Facebook, Karla Rivera Moreno shared this video of the insane car line outside of the Cast Connection retail store.

Twitter user @BenWszalek also shared a video that shows his vehicle getting stopped in the huge car line outside of the Cast Connection facility. He wrote:

The car queue to try and get into Cast Connection/Property Control is massive. 

Another Twitter user shared this social media post about the wild line to enter Cast Connection. @ChristieR0408 wrote:

Lol apparently the line for Cast Connection goes all the way down Western Way and it’s not even open yet. Thank to @magiccastr for keeping an eye out for me


Cast Connection sells discontinued and out-of-season Disney Parks merchandise, slightly damaged merchandise, and some basic groceries, similar to those that are available at Disney World’s Fort Wilderness campground.

According to this WordPress blogger who contacted Cast Connection:

New hours for Cast Connection will be 9:00am to 3:30pm. Cast Members are required to undergo a temperature screening to enter, and guests are not allowed at this time.

Normally, Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members are allowed to bring up to 6 visitors with them when they go shopping at the Cast-only store.

All of the Cast Members who choose to visit Cast Connection at this time should be following these health and safety protocols laid out by The Walt Disney Company:

Safety starts with our cast, and we’ve adopted a number of new policies and practices for cast members at work. 

  • Training: Cast members are receiving additional training on both new measures and the continued importance of personal health and hygiene, such as handwashing and of course, staying home when ill. For some, this includes training on how to help everyone who visits to follow new health and safety measures, including wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distancing. 

  • Workplace health and safety: We’ve increased the frequency of cleaning in work areas, adjusted our work practices to promote physical distancing, and introduced new protocols for temperature checks and face coverings. 

  • Health screenings: Cast members will self-screen for temperature and symptoms of illness before each shift and will stay home if they are not feeling well.

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What do you think about this morning’s Disney World Cast Connection traffic jam? Are you a Cast Member looking forward to going shopping this week?

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