An Inside Look of Cast Connection at Walt Disney World

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A group of people standing in front of a store

Have you ever heard of the famous Cast Connection? This is the go-to place for Cast Members to get some discounted Disney merchandise, and as a non-Cast Member, I am definitely jealous.

What is Cast Connection?

The merchandise at Cast Connection at Walt Disney World is often slightly damaged, but that means big savings. Merchandise can be seen for up to 70% off! Things like a missing straw from a Disney tumbler can significantly lower the cost of your item and it will leave your friends wondering how you can afford so much Disney.

Of course, to shop here you need to be a Cast Member. This perk is definitely well-earned considering Cast Members do nothing but make magic all day for us! In the past, bringing a guest to Cast Connection was allowed, but amid the pandemic things are not the same.

A person standing in front of a building
Credit: wdw.ambassador

What does Cast Connection look like?

If you want an inside tour of the merchandise shop, today it your lucky day! On Instagram, the official Walt Disney World Ambassadors have been posting about the store since it just re-opened today at Walt Disney World to massive crowds!

From this photo alone, I kind of get Disney Store vibes. But, a Disney Store where the entire place is on clearance. If you look at the Boomerang, it is clear to see how happy Cast Members are to be back. Also, now we know that Cast Members have access to the largest collection of Disney plush toys ever!

Related: WATCH: Cast Members Around The World Make Magic In New ‘Disney Cast Life’ Episode!

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Credit: @wdw.ambassador

At today’s reopening, you can see all the socially distanced Cast Members welcoming back everyone to the store. There are clear social distance markers on the floor and the cash area looks quite large, meaning staying 6 feet apart is easy as pie!

 shirt racks in store

A store filled with clothing
Credit: Johns WDW Experience

The store has a warehouse vibe with its grandness and I really want to shop there all day long. Click on the Instagram post we initially shared to get a better look at the store!

Related: Cast Member Reflections: How it Feels to Make a “Make-A-Wish” Kid’s Dreams Come True

Have you ever been to Cast Connection? Let us know! 

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