Disney World Piano Tuner Boggles Minds With How Hard Cast Members Play

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Casey's Corner pianist

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If you’ve ever visited Walt Disney World Resort, you know that one of the biggest treats on Magic Kingdom Park’s Main Street, U.S.A. are the Casey’s Corner pianists.

Casey's Corner pianist
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This rotating group of musicians is immensely talented — they delight Guests with amazing renditions of classic ragtime tunes all day long.

Recently, a Reddit user shared a TikTok video of a particularly talented Casey’s Corner piano player, writing:

Cast Member shredding the piano!

The original video is captioned, “This Cast Member is a PRODIGY!”

Cast Member shredding the piano! from WaltDisneyWorld

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Commenters began praising the pianist for his incredible skills, writing things like, “Pretty sure I saw smoke coming out of that thing. Someone’s got some fiery hands!!!”

One Disney Parks fan even shared a fun story about a conversation with Disney World’s piano tuner:

I live in Orlando and got my piano tuned. The guy that did it is the same guy that tunes the half dozen pianos in Disney. He says they play so hard and so much that he has to tune them nearly monthly.

Casey's Corner pianist
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To put it in perspective, Yamaha’s “Care and Maintenance of a Piano” webpage notes that pianos should normally be tuned “once a year to keep them up to pitch and playing the correct notes.”

This means that Disney’s pianists are playing so hard their pianos have to be tuned 11x more than the typical instrument!

More on Casey’s Corner Piano Performances

Casey's Corner Magic Kingdom
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The official description of Disney World’s Casey’s Corner pianists reads:

Meet a Piano Player Extraordinaire
As you walk down Main Street U.S.A., a fanciful surprise awaits—a live outdoor piano performance.

Featuring swell ragtime tunes from a bygone era, these syncopated stylings will have you tapping your toes. When folks start to gather around, don’t be surprised if they start to croon along. Between ditties, this proficient pianist may entertain you with one-liners and zingers.

This ivory tickler is a real hoot!

Do you enjoy stopping to enjoy a musical interlude at Magic Kingdom?

Visit the official Disney World website to plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district OR the official Disneyland website to plan your trip to Disneyland Resort’s two theme parks — Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park — and the Downtown Disney District!

 

 

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