Cast Connection to reopen soon along with Disney's Character Warehouse at nearby outlet malls

Aug 31, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Disney is nearing a reopening of its outlet mall locations and the Disney Cast Member exclusive store - Cast Connection.

The company operates two outlet stores near Walt Disney World, Disney's Character Warehouse at Orlando Premium Outlet International Drive, and Disney's Character Warehouse at Orlando Premium Outlet Vineland Avenue. Each offers a range of heavily discounted Walt Disney World merchandise. Both have been closed since the COVID-19 shutdown earlier in the year.

Also set to reopen imminently is the on-property Cast Member exclusive store, Cast Connection.

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Article Posted: Aug 31, 2020 / 2:09pm ET
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Giss Neric3 days ago

I'm just kidding. It's all lies. I just wanted to switch the topic for a while.

GimpYancIent3 days ago

Ok, so a guy wore a mask with some wording on it. He Wore A Mask properly! No one care's what was written on it.

drizgirl3 days ago

You were about to report someone wearing a mask correctly?

Lilofan3 days ago

Easier to fire third party for a poor job.

Lilofan3 days ago

If third party crews get hurt on the job, Disney doesn't have to pick up their medical / injury costs. That could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars or even more depending on the severity of the injury.

Giss Neric3 days ago

I saw a guy in Magic Kingdom recently with a custom made mask that says "WORN BY FORCE, NOT BY CHOICE." I kinda felt that he was trouble already. I'm was about to report it to a CM but decided to let it go since he's not doing anything wrong anyways. It's just a silent protest. I saw him two times after that while walking in Fantasyland and the other while in the queue at Big Thunder. In all fairness to him, he was wearing the mask and wearing it correctly at both times.

ElvisMickey4 days ago

You’re hilarious, Oswald Cobblepot 🙄

JoeCamel4 days ago

Do not have to pay bennies as JohnD said and shifts liability to the third party if they are installed improperly

JohnD4 days ago

Part time, no more than 29 hours. Don't have to pay benefits unlike full time CMs. Hourly rate is also probably less than for full time CMs also.

Goofnut19804 days ago

How is this cheaper than having on staff maintenance crews perform the work?

MisterPenguin4 days ago

That baby carriage is not allowed in WDW!!

wdwmagic4 days ago

There is a full time third party crew at the parks replacing the distancing markers.

wdwmagic4 days ago

U.S. officials are aiming to open travel between UK and U.S.A with shortened traveler quarantine periods by the end of the year according to WSJ https://www.wdwmagic.com/other/walt-disney-company/news/16oct2020-u.s.-officials-are-aiming-to-open-travel-between-uk-and-u.s.a-with-shortened-traveler-quarantine-periods-as-soon-as-the-holidays.htm

DCBaker15 days ago

"Mickey Mouse and his best pals are returning to breakfast at Chef Mickey’s restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort on December 16, bringing some new items to the menu inspired by their favorite dishes. " Along with traditional breakfast favorites, you will be able to try the new Mickey’s “Celebration” Pancake, featuring whipped cream, celebration sprinkles, shimmering pixie dust and more. For something a bit more savory, we’re adding a new “Loaded” Potato-Cheese Casserole topped with smoked bacon crumbles and chives. Last but not least, Goofy’s Banana Bread French Toast will combine unique flavors of banana bread baked in zesty orange-scented French toast batter, topped with Espresso-mascarpone cream, toasted bananas and chocolate crumbles. If you can’t decide on which new item to try, you’ll be able to taste all three as part of an all-you-care-to-eat family style feast with other traditional breakfast favorites. When Mickey and friends return, the experience may look a little different than the last time you visited, but you can still expect to smile, wave and make unforgettable memories with some of your favorite characters as they parade through the restaurant in their chef’s best. Reservations for Chef Mickey’s character breakfast will open on October 17, based on availability. In addition, Disney Resort hotel guests can make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of their stay (up to 10 days)." https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/10/mickey-and-friends-bring-new-food-items-to-chef-mickeys-on-december-16/