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Walt Disney World Hidden Gem: The Casey’s Corner Pianist

There is nothing like walking down Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom and hearing live ragtime music fill the air. That little extra bit of magic is provided by the Casey’s Corner Pianist. At the end of Main Street USA is Casey’s Corner, a hot dog stand that pays homage to the American national pastime of baseball, and if you’re lucky the Casey’s Corner Pianist will be there tickling the ivories to ragtime tunes outside. For lunch there’s probably not a better place to be. The view of Cinderella’s Castle, the buzz of the crowds as they glide through Main Street USA, the smell of popcorn and hotdogs can create an unforgettable experience. Memories are definitely what Disney make best, and Casey’s Corner is one of the unexpected ‘memory hotspots’ inside Walt Disney World!

This Day in Disney History

July 24, 1989:  The Town Square Cafe reopens as Tony’s Town Square Cafe, on Mainstreet USA.

Originally an open air restaurant, I’m sure the unpredictability of Florida’s weather was a key factor in enclosing this dining venue.  Now completely enclosed (and air conditioned!), Tony’s Town Square restaurant is themed after the restaurant that Lady and the Tramp went to to share that infamous bowl of spaghetti and meatballs.  One of the few places in the world that it is 100% appropriate to nudge a meatball across the table to your honey with your nose!