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!
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!
SUMMARY: Sebastian decides to get a bit dirty on the back of a ride.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: this came to me because yesterday when i went on pirates, i changed in and out of a shirt. the ride is basically pitch black for like 95% of it. you can’t see SHIT. definitely a ride you could get down and dirty on. i dont think i would recommend it lmao. ANYWAY, this is based off the Anaheim, CA park so idk if it varies for any other Disney park around the world.
You arrived to the park early and went into the hat shop to find the perfect set of ears for the day. You tried on a couple and modeled them for Sebastian who would either give you a thumbs up or down. You decided on the classic Minnie Mouse ears headband. Sebastian chose a black cap with the silhouette of Mickey Mouse and you snapped a picture of him before paying for your headwear and heading out to Mainstreet USA. You two held hands as you walked through the crowds of people. You pointed out the characters that were out meeting everyone and Sebastian smiled at the excitement on your face.
“What are we going to ride first?” He asked.
You leaned into him and leaned your head on his shoulder. “How does Pirates of the Caribbean sound like?”
“Yo-ho, yo-ho a pirates life for me,” he sang and you giggled.
“I always said if I ever went to Disney, I would sing "I’m Walking Right Down The Middle of Mainstreet, USA” from the Disney sing-a-long video my sisters and I were obsessed with as kids. As I turned 20 I gave up hoping this would happen and resigned myself to a disney trip with a non disney fan. But, aged 23 I found myself at Magic Kingdom, WDW, with my mum and sisters, stood in the middle of the tram tracks, where we sang this song. No one will ever know how much I cherish this memory.“