PHOTOS: Cast Connection Reopens to Long Lines and Hours-Long Waits at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Cast Members got a welcome perk back today with the reopening of Cast Connection, the cast member-exclusive store.


The reopening led to long lines of traffic along Western Way as hundreds of cars waited to get in.


While the line moved at a steady pace, with only one or two cars let in at time, Cast Members were forced to wait for hours for their chance to buy discounted merchandise and groceries.


Once parked, Cast Members enter a virtual queue. Once they’ve reached the front, they receive a text message to enter the physical outdoor queue. Following a temperature screening, they’re let in to begin shopping. At this time, only Cast Members may visit Cast Connection, with guests currently not allowed. Cast Connection is open from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Disney’s Character Warehouse at Orlando Premium Outlet International Drive and Disney’s Character Warehouse at Orlando Premium Outlet Vineland Avenue were rumored to reopen the same day as Cast Connection, but as of yesterday, safety measures have not yet been implemented.

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