Walt Disney World Pianist, Mark Anderson, Passes Away at 66
According to DisneyDining.com, Walt Disney World pianist, Mark Anderson, has passed away at the age of 66 years old.
Anderson was a fan favorite of avid Walt Disney World-goers. He was known for his incredible talent as a pianist and performer. He performed throughout the Walt Disney World Resort but was probably most known for his performances just outside of Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom.
Fans took to Reddit to express to their thoughts and condolences. A post shared by Reddit user, HolleighLujah, states, “Mark Anderson incredible pianist, loving husband, father, and recent grandfather passed away from cancer yesterday surrounded by his loved ones. He played piano at various Disney Parks across the world for over 30 years and brought immense joy to countless guests and music lovers throughout that time. If you are feeling inclined, please leave a note, a flower, or a bay of cheetos (his family’s favorite) at the piano at Casey’s Corner. Even just prayers for his family would be greatly appreciated.”
Anderson’s obituary states he “passed peacefully surrounded by his family early morning Sunday, January 16, 2022.”
Anderson and his wife, Luralee, performed together in The Disneyland Hotel house band in 1984. Anderson then went on to become an entertainer at Tokyo Disneyland. And then ultimately started playing piano on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom in 1988.
Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Mark Anderson and to all who admired him.