Being an employee of any Disney World Resort certainly has its perks, such as free theme park admission, food and beverage discounts, and early previews of upcoming attractions.
But a Disney employee is going viral on TikTok for sharing a relatively unknown perk workers have access to — an entire employee-only store.
The clip, which has now garnered more than 907,000 views, was filmed by a Disney employee at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and provides a look inside the store called Cast Connection and Property Control.
The rules are simple, you can only enter if you are a cast member or family member of a cast member, and you cannot purchase the items for anyone else.
A Disney cast member is defined like any employee who works in the Disney Parks or the Disney Store.
The items, which are heavily discounted (think $0.25 for a desk), are sourced from Disney properties across the country and introduced to the store when Disney deems them “obsolete.”
Did you know that Disney has a secret store for cast members and wait to see what’s inside!
Items range from major furniture to clothing, food, and holiday decorations — basically anything you can think of a theme park might throw at. New items are exchanged every week.
In another clip, the employee shares all of the near-incredible items she bought from the store for just $1, including an Animal Kingdom platform bed and dressing light and mirror.
Viewers were shocked that the store exists and items are available at such low prices.
“The most magical place on earth,” one person joked in a nod to Disney’s famous tagline.
“I need a friend who works at Disney,” said another.
While the benefits are many, being a Disney cast member isn’t all fun and games anytime.
Earlier this weektwo cast members were assaulted by an intoxicated guest during a boat ride at Disney World’s Epcot after the rider tried to leave the ride while it was still in motion.
There is currently approximately 75,000 actors employed by Disney.