Longtime Walt Disney World fans got a real treat on October 1st (the 50th anniversary of the resort), when ragtime piano player Randy Morris came out to play the piano at Casey’s Corner, just as he did on opening day in 1971.
- On October 1st, 1971, ragtime piano player Randy Morris played for opening day crowds at what was then known as Coke Corner. 50 years later, Randy returned to perform the same tunes he did on opening day, at what is now Casey’s Corner.
- Every performer at the Resort’s opening was given a 3 month contract. So Randy packed up from California, where he worked at Disneyland during the summer of 1970, and moved to Florida. Turns out he liked it, because 50 years he’s still performing at Walt Disney World.
- This also marked the first time any ragtime piano player had performed at Casey’s Corner since the Magic Kingdom reopened from 2020’s shut-down.
More Walt Disney World News:
- A new Mickey Mouse popcorn bucket is available, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, and can be found across Walt Disney World.
- The Candlelight Processional will be returning to EPCOT this year as part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Now, some of the celebrity narrators that will participate in this year’s festivities have been revealed.
- Disney has revealed a list of all the festive fun that will be coming to the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, including the return of the Merry Menagerie to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.