Being an employee of a Disney World Resort certainly has its perks, including free admission to theme parks, discounts on food and beverages, and early looks at upcoming attractions.
But a Disney employee is going viral on TikTok for sharing a relatively unknown perk that employees can access: an entire store just for employees.
The clip, which has since been viewed more than 907,000 times, was filmed by a Disney employee at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and features 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 relative of a cast member, and you cannot shop the items for anyone else.
A Disney cast member does certain 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), come from Disney properties across the country and are brought into the store when Disney deems them “obsolete.”
Did you know that Disney has a secret store for cast members and just wait till you see what’s inside!
Items range from large furniture to clothes, food and holiday decorations – basically anything you can think of that an amusement park could throw at it. New items are exchanged every week.
In another clip, the employee shares all the near-incredible items she bought at the store for just $1, including an Animal Kingdom platform bed and a dressing room lamp and mirror.
Viewers were shocked that the store existed and items were available for such low prices.
“The most magical place on Earth, actually,” 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 plentiful, being a Disney cast member isn’t always fun and games.
Earlier this week, two cast members were attacked by a drunk guest on a boat ride at Disney World’s Epcot after the rider tried to exit the ride while it was still moving.
There are currently an estimated 75,000 cast members employed by Disney.