There are big changes ahead for Casey’s Corner, presented by Coca-Cola–changes that will make stopping in for a quick bite to eat far more enjoyable, especially when it’s warm outside.
Casey’s Corner is a guest-favorite quick-service dining venue on Main Street, U.S.A., inside Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort, and guests will also find it on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Paris Resort.
Casey’s Corner: Inspired by Disney’s “Make Mine Music”
Both venues are named for the same thing: the Casey at the Bat segment in Disney’s Make Mine Music (1946).
During World War II, when the Disney studio had deep economic problems, many staff members were away at war and much of the studio’s facilities were used for war efforts, it was impossible to produce a typical full-length animated feature. Thus, the “package” features were created, which combined shorter segments into motion picture compilations. And on that note, “Make Mine Music” was developed, featuring 10 cartoon segments set to music and featuring top-name talent of the time, whom Walt referred to as “ghost stars” since they were heard but not seen.
Some of those ghost stars included the Andrews Sisters, Andy Russell, Dinah Shore, and Jerry Colonna (pictured above with Walt Disney), and a cartoon cast that included an opera-singing whale, a pair of hats that fall in love, the feuding families, the Martins and the Coys, Peter and the Wolf and Mighty Casey (at the bat). As Walt Disney described it, “When I got through, I had sort of a cartoon vaudeville show.”
Baseball, Hot Dogs, and Disney
Casey’s Corner features an American baseball theme, which includes nostalgic baseball memorabilia on the walls, ragtime music, and more, making it the perfect place at both Disney Resorts for guests to stop in and enjoy a hot dog–but with a bit of a Disney twist on it.
The venue offers traditional hot dogs, as well as “designer dogs,” that have included offerings like chili dogs, Chicago-style dogs, and BBQ pork slaw dogs. Other menu items include corn dog nuggets and ballpark nachos with chili and cheese. In early 2022, Casey’s Corner at Disneyland Paris introduced an expanded menu, but as with other Disney Parks dining venues, menus are subject to change.
Guests with special dietary restrictions and needs will find options at Casey’s Corner that are in keeping with their dietary needs and preferences. From vegetarian and vegan offerings to halal and kosher meals, guests will have no trouble finding selections free of most major allergens.
All of these things make Casey’s Corner sound like the perfect spot to stop in for a quick bite at Disneyland Paris, but at the Parisian version of the Americana-infused eatery, there’s just one problem: when it’s warm outside and the sun is beating down, guests who prefer to eat outside the venue have no shelter from the blistering sun–until now.
DLPReport has shared news about a new covered terrace coming to Disneyland Paris’s Casey’s Corner. The upgrade will help to keep guests of Casey’s cooler by giving them some relief from the sun. According to DLPReport’s post on X, formerly Twitter, plans for the upgrade also include a kiosk for meet-and-greet experiences as well:
First look at concept art for a new “Casey’s Corner” covered terrace, as part of Disneyland Paris efforts to further protect guests from the weather conditions. The project will also include a new kiosk nearby for the meet and greets:
⚠️ First look at concept art for a new “Casey’s Corner” covered terrace, as part of Disneyland Paris efforts to further protect guests from the weather conditions. The project will also include a new kiosk nearby for the meet and greets: pic.twitter.com/Ez4DDBaSuf
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) October 11, 2023
In a separate post, DLPReport included an image of the current appearance of Casey’s Corner at Disneyland Paris and compared it against the artist’s rendering of the new space.
Taking a look at the location for the future Casey’s Corner covered terrace. The structure will be built right on top of the existing space, matching the Main Street style including the popcorn lights: pic.twitter.com/N0VQZ7wUMK
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) October 12, 2023
The artist’s rendering for the new space is beautiful, and looks like the upgrade will really add to the Casey’s Corner space at Disneyland Paris. See the enlarged images below:
The announcement doesn’t include a date by which the changes will take place, but as that information becomes available, this post will be updated to include that date.