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October 11, 2013

Location: Main Street, USA, Magic Kingdom

One of the most popular segments from the 1946 Disney package film, Make Mine Music, focused around the popular poem, Casey at the Bat! While the film is often forgotten by most people today, the segment has a very large presence in the Magic Kingdom in the form of Casey's Corner.

While the restaurant originally opened up as Coke Corner, it was eventually rethemed with the baseball theme we all know and love today. While there are several fun finds found throughout the ordering and dining area, today we will be taking a look at the sign out front:

Casey's Corner

While the sign seems fairly insignificant, the item that most people overlook is the baseball in the center of the C. Here we can find the year Casey's Corner opened, 1988. While the majority of the buildings found on Main Street, USA feature years from the late 1800s and early 1900s, the 1888 represents something special.

While most Disney fans know Casey at the Bat from Make Mine Music, we must remember that it was based off of the popular poem by the same name. So why 1888? That was the year Ernest Thayer released Casey at the Bat in The San Francisco Examiner!

 

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