Disney Fan-Favorite Legacy Is Leaving EPCOT Soon

Sad news to share as we have learned a fan-favorite Walt Disney World Resort legacy has made the decision to retire from her iconic “Piano Lady” role where she deems “my beloved EPCOT.”

Credit: Carol Stein Facebook

From musicians such as Yeeha Bob Jackson at River Roost Lounge at Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside to the recently deceased Casey’s Corner Pianist Mark Anderson at Magic Kingdom Park, there are just some Cast Members that stand out above the rest. Carol Stein is exactly one of these Cast Members that easily have an impact on a vacation at Walt Disney World.

Carol Stein took to Facebook to share her goodbye message on September 23, 2022:

“So……. With emotional feelings of excitement and a timeless treasure of magical memories…. I have decided to RETIRE my full time position as a musician at Walt Disney World as of Saturday, November 5, 2022.”

“I look forward to spending more time with my amazing husband, Lee Wolfson, as we begin an exciting new phase of our lives together….. enjoying life, traveling the world …. performing concerts, composing, and many more exciting new endeavors!”

Credit: Carol Stein Facebook

Furthermore, Carol goes on to share her final performance dates in EPCOT as follows:

“Next week will be my last week at the American Adventure Rotunda as I perform on Sept. 26, 28, and 29. Beginning October 3rd I will once again be performing at the ROSE & CROWN PUB for 3 days on Oct. 3, 4, 6. Then I will be away traveling in Europe for the month of October and return to perform my LAST WEEK as a full-time musician at EPCOT on Nov 1, 2, 3 in The Rose & Crown Pub.”

Credit: Carol Stein Facebook

Carol released a message of thanks for all of those who helped her become the EPCOT legacy she is with the message:

“I want to thank so many people who have given me the opportunity to perform with the Disney company for so many decades. I am forever grateful to Chris Oyen who first brought me home from traveling around the world to perform full-time at the Comedy Warehouse at Pleasure Island. You helped me grow so much as a person and a performer. Thank you for believing in me.”

“To all my fellow cast members who are more like family… you will always be in my heart. To all the guests who I have had the pleasure of performing for and getting to know over three decades… YOU ARE TRULY THE MAGIC! You are the reason I had the opportunity to share my passion and music at Walt Disney World.”

“I have been so fortunate to perform for so many years at Pleasure Island, The Grand Floridian, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Studios, Animal Kingdom, and of course my beloved EPCOT along with countless other venues, conventions and special events! I so appreciate all the creative energy and talents of the show directors, actors, dancers, Musician‘s, Costumer‘s, technicians, custodial, ops cast members, and the many managers who I’ve had the opportunity to work with. You have all enriched my life.”

Credit: Carol Stein Facebook

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But Carol isn’t completely disappearing! She will remain a Disney Cast Member:

“I am still going to remain as a CT Cast Member at Walt Disney World – and look forward to performing as a musician for special events and many other venues for years to come. Thank you! Thank You! Thank you! My heart is filled with pixie dust and joyous tears.”

Congrats to Carol on her years of spreading joy at Disney with her talents on the piano. She will forever be the official “EPCOT Piano Lady!”

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.