Main Street U.S.A. at Walt Disney World 101

Main Street U.S.A in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the first area of the park you encounter as you enter. The street is inspired by Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline Missouri, and Imagineer Harper Goff’s hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado. Disney designed Main Street to embody an imaginary American town in the early 20th century, with inspiration from various regions of the country.

Main Street U.S.A. begins just after guests enter the train station at Town Square and stretches to the hub in front of Cinderella Castle. The street serves as a welcome to park guests, easing them into the fanciful and imaginative lands beyond. Here guests can enjoy the quaint and charming turn-of-the-century architecture as well as a selection of shopping and dining locations.

Restaurants with (DDP) accept some Disney Dining Plans. Character Meets with (FP) accept FastPass reservations.

Attractions

  • Main Street Vehicles: Guests arriving at the Magic Kingdom in the morning have the opportunity to take a one-way ride down Main Street in a vintage horse-drawn trolley, omnibus, jitney or fire engine.
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: Screen-based interactive card game that takes guests on a mission to defeat a Disney Villain. Cards and maps can be purchased at the Fire House in Town Square.
  • Walt Disney World Railroad: Celebrate Walt Disney’s life-long passion for the railroad with a tour around the Magic Kingdom on this vintage train. Makes stops in Fantasyland and Frontierland as well.

Entertainment

  • Casey’s Corner Pianist: Enjoy a live outdoor ragtime piano performance right next to the outdoor seating area for Casey’s Corner. Requests are welcome!
  • The Dapper Dans: One of the park’s most beloved diversions, The Dapper Dans serenade guests with classic barbershop quartet arrangements and Disney tunes.
  • Citizens of Main Street: Guests can interact with comical and colorful townspeople from Main Street U.S.A. as they go about their daily lives and spend time meeting with visitors
  • Let the Magic Begin: This is the park’s opening welcome show at Cinderella Castle. Just before opening, guests are greeted by Mickey and friends as they officially welcome guests to “the most magical place on earth”
  • Main Street Trolley Show: Song and dance performance by some of Main Street’s citizens, presented from a classic trolley car.
  • Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire: This performance at Cinderella Castle is a magical, musical extravaganza featuring lively dancing, special effects, royal characters and music from Disney films.
  • Happily Ever After: Guests can enjoy the park’s nightly fireworks show on Cinderella Castle, featuring projection mapping effects, Disney songs, and dazzling fireworks.

Character Meets

  • Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater (FP): Guests can go backstage and meet with the main mouse for photos, autographs, and hugs in his magician outfit.
  • Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater (FP): Shrink down to miniature size and enter Pixie Hollow to meet with the mischevious pixie from Peter Pan.
Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Dining

  • Casey’s Corner (DDP): This baseball-themed Quick Service location serves classic American hotdogs and corndogs, french fries, and lemonade slushies. Indoor and outdoor seating.
  • The Crystal Palace (DDP): Guests can dine with favorite characters Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood at this Table Service buffet location. The restaurant is inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s and features a beautiful open dining room. Advanced reservations are recommended.
  • Main Street Bakery (DDP): This is the park’s Starbucks location serving the full menu of items that you’d find at your local spot.
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor: Classic ice-cream parlor serving hand-scooped ice cream, sundaes, and floats. Fat- and sugar-free options are also available.
  • The Plaza Restaurant (DDP): Guests can enjoy casual eats like sandwiches, burgers, and salads in an atmosphere of turn-of-the-century elegance at this Table Service spot at the end of Main Street.
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant (DDP): This Table Service location serves classic Italian dishes like pasta, pizza, seafood and more. This spot is themed after the restaurant from the iconic spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp.

Shopping

  • Harmony Barber Shop: Classic barbershop offering haircuts for children and adults. The big draw here is the “My First Haircut” package that comes with commemorative Mickey ears, certificate, and keepsake lock of hair.
  • Box Office Gifts: This small shop is located in the same building as the meet for Mickey and Tinkerbell and sells a small selection of souvenirs.
  • The Chapeau: This shop is the first and most popular place to get Mickey ears in the park. A selection of other hats is available as well.
  • Crystal Arts: Here guests can purchase Disney art and collectibles including crystal figures.
  • Curtain Call Collectibles: This shop serves as the exit area for the Mickey and Tinkerbell meets and sells souvenirs like apparel, MagicBands, toys, and pins.
  • Disney Clothiers: The perfect spot on Main Street for apparel and accessories.
  • Emporium: The largest gift and souvenir shop in Magic Kingdom park, the Emporium stretches the entire length of Main Street. Guests can purchase apparel, plush toys, pins, candy and more.
  • Main Street Confectionery: Get your sugar rush inside this old-fashioned candy shop, selling character-inspired candy apples and Mickey krispie treats as well as an assortment of candy.
  • Uptown Jewelers: This store sells the Disney Parks Collection by PANDORA as well as handbags, watches, Disney figurines and artist sketches. This spot also features The Art of Disney on Demand.

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