Main Street U.S.A., it’s the happiest start you can ask for to your day at Walt Disney World ® and yet many times guests snap a quick picture in front of Cinderella Castle and head straight to Magic Kingdom’s many rides, shows and attractions without giving Main Street U.S.A. another glimpse. But you should give this street a little more of your time. Main Street U.S.A. has plenty of unique things to see and do and it’s unlike any place you’ve ever been before, evening Walt Disney World ®!
Upon entering Magic Kingdom®, you’ll emerge from a tunnel and suddenly be in the turn of the century American Street Main Street U.S.A. And what a sight it is! This bustling street is home to everything you’d expect to see in a 1950’s town center. The first thing you’ll come across as you step onto Main Street U.S.A. is a City Hall and Fire Station. Located next to the Fire Station is a real working hair salon, The Harmony Barber Shop where haircuts and beard/moustache trims are offered as is a Baby’s First Haircut complete with surprises including bubbles, Mickey Mouse stickers, an extra-special “My 1st Haircut” set of Mouse Ears, “pixie dust” and a certificate!
The Fire Station is also home to the popular interactive game Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom ®. It’s there that apprentice sorcerers will collect a map and a packet of spell cards before beginning a quest through Magic Kingdom ® as an apprentice to Merlin the Wizard.
After securing your spell cards head to Town Square Theater and let your little ones meet their favorite Disney ® mouse and princesses at special meet-and-greets. The Mickey Mouse meet-and-greet gives guests the opportunity to meet and snap photos with Mickey Mouse before they get ready for a magic show while the Disney Princess meet-and-greet lets you meet one of three princesses in a rotating lineup that includes Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Rapunzel and others. Or in the middle of town square, meet other character favorites like Pluto always ready for a photo and available to sign your autograph book.
A simple walk down Main Street U.S.A. will also bring plenty of magical fun you aren’t expecting like caricatures or silhouette drawings, a performance by the Dapper Dans Barber Shop Quartet, a greeting by the Mayor of Main Street U.S.A., and you can even explore the street by one of it’s many modes of transportations including a horse drawn trolley, fire engine, omnibus, jitney or horseless carriage!
Hungry guests will be able to quell their rumbling tummies at several sweet and savory restaurants and shops including The Main Street Confectionary, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, Casey’s Corner and this summer guests can wake up with a new Starbucks where Main Street Bakery used to be!
By day, you’ll feel the energy of a very musical parade; kids will dance with their favorite Disney characters. At night, as you walk back through Main Street U.S.A. make sure you make one more stop on the famous street for the popular Main Street Electrical Parade. A fan favorite, the parade combines popular Disney ® characters with incredible lighting effects and awesome technology for the perfect ending to a perfect day. Plus, the fireworks look amazing from Main Street U.S.A. And if you plan on leaving after the fireworks, it’s the best spot to be to get to the transportation first.
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