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Everything you can do on Main Street in Disney World

Everything you can do on Main Street in Disney World

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There is really so much more to Main Street than meeting Mickey Mouse and shopping. This deep dive will take take a look at EVERYTHING you can do on Main Street!

Main Street, U.S.A.

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The first land you enter after making your way to the Magic Kingdom is Main Street, U.S.A. Themed after turn-of-the-century Marceline, Missouri, Main Street is a love letter to Walt Disney’s hometown. Ice cream parlors, horse-drawn trolleys, and even a working barber shop allow us to live in the nostalgic past of days long gone while mind-blowing projection mappings, upscale jewelry, and incredible photo technology point us to the future.

There is so much to do on Main Street. Unfortunately, many people rush right by in the morning on the way to rope drop headliner attractions. Then, at night they are too tired from a full day to really stop and enjoy all it has to offer. There is really so much to do in this small area that I really believe you could spend most of the day here to soak it all in.

It runs from the train station all the way down to Cinderella Castle.

Let’s take a look at everything Main Street has to offer. From attractions to food to entertainment, there is a lot more than what appears on the surface! Each section has a brief summary with accompanying links where appropriate.


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Walt Disney World Railroad: Guests listen to the clamor of the engine, the chug of the wheels and the call of the whistle as they travel aboard the Walt Disney World Railroad. Walt loved trains, and there are railroads at almost ever Disney theme park around the world. One of the three stations is located on Main Street.

Main Street Vehicles: The Main Street vehicles provide guests with a choice of a horse-drawn trolley, omnibus, jitney, or fire engine for a ride down Main Street. They are available for only a short time each day, typically from opening to 10:30 am. Ride up and down Main Street and enjoy waving to passerby’s long the way!


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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant: Themed after the movie Lady and the Tramp, Tony’s serves classic Italian dishes like spaghetti, fettuccine Alfredo, and tiramisu. When you first enter Magic Kingdom, Tony’s Town Square is on your right. The restaurant is located right next to the Town Square Theater where you can meet Mickey Mouse. See a review of Tony’s HERE.

Main Street Confectionery: The Main Street Confectionary is a shop on Main Street, U.S.A. that sells all kinds of delicious treats sure to satisfy that sweet tooth. Picture an old fashioned candy shop selling everything your sugar loving heart could possibly desire! Also, it recently underwent refurbishment to include a diverse back story. Be sure to read all about that HERE.

Main Street Bakery: Main Street Bakery is essentially Starbucks. You will find Starbucks drink creations and food items here. The line can get quite long in the morning, so I prefer to head there in the afternoon instead.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor: If you want a delightful ice cream sundae or cone, head to Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. It is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor like you would expect.

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The Plaza Restaurant: Located at the end of Main Street, The Plaza Restaurant offers beautiful views of Cinderella Castle in a turn-of-the century atmosphere.The food is considered fast-casual and has many simple favorites that Guests can enjoy. I love sitting close to the windows – the views of the Castle are incredible!

Casey’s Corner: You will find Casey’s Corner right at the northwest corner, right before you reach the Cinderella Castle hub area. This old fashioned restaurant pays homage to the American national pastime: baseball! Enjoy hot dogs, corn dogs, fries, and more as you take in the views of the park. Read more about Casey’s Corner HERE.

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The Crystal Palace: The Crystal Palace features a buffet in a lovely setting. The theming is Victorian greenhouses from the late 1800s and is light and airy inside. It features the only character dining on Main Street. Additionally, you can meet your favorite friends from the Hundred Acre Woods.

Various carts: In the hub area, you will find popcorn and ice cream carts.


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Mickey Mouse: Meet Magician Mickey Mouse in Town Square Theater. You can use Genie+ to meet him! PhotoPass is available here.

Snow White: Snow White meets on the little porch next to Town Square Theater. Her set times and more tips can be found on Character Locator.


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Curtain Call Collectibles and Box Office Gifts: These two shops are located in Town Square Theater and sell apparel, accessories, art and collectibles, Mickey ears, toys, and more. Box Office Gifts is also home to Disney’s PhotoPass service in the Magic Kingdom.

Harmony Barber Shop (technically listed as a shop): This barber shop provides hair cuts for children and adults alike in an old-time atmosphere. You can book your reservations 60 days in advance online. Reservations are highly recommended. This is such a great experience for first haircuts – you receive a certificate and a Mickey hat!

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Emporium and Disney Clothiers: The Emporium is the largest gift and souvenir shop in Magic Kingdom park and sells apparel, plush toys, pins, candy, home goods, and just about anything else you can think of! Next, Disney Clothiers is connected to Emporium and is home to even more Disney apparel. You will find Spirit Jerseys, t-shirts, and kid clothing.

Main Street Cinema and Uptown Jewelers: At Main Street Cinema, shop for keepsakes, accessories, art, and other products. Uptown Jewelers sells Disney Parks Collection PANDORA charms, designer-brand handbags, watches, and Disney figurines.

Crystal Arts: Add some sparkle to your visit on Main Street! Artisans create glittering hand-blown glasses figurines and handmade glassware.

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Silhouette Portraits: The Silhouette Portraits cart is located on Main Street between Uptown Jewelers and Crystal Arts. A talented artist hand cuts old-fashioned silhouette portraits in just a few minutes. This is such a neat experience, and I recommend everyone get it done at least once!


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Flag Retreat: Witness a beautiful tribute to our flag and those that protect it every day at 5:00 pm. This daily tradition involves music and the presentation of the flag to a service member/veteran who parades the flag down Main Street.

Festival of Fantasy Parade: This (usually twice daily) parade is a tribute to the fun Fantasy films of Disney. On Main Street, the parade can be seen around the hub, down Main Street, and around Town Square. You can also use Genie+ for a dedicated viewing spot.

Main Street Philharmonic: The Main St. Philharmonic is a John Phillip Suza Marching Band that plays a mixture of turn of the century songs and Disney classics. Find their full schedule on Character Locator.

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The Dapper Dans: The Dappers are a classic Barbershop Quartet that performs regularly on Main Street and and in Town Square. They sing classic turn of the century songs and might even mix in some Disney classics.

Casey’s Corner Pianist: Right outside Casey’s Corner, hear a pianist play turn-of-the-century songs as well as Disney medleys.

Let the Magic Begin: This quick 5-minute stage show officially opens Magic Kingdom for the day with a cast of characters, music, and dancing.

Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire: This show also takes place on the Cinderella Castle stage. It lasts 25 minutes and takes place throughout the morning and afternoon each day. Mickey and his friends offer Guests a joyous renaissance-style “faire” featuring Tiana and Naveen, Rapunzel and Flynn, and Frozen characters.

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Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade: Cavalcades are shorter parades. This one features the most Disney characters of any cavalcade, including: Zootopia, Jungle Book, Three Caballeros, Miguel, Merida, Moana, Incredibles, Toy Story, and more. It runs a couple times a day.

Happily Ever After: End your day with everyone’s favorite nighttime spectacular. The show features projection mapping on the castle and down Main Street, fireworks, and our favorite Disney characters and songs. This show is not to be missed! Be sure to find a spot early!


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Roy O. Disney and Minnie Mouse “Sharing the Magic” Statue: This spot is located in Town Square by the flagpole. Grab a photo on the bench with Roy and Minnie with all of Main Street in the background.

Various Main Street opportunities in front of Cinderella Castle: All up and down Main Street, you can find Photographers. It is incredibly congested, so I prefer to get those photos later in the evening before the park closes.

East and West Plaza Garden: Find PhotoPass photographers on each side of the plaza garden in the hub. These spots are usually less crowded, but Cinderella Castle will be angled a bit differently.

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Super Zoom Magic Shot: These super cool Magic Shots can be found in each park. At Magic Kingdom, get a photo of you in the hub area with Cinderella Castle. Head to the head lawn in front of The Plaza Restaurant.

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse “Partners” Statue: Every trip to Magic Kingdom should include a photo in front of the famous Partners Statue! It is pretty busy here all day long so expect some background noise.

Tours and Other Experiences

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Keys to the Kingdom Tour: Check in for the tour takes place at Town Square Theater. Then, your guide will take you around Town Square and down Main Street for the first portion of the tour before heading to other parts of the park.

Coin Press Machines: Pressed pennies cost 50 cents plus the penny. Pressed quarters cost 75 cents plus the quarter. You can find them at Disney Clothiers, Emporium, Main Street Firehouse, Railroad station, the news stand, and Tony’s Town Square Restaurant.

Guest Relations: You can find Guest Relations in City Hall in Town Square. Also, towards the main entrance of the park you will find ECV and wheelchair rentals, stroller rentals, and more. Be sure to find the mailboxes underneath the train station and by City Hall if you want to a mail a letter from Disney!

Whew! Thanks for following along on this tour of Main Street! Share your favorite thing to do on Main Street in the comments below. Also, feel free to pass this post along to someone who would love to read all about Main Street!

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