Magic Kingdom - Main Street U.S.A.
Main Street U.S.A. Overview
Guests entering the Magic Kingdom emerge from the tunnel under the Walt Disney World Railroad and step into the turn of the century American Main Street U.S.A. You'll first enter the Town Square complete with a City Hall (Guest Services) and Fire Station.Next to the Fire Station you'll find "The Harmony Barber Shop" . This is a real working hair salon where haircuts and beard/moustache trims are offered. You can also get "Baby's First Haircut" with a certificate to remember this 'Magical Moment.'
Travel along Main Street in a Disney horse drawn trolley, fire engine, omnibus, jitney or horseless carriage. Along the way you'll pass such hometown staples as the Main Street Bakery and Main Street Cinema. The windows above the shops include the names of Disney executives, contributing artists and family members.
As you pass under the Main Street Walt Disney World Railroad station, you'll find the "Theater" on your right. (This was originally the Town Square Exposition Hall). The Town Square Theater offers a few different things for guests. Probably the most popular is the meet and greet area for Mickey Mouse. Read about this experience here. Tinker Bell's Magical Nook is also open here for guests to meet Tinker Bell.
The Theater is also the home to the Camera Center. This is a terrific
spot to get any camera supplies that you may need (Did your camera run out of batteries after you'd waited in line for that treasured character photo?). PhotoPass headquarters are located here as well. You can view your PhotoPass pictures, order prints or CDs, and ask any questions that you may have about this service. Finally, for pin collectors, there's a select assortment
of pins found here. You'll also find a variety of picture
frames available for purchase, as well as a limited selection
Throughout the day you'll find some interesting characters on Main Street. You may meet the Mayor of Main Street USA or hear the Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet performing. If you see the Dapper Dans with their trademark straw hats, striped vests, bowties, spats and taps, take the time to listen to their four part harmony for a bit. You'll be glad you did!
In the Fire Station, guests can take part in an interactive game called "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom." Pick up a map and a packet of spell cards, then head out on a quest to become an apprentice of the wizard Merlin as you battle the evil Hades as he tries to take over the Magic Kingdom.
The street ends at the Plaza, or hub of the Magic
Kingdom, with the breathtaking Cinderella Castle. At the
Main Street train station for the Walt Disney World Railroad,
guests board one of the four steam powered trains for
a 1 ½ mile trek around the Magic Kingdom. The trains,
"Lily Belle", "Roy O. Disney", "Walter
E. Disney" and the "Roger E. Broggie",
are authentic steam engines found by Disney in Mexico,
and brought to the U.S. where they were completely overhauled.
The 20-minute journey is a slow, but relaxing way to enjoy the park.
Hungry guests will find a number of choices along and close to Main Street. The sit down restaurants in this area are the Crystal Palace (Character buffet), Tony's Town Square (Italian) and the Plaza Restaurant (sandwiches and burgers).
Every imaginable souvenir can be found in shops like The Chapeau (for monogrammed Mickey ears), Crystal Arts, Main Street Gallery, Kodak Camera Center, Newsstand, Uptown Jewelers, Main Street Cinema, Disney Clothiers, Main Street Athletic Club and the Emporium.