Main Street USA Introduction at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park

by josh on May 15, 2010

Main Street USA is themed to a small town at the turn of the 20th century. The train station works to block the view of what’s inside as guests pass underneath. Once through, the magnificent Cinderella Castle shines in the distance. To the right in Town Square Theater is a Magician Mickey Mouse meet and greet, and the only location where Mickey may talk to guests. It’s expected that Tinker Bell will move here in late 2014. Next door is Tony’s Town Square Restaurant themed to Lady and the Tramp. The relatively inexpensive lunch is recommended, but the pricier dinner steaks are overpriced when paying out of pocket.

On the left is package pickup and Guest Services. Inside the fire station, guests can sign up to play the interactive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game. Five playing cards per person may be picked up daily to help along the game. Next to it is Harmony Barber Shop with surprisingly reasonable prices. Stop in for a fun first haircut or some “pixie dust” for a lot less money than the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Fantasyland. Also on the left, The Emporium stretches for much of Main Street, offering just about every piece of theme park merchandise from toys and plush to Mickey Crocs.

On the right, The Chapeau offers a wide selection of hats and Main Street Confectionery is your best spot for handmade treats and cupcakes. Further up on the right is Main Street Bakery, which now hosts the park’s Starbucks. Past that is Main Street Cinema, Uptown Jewelers, and Crystal Arts, all offering upscale items like Dooney and Bourke bags and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

At the end of Main Street on the left is Casey’s Corner, serving interesting hot dog toppings like barbecue pork and coleslaw or a polish sausage with stone ground mustard and grilled onions. Best are the corn dog nuggets dipped into the gooey hot cheese sauce. Further on the left is Crystal Palace, which hosts a Winnie the Pooh and friends buffet for all three meals. On the right is Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, which is a great spot for a sundae in the afternoon. To the right of it is The Plaza Restaurant, serving the most inexpensive table service sandwich fare on property.

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Drew June 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

This is probably not top of mind for most Disney visitors, but one of the best experiences we had on our first trip to WDW was the barber shop on Main Street. We stumbled upon it entering the park and decided it would be fun for our 13 month old to have his first haircut at Disney World. The old-time decor of the barber shop was super cool and made for some great pictures. Also, the barber was extremely friendly (and patient) and made our little guy feel right at ease. When she was finished cutting his hair (good haircut by the way), she handed my son a pair of mouse ears with “first haircut” embroidered on the back. Since we didn’t price it going in, I was sure this was going to set me back an arm and a leg…I was wrong. $11 was all it cost (in 2007), and the experience was second to none.

I highly recommend this non-traditional Disney experience, especially if your trip coincides with a little one’s first haircut. We will certainly be stopping there for all three kids to get their hair cut when we go back to WDW this fall.

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