MAIN STREET, USA
Walt Disney wanted to welcome everyone to the Magic Kingdom® with a stroll up a quaint turn-of-the-century city street. Main Street is pure Americana. You will immediately notice how clean the street is, not only here but throughout all of the parks. Main Street is primarily about amenities, shops, and restaurants, but there are a few other things you might want to check out here as well.
It’s nearly impossible not to gasp in awe when you first see Cinderella’s Castle from the base of Main Street. This is the main route for the daily parades, and it’s not uncommon to see old-fashioned vehicles moving along the street.
Rental lockers are available just inside the turnstiles and to your right. If you plan to do any shopping along Main Street, it’s a good idea to have a secure place to stash your treasures before venturing out into the rest of the park.
This is where you will find the Magic Kingdom®’s Guest Relations Desk. Lost parents (and children) can be reunited with their families here. There is also a Guest Service station just inside the turnstiles as you enter the park, where you can pick up maps and schedules and get any questions answered.
Main Street Chamber of Commerce
On your way out, this is where you can pick up the packages and souvenirs you acquired throughout your day. Stores throughout the Magic Kingdom® can have your purchases sent over to the Chamber of Commerce for easy pickup at the end of your day.
Town Square Theater
You can meet Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters here. Check the schedule for your favorites.
The Walt Disney World® Railroad
These classic steam locomotives and passenger cars take guests on a tour to train stations all around the park. The train will make stops at Frontierland and The New Fantasyland before returning full circle to Main Street Station.
Main Street USA Dining
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
Table service. Pastas, seafood, and salads. Themed after the Italian restaurant from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp—the meatballs here are legendary! Reservations recommended.
Table service. Sandwiches, burgers, and sundaes. Reservations recommended.
Table service. Buffet style dining with Winnie the Pooh and friends. Reservations recommended.
Magic Kingdom® Snacks
Quick service and snacks. Gourmet hot dogs, French fries, and nachos with a fun baseball theme.
Quick service and snacks. This used to be the Main Street Bakery, and still offers coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. Get your jolt of caffeine here!
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Snacks. Ice cream and other treats.
Parades and Fireworks
Magic Kingdom has some of the most beautiful parades on the planet. The Parades run a regular route that begins near Splash Mountain in Frontierland, through Liberty Square into the Castle's central hub, circling down Main Street USA around the flag plaza near the Train Station and finally out of sight near the Main Street Fire House. Main Street is the most popular spot to catch the parades but good viewing spots can often be claimed in Frontierland and Liberty Square.
Where's the best place to watch the nightly fireworks and castle shows? Without a doubt your want to be somewhere halfway up Main Street USA towards the Castle and as centered as possible with the Castle all the way up to the central hub. Literally anywhere on the map above where you have an unobstructed view of the Castle is prime viewing for fireworks. You might want to be a little closer to the Castle to enjoy the Castle stage shows and light shows that proceed the fireworks.
You can see the fireworks for virtually everywhere in the park. But best viewing is definitely somewhere in front of the Castle!