Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom
By James | Last updated August 18, 2023
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At the entrance to the Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom, there is a Stroller Shop on the right where you can rent single or double strollers (pushchairs/buggies), wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles.
At the far end of Main Street USA is Cinderella’s Castle. From here
you can access the other ‘lands’ in the Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom
You actually enter the Magic Kingdom by walking underneath the Main Street Railroad Station. Here you will find lockers where for a small fee you can leave heavy bags or valuables etc. to save carrying them around with you all day.
Main Street Station
The Magic Kingdom narrow gauge steam railroad runs in a clockwise direction for about one and a half miles around the outskirts of the Magic Kingdom and is a pleasant diversion from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park. There are three stations – Main Street Station, Frontierland, and Mickey’s Toontown Fair and a complete circuit takes around 21 minutes.
You can board or exit the train at any of the stations so if you are feeling a bit weary, it is an ideal way to get from one side of the park to the other. If all four engines are running then you can expect a train about every 5 to 10 minutes. Note that you cannot take Disney strollers or electric convenience vehicles onto the train; if you can fold up your own stroller you can take in on board. If you have a Disney stroller, make sure you keep your name card and get a new one when you get off.
Main Street Town Square
As you enter the Town Square on Main Street USA you will see the fairy tale Cinderella’s Castle ahead of you in the distance. To your left are the City Hall, Fire Engine Station House No. 71 and the Harmony Barbers Shop where you can actually get a haircut. To your right is the Town Square Exposition Hall and Tony’s Town Square Restaurant.
At the City Hall you can pick up a map, check the Guest Information Board to get information on show times, which rides are running with current waiting times to help you plan your day and make any restaurant reservations.
Town Square Exposition Hall
The Town Square Exposition Hall is a photographic centre where you can buy film and get your own films processed. You may also get to meet Disney characters on the veranda.
Main Street Shops
On both sides of Main Street USA are a number of shops including the Emporium and Disney Clothiers selling a large range of Disney merchandise, a cinema and food outlets. For a bit of nostalgia, consider taking a ride down Main Street on a horse-drawn trolley, an omnibus or fire engine. Watch out for the tram rails in the street, it is easy to get your stroller caught in one of them!
At the top of Main Street you will see the Crystal Palace Restaurant to your left and the Plaza Restaurant to your right.
Remember that the main parades goes the full length of Main Street but because Main Street is the only entrance and exit to the park it can get very busy at parade times.
Eating in Main Street USA
There are a number of restaurants in Main Street, mostly table service.
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant serves Italian style lunches and dinners. Table service, no reservations.
The Crystal Palace serves American buffet style character breakfasts, lunches and dinners. This is an ideal place to meet some of your favourite Disney characters. Table service, reservations.
The Plaza Restaurant serves American style lunches and dinners including burgers, soup and sandwiches plus delicious ice cream desserts. Table service, reservations.
Casey’s Corner is a quick service lunch and dinner restaurant serving take-out food like hot dogs and fries.
There is also the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and Main Street Confectionary.