Welcome to Main Street, U.S.A.!
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! As you make your way through the entrance, having arrived at the happiest place on earth, you’ll enter Main Street, U.S.A. Take notice of the Sharing the Magic statue depicting Roy O. Disney and Minnie Mouse sitting on a park bench, an iconic site for portraits in the Magic Kingdom. You also won’t be able to miss the sight and sound of the Main Street, USA train station. Main Street, U.S.A. is the first themed land inside the Magic Kingdom.
Mains Street, U.S.A. has been a part of the Magic Kingdom since it’s opening day; October 1, 1971. The four main corners of the thoroughfare are decorated and styled differently, depicting the early 1900’s small-town America. Main Street, U.S.A. is based on of Walt Disney’s own childhood hometown and the animated Disney movie, Lady and the Tramp.
Strolling down Main Street,U.S.A, you’ll pass shops and restaurants. The vehicles of Main Street,U.S.A will also be cruising about. The buildings are three stories tall, with the second story being smaller than the first and third being smaller than the second. This practice, called forced perspective, make the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A, seem bigger than they truly are. Be sure to read the windows. They’re decorated with store names and names of individuals with important historical connections to Walt Disney and Walt Disney World. As you near the end of Main Street, U.S.A you’ll run into the Hub and be able to view Cinderella’s Castle in all her glory! Main Street, U.S.A offers a variety of entertaining acts, too. The Dapper Dans, a barbershop quartet, can be heard singing in joyous harmony. Characters are in place for meet and greets, and the most famous mouse will be waiting for you inside Town Square Theater.
*original content by Stephanie T.