When you enter the Magic Kingdom you come into Town Square which leads onto Main Street USA. This is an old style street, lined with shops and food-eries that leads you down and into the ‘hub’ of the Magic Kingdom, from where you can enter 4 of the parks lands. Main Street is an experience in itself, equally as enjoyable as the rides and shows around the parks, with a friendly, buzzing atmosphere. There is really something special to that moment when you stand and look down Main Street and see Cinderella Castle waiting for you at the end of it.
Key things you want to look out for on Main Street are:
The Emporium – taking up the majority of the shops on the left-hand side (as you face the castle), this is Magic Kingdom’s largest store, selling gifts and merchandise.
Meet n Greets with Mickey and Tinkerbell, in Town Square Theater – the building on the right-hand side as you enter.
Plaza Ice Cream Parlour – on the right, towards Cinderella Castle end of Main Street, selling hand scooped ice creams and sundaes.
Main Street Bakery – now home to Starbucks – so you can get your fix before you take on the park and the day. Be warned, it does get busy.
The Main Street performances – through out the day there will be mini performances along Main Street, from a barber shop quartet to a mini show, these are a great ‘extra’ to Magic Kingdom.
Harmony Barber Shop – there’s a barbers in Magic Kingdom and it’s become a tradition for many to have their kid’s first haircut there, where they are awarded with a special set of mouse ears and a certificate. It takes appointments, so consider booking in advance if you fancy trying it out – it is regularly fully booked on the day.
Walt Disney Rail Road – the first of the stations is located in Town Square, and its a nice way to get to Frontierland or Storybook Circus in Fantasyland.