You begin and end your Magic Kingdom visit on Main Street, which may open 30 minutes before and closes 30 minutes–1 hour after the rest of the park. The Walt Disney World Railroad stops at the Main Street Station; board here for a grand tour of the park or a ride to Frontierland or the forthcoming Storybook Circus Station.

Main Street is a Disneyfied turn-of-the-20th-century small-town American thoroughfare. Its buildings are real, not elaborate props. Attention to detail is exceptional: Furnishings and fixtures are true to the period. Along the street are shops, character-greeting venues, eating places, City Hall, and a fire station. Occasionally, horse-drawn trolleys, fire engines, and horseless carriages transport visitors along Main Street to the Central Plaza.

Two recently completed construction projects should help Main Street better handle large crowds. First, the huge circular area around the Central Plaza has been paved over and rebuilt into a FastPass+ viewing area for the Magic Kingdom’s parades and fireworks.

Second, the areas behind the shops on either side of Main Street have been repurposed as pedestrian walkways for use during parades and fireworks during peak times, allowing guests to exit and enter the park from either side of Main Street when it would be otherwise impassable. One arcade, the one most frequently used, runs from just past Tony’s Town Square Restaurant to the Tomorrowland side of The Plaza Restaurant; the other runs from near the First Aid Center next to The Crystal Palace to the Fire Station near City Hall on Main Street.

Main Street Services

Most park services are centered on Main Street, including:

Related Blogs on Main Street, U.S.A.:
The Disney's in the Details: Main Street, U.S.A.
A Disney Bucket List (featuring "Ride a Trolley on Main Street, U.S.A.")