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 Fantasyland.

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.

The circular area around the Central Plaza is a paved, landscaped FastPass+ viewing area for the large crowds that watch the evening parades and fireworks. And to disperse very heavy crowds, the areas behind the shops on either side of Main Street can become pedestrian walkways for guests to exit and enter the park during those parades and fireworks. The most frequently used arcade runs from just past Tony’s Town Square Restaurant to the Tomorrowland side of The Plaza

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.")