“I’m walking right down the middle of Main Street U.S.A”… If you’ve been to Disney before and were in the Magic Kingdom, at some point you heard those lyrics. I can’t read the words Main Street U.S.A. without hearing that song in my head. The style of the song is reminiscent of times gone by when ladies wore huge hats and even bigger dresses and men were dressed in dapper suits. Think Barbershop Quartet and you’d have a good image. Main Street is the link between all the transportation areas at the Magic Kingdom including the entrance and the beloved castle. As you walk along Main Street U.S.A., you will think you have stepped back in time. There is just a certain “feel” to it. Main Street U.S.A may not take up the amount of acreage that the other lands do, but without it, you would not get to the others.
Main Street U.S.A. was modeled after Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri. Walt was a great fan of trains and it is only fitting that there would be a station with a gorgeous train waiting to take you on a tour of the Magic Kingdom!
The reason I am so passionate about Walt Disney World is because of its founder. Walt Disney was a visionary. He knew what he wanted to create and set out a plan on how to do it. There are so many amazing things that you could easily overlook if you didn’t know about them. As you walk up Main Street, you will see names on the upper windows. These names pay homage to the original imagineers that helped create Walt’s dream. Or, as you are walking on Main Street, you might not know that there is special asphalt under your feet to help keep your feet from hurting. Count your steps from garbage can to garbage can, because that is what Walt Disney did. He took notice of how many steps people would take before throwing litter on the ground. So, his answer? Place garbage cans at spots right before they would do that. Those are just a few of the details that show you how savvy this man was!