Monday, August 22, 2011

Good Old Fashioned Fun

Main Street, U.S.A.
Morning view from Horse Drawn Trolley
One of my favorite hang outs at the Walt Disney World resort. And, the one place that the magic always takes over.  I'll admit, I'm not one to shed a tear, but I become elated and giddy - my inner child comes to life as soon as I can see Main Street.

As you've noticed over the past few months, I've really tried to find the special Windows of Main Street, so I could decode and learn more of the park's history.  I've enjoyed learning the secrets, left for us frequent guests to find, like the party line telephones, voice lessons, and working barber shop.
My husband listening about how to find a husband!
Now that we take more time on Main Street, I've finally been able to meet many of the Citizens of Main Street.  I've talked with the Dapper Dans, and listened to them sing multiple times.  And, more excitedly, after opening up the park and welcoming guests, I finally got to meet the Mayor himself!

And, got to take pictures with/of some of his lovely citizens!

All while being entertained by the Main Street Sax Quartet (Fantasyland Quartet, among many other names)

Or, if you're lucky, you can take a ride on the Main Street vehicles:

All while making your way towards:

Ahh, I love Main Street, U.S.A.


  1. I am the same way! I just love Main Street. On one of our trips, Joey was in the driver's seat of the Main Street Fire Truck/Car and teh cast member was from a few towns south of us. We had a great time chatting with him! Main Street is definitely a place to take your time and enjoy the sights, sounds and people!

  2. Melissa_FillingOurBucketJanuary 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    I forget how great Main Street USA is, and how much there really is to see! Maybe we'll just hang around there before our 9:30 Crystal Palace ADR in November, rather than trying to rush to do rides!

  3. I am so jealous. I love Main Street in Disney World. I haven't been there in years, and it's my dream to take all of my kids there one day.

    Hopping over from the Alexa Mania hop. Sorry I'm late! :) Leaving your site a review right now.

  4. I love finding the Magic along Main Street too :) Took my first ride in one of the horse drawn carriages this past Jan. great post!

  5. Main Street does bring tears to my eyes...I always think of Walt when I walk down it. Great post!!

  6. Love all the photos. What fun! I am visiting from the Alexa hop tonight. It is nice to "meet" you. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  7. I hope you do get to see the Dapper Dans! It's funny - our past few trips we didn't make it to Magic Kingdom until the 2nd day and it never felt quite.. right until we actually entered the Magic Kingdom.. aw man, I love that place!

  8. I feel the same way about Main Street. I really don't feel like I am at WDW until that first stroll down it. I got to meet the Mayor for the first time on our last trip. Hopefully we will get to enjoy the Dapper Dans in a few weeks. :)

  9. I'm glad you liked it!! I love those details.. they've definitely changed my touring perspectives!

  10. I'd say - rush to do 1 ride (assuming park opens at 9, you can get it in at 8:45 after rope drop) and then take your time after! I still usually rush to hit up Fantasyland, then meander later in the day!

  11. I'm hopeful to ride in the fire truck next time - Noah would LOVE it! June was our first trip on a Main Street vehicle.. I've always just admired! Too much fun.

  12. I am the same way! As soon as I step foot on Main Street, I feel like a kid again. Loved this post! Especially about all the little details! My favorite one: the voice lessons lol