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Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Paris

Welcome to Main Street U.S.A.! Immerse yourself into the world of Disney and let the impressions of this promenade take effect on you

As soon as you enter Disneyland Park and leave the entrance area behind you, you are on the park's Main Street, which leads you directly to the magical fairy tale castle in the center of the park. At both ends of the Main Street, U.S.A. are the Town Square and the Central Plaza - two large squares that are used for various shows and events.

In this part of the park you will be transported to the 19th and 20th century of the United States. You are on the main street of a small town in the heart of the United States, to be a bit more exact, you are in the home town of Walt Disney, Marceline in Missouri, or as he remembered.
Shops, restaurants and small boutiques surround the street.
Even if this part of the park does not really need any rides, you can immerse yourself in the typical atmosphere of Disneyland. You are in a phase in which the world is changing, new developments and progress are unstoppable, motorized vehicles are replacing horse-drawn carriages, electric light will soon be available in every household and the easy wold wide communication will be possible soon with the invention of the phone. This fascinating feeling of progress spreads across the Main Street U.S.A. and sweeps everyone away.
The bouncy music which can be heard everywhere, takes you directly on a journey into a long gone era.

The history of Main Street U.S.A.
The Plaza Gardens was built on the edge of a small town in 1861 and surrounded by a small park. Over the next ten years, raillroad was extended into the city and with it the population grew.
The increasing wealth of the small town is shown especially at Plaza Gardens, which is decorated with lots of marble and golden wallpaper.

You can see this development in the large murals in the Plaza Gardens Restaurant.
In addition, the walk through the two arcades (left and right of the street) helps you immerse yourself in the great history. On the one side (Liberty Arcade) the story is about the Statue of Liberty and its journey from France to the USA. On the other side of the street (Discovery Arcade) everything revolves around the visions of the future, about technical developments and the unstoppable progress from the time as it was back then.
You can also use the arcades if the during inclimate weather if you do not want to get your feet wet while walking through this part of this park.

Main Street U.S.A. through the seasons
In tspring, Town Square and Central Plaza transforms into a sea of flowers, during Halloween season ghosts are up for mischief, and during christmas Main Street U.S.A. is absolutely magical. When the streets are lit up for Christmas and all the shop windows are beautifully decorated, when the Christmas Carolers sing Christmas carols, the large Christmas tree is lit in an magical ceremony, then you can experience a feeling of Christmas from an era gone by, a feeling that is hardly known today!

Phototour across Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland Paris

Restaurants of Main Street

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Attractions in Main Street

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Shopping-Highlights in Main Street

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Photos of the attractions along Main Street U.S.A.

Parades, fireworks and other spectacles

Once a day, Main Street U.S.A. turns into the parade route. Either in the afternoon or early evening, depending on the time of year, you will see the Cast Members putting up poles to make enough space for the big and amazing parade floats which will make their way from fantasyland, passing the beautiful castle and then go on towards the town square. If you want to watch the parade, look out for a spot at the side of the road and watch the spectacle from there, or you can reserve a table at Walt's for the time of the parade and ask specifically for a window seat.

Depending on the time of year, it can also happen that the so-called Character Train runs several times a day. On board of the little train are Mickey Mouse and some of his friends who can not wait to meet you at Central Plaza where they are ready so sign an autograph or take a souvenir photo with you.

In the long years of its history, Main Street U.S.A. has seen many parades, Disney's Once upon a Dream Parade, ImagiNations, Main Street Electrical Parade, Fantilusion and many more.
Once it gets dark, the street turns into a sea of ​​lights that is really beautiful to look at.

Advertising on Main Street

Another interesting part of Main Street U.S.A. are the advertising posters found there, which contain many hidden gags & innuendos - can you find them?

 

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