Wordless Wednesday: The Details of Main Street, U.S.A.

Wordless Wednesday: Disney Details

The amount of detail imagineers have put in to creating the magic of the Disney parks is one of the main reasons why I love Disney so much. They literally think of everything! Right when you step onto Main Street, U.S.A, you are surrounded by all sorts of tiny details – many of which you might not even notice at first.

Main Street at the Magic Kingdom style parks is designed based on the movies. When you pass through the Train Station at Walt Disney World, you can see the “coming attractions” as you walk past posters for various attractions found in the park. Once you make it to Main Street, you will often find snack carts serving various snacks including popcorn – much like you would find at the concession stand of a movie theater.

If you look down as you stroll along Main Street, U.S.A, you may notice the pavement is an unusual color. The red pavement serves as the red carpet which you would find at a movie premiere. Of course, no red carpet event would be complete without the film’s stars

Be sure to take a look at the many windows along Main Street. These windows actually serve as the credits. The names featured on the windows are in tribute to important people in the Disney company. In fact, having a window on Main Street is one of the highest honors at The Walt Disney Company. Among those honored with a window include quite a few imagineers, The Sherman Brothers, members of the Disney family, Roy Disney, and Walt Disney.

Each window is themed to the honoree’s specific interests and talents. As you can see in the above photo of Walt’s window, his window plays on his great interest in trains, as well as, his spectacular ability to turn his dreams into reality.

Have you noticed any of the windows on Main Street? Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!

Thanks to Deb at Focused On The Magic for hosting the Wordless Wednesday blog hop! Hop on over to her site to check out some other great Disney details!

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Kimberly's love of Disney began at an early age and grew even more when her family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station. She grew up visiting the parks every one to two years and is fascinated by Disney history and trivia. Whether at the parks or at home, Kimberly is constantly looking for hidden Mickeys. She enjoys sharing tips and helping others plan their Disney vacations. In addition to Frontierland Station, she can also be found writing for Park World Travel and selecting music for Park World Radio.

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  • I always love to explore these windows – so much history. Thanks for sharing!

    • Me too! They’re so interesting to look at and very creative!

  • DisneyMomma

    Great thinking for a post on Disney’s details! Main Street USA is so full of details. I’ve never thought of the likenesses to going to a movie premier. Neat!

    • I can’t remember for sure, but I believe that idea actually came from Walt himself. It started with Disneyland and has been carried out at every Magic Kingdom style park since.

  • Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama)

    I love to check out the windows on Main Street. They complete the magic for me <3

    • I agree! It’s so neat to see the names of some of the people who helped create such a magical place!

  • I love looking up at the windows on Main Street. They add another great detail to the Disney magic and such a wonderful way to pay tribute to the Imagineers behind them!

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