• Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Main Street’s Carnation Cafe

    “Dine on classic American comfort food, including some of Walt’s favorite dishes, at this Main Street, U.S.A. institution.” The Carnation Cafe is one of those hidden dining gems in the park that many just walk by on their way into Disneyland. Where the outdoor seating exists today was formerly the “Flower Market”, where guests could […]

  • Disneyland
    History: Italian Racing Car Visits Disneyland

    A Italian made 1956 C4 Abarth 207A by Boano racing car makes an appearance on Main Street U.S.A. – 1958. Dr. Karl Brigandi purchased this Abarth (214c) late in 1956 and he and his daughter Carmela (Martin) raced it at least 20 times from late 1956 into 1958.  Note the Womens’ Sports Car Club logo on the […]

  • Disneyland
    DbM Details: Main Street Hitching Posts

    The hitching posts on Main Street U.S.A. have been icons since Disneyland’s first year. These cast iron pillars have graced Main Street’s turn of the century theme, reminding guests that horses were an important part of our American heritage. Originally they all has stainless steel bit reins, but some have been removed due to wear […]

  • Magic Kingdom
    Ron Miller’s Two Main Street Windows

    Here is a bit of trivia. Did you know that Ron Miller has his name on two different windows on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom? And they are on the same side of the street! If you didn’t know, Ron worked his way up through the company, eventually becoming president of Walt Disney Productions, and […]

  • Cast Members
    The Old and the New

    Magic Kingdom, April 2012. This shot just happened to capture two people in two different worlds. One old and one new. One high-tech and one low-tech. We have a sketch and silhouette artist with no customers gazing at his watch. Then we have a boy completely engaged in playing “Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.” Only feet apart, they […]

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    Mickey Mouse Now Talks to Park Guests

    Its been more than two years since Mickey Mouse first talked to attendees at 2011 D23. Now the Magic Kingdom has revealed “Talking Mickey” to park guests at the Town Square Theater meet-and-greet on Main Street. Here is the original “Talking Mickey” at 2011 D23. Unfortunately it was very loud at the show so many […]

  • ABC
    Scuttlebutt – Another Tunnel in the Magic Kingdom?

    The Magic Kingdom will soon begin work on a new permanent Main Street U.S.A bypass that will provide an alternative exit to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. During parades and firework shows, guests are currently directed to exit the park behind the buildings on the east side of Main Street. The new Main […]

  • Consumer Products
    The Magic Kingdom’s “Saw of Destiny”

    Did you know there is a little merchandise store on Main Street that is themed as if it were a vaudeville magicians storeroom? It is full of props used to perform on-stage magic tricks. One of them is “The Saw of Destiny.” This is a real prop used for the famous trick of sawing a beautiful […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Disney Dining: Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

    Who has the best Italian food in the Magic Kingdom? Tony, that’s who! If you remember, Tony’s was the favorite dining spot of Lady and the Tramp, and I can see why. Located in Town Square, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant serves up a full Italian menu that includes Cannelloni, Eggplant Catasta, and Joe’s Artisanal Pizza […]

  • Park & Resort Food News
    Disney Foodie Quiz

    OK, all you Disney Foodies, here is a quiz just for you! Where could you find these incredibly LARGE Turkey and Swiss Sandwiches? Here is your only hint… They were found at one of the Disney Theme Parks eateries. This photo was taken 10-5-12. Do your answer below. Good Luck! UPDATE 1-13-13: These sandwiches could […]