We have discussed a lot of the magical feelings you have in Disney Parks as you venture around. There is one other walk in the park, the long slow walk down Main Street USA to leave the park. You are no longer looking forward to the vacation that lays in front of you, you are looking back at the vacation that is ending with each step you take. There is no iconic castle beckoning you further you as you walk to the monorail, boat, or parking lot that will be taking you back to the real world. You trudge past the patrons on your left, with their smiling faces, as their adventure just begins. Disney is all too aware of the hill of sadness you are ascending and they “kindly” placed an entire street side of shops.
In our previous post on the right hand or eastern side of Main Street USA the park designers realized that the patrons walk the way the drive, on the right-hand side of the street. So, on your way in you have all the food shops and on your way out are most all of the souvenir shops positioned conveniently as everyone begins to buy insane of amounts of merchandise in desperate attempt to capture or maintain the Disney magic as they envision their long trip back to reality.
The western side of the street is home to Casey’s Corner and its hot dogs and other than that it is mostly one large store that is connected behind the façade of many smaller stores.
If you missed it be sure to check out our previous posts on our Cinderella’s Castle, Main Street Train Station, & Main Street Town Square (with the Fire Station, City Hall, Chamber of Commerce, Fire station, & Flag Pole) in our miniature Magic Kingdom designed and built from scratch in Lego micro scale. Most recently we shared with you the right side of Main Street USA. Below we have our left side of the street. The two halves are made to connect together via a blacktop main street that leads and connects to both the square and the castle.
We tried to be as accurate as you can in the micro scale. We added trees, street lamps, a clock down to every column, arch, and accurate colors.
Until next time…
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