I am heading to the Magic Kingdom probably on the busiest day of the year, New Years Eve. Since I am a passholder who can come back I am not planning on riding a whole lot of rides. I am planning on trading pins, playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, and catching some of the parades and street shows. One place to catch some really fantastic street shows is right after you enter the park–Main Street.
The first people you might meet are the Citizens of Main Street. You will know they are coming because they ride the trolley down Main Street. They sing, dance, and keep you entertained with the rhythm of the good ole’ days. The performance lasts anywhere from 10-20 minutes. If you are short on time this is not necessarily a must-do but it is something to put on your bucket list. I love the music so much that I ended up picking up an album that had the songs they sung on it.
Another fantastic group to catch is the Dapper Dans. They are a quartet that sings American and Disney songs. They are so good. Last time I got curious about the instrument they played so I just had to google it. According to the Disney website, they are Deagan Organ Chimes. You can read all about the chimes here. They also tell jokes.
You can also catch Mary Poppins right near Main Street at selected times. A cast member can find out when she is going to pop in next. She is always a delight to visit. Last time I asked her to say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious backwards. She did it and told me sometimes guests are able to say it backwards as well, so I am going to practice saying it backwards so next time I see her I say it to her.
So, what is your favorite thing to do on Main Street USA?
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