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    Main St Changes over the years

    I fondly remember visiting the House of Magic on Main St, or spending time in the Arcade as a child.

    Does anyone know where I can find any sort of timeline as to the changes that Main St USA has gone through over the years? Thinking about those places has me curious.

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    Most of the changes on Main Street occurred during the mid - late 90's.

    The Penny Arcade was my favorite thing on Main St. I loved all the old arcade games, but my favorite was the huge One Man Band that was on the left when you first walked in. I played that thing every time I went to the Magic Kingdom - quite a few Quarters were spent on that machine! The arcade closed on March 19, 1995.

    The House of Magic was also another fun stop. I liked when the CM used to demonstrate the tricks they had for sale. The last time I went in there was to buy a plush Sorcerer Mickey for my DD. That was the only place they sold anything Sorcerer Mickey back then. The shop also closed on March 19, 1995.

    They also used to sell Hummel's on Main Street. I think they were in the Cup'n Saucer shop. My friend's Mom used to have us pick one up for her every time we went to WDW. I don't know when it closed, though.

    Other stores that used to be on Main Street include:

    New Century Clock Shop
    The Greenhouse
    Card Shop - Hallmark cards
    Tobacconist
    Wonderland of Wax - candle making, wax creations
    Disney & Co. - souvenirs
    Market House - Smucker's jams & jellies
    The Shadow Box - silhouettes

    Most of the other shops are still there in some form.
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    Thanks for the info.

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    With the changes that they make, I am happy to see that they keep it looking like brand new even after all these years. That is a really big part of why I like Disney over any park I have visited throughout America.
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    I remember the Main Street Magic shop, I used to love watching the magic tricks the CMs did!
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    I wish that I had seen that, I must have not been visiting the parks when that was around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyfanatic101 View Post
    I remember the Main Street Magic shop, I used to love watching the magic tricks the CMs did!
    That was my favorite as well. As a kid, I never left the Magic Kingdom without getting something from there.

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    I remember the magic shop. It was pretty cool. But, the thing I miss the most is the Tobacconist, especially since I like cigars and would love to try some from WDW. I remember as a child buying a small souvenir cedar box w/ two WDW cigars. I think I still have that laying around somewhere. Granted, I'm sure the cigars themselves are dried beyond belief.

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    I painted a watercolor of what used to be the first side street on the left. It had many flower carts and the barbar ahop and Laundry. It hangs today in my living room. I painted it from a photo I took from my first trip to WDW in 1976. I have since visited WDW on at least 30 different trips. We also drove to Disneyland twice. We likve in NJ and the CA trip was part of cross country trips. We will be visiting WDW in about 4 weeks. I was very disappointed when "my" side street was replaced with a store.

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