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The Disgusting Reason You Should NOT Sit on Disney’s Main Street U.S.A

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WARNING: The following article mentions and/or discusses topics that may be distressing for certain audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Main Street, U.S.A., is an iconic thoroughfare that captures the essence of small-town America at Disney Parks around the world. It serves as the gateway to the enchanting wonders awaiting visitors within the magical realms of Walt Disney’s imagination. Brimming with nostalgia and charm, Main Street, U.S.A., offers a blend of timeless architecture, vintage vehicles, and bustling shops that beckon guests to step back in time to a bygone era. Strolling down Main Street, visitors are transported to a place where every detail is carefully crafted to create an immersive experience, from the quaint storefronts to the flickering lamps that line the street.

Related: Blackout at Disney: Main Street Goes Dark After Mysterious Power Outage

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Disney’s Magical Main Street

This bustling boulevard is not just a walkway; it’s a journey through American history and Disney magic, where every sight and sound is designed to evoke a sense of wonder and delight. As guests explore Main Street, U.S.A., they can enjoy a variety of attractions and entertainment, from the majestic Cinderella Castle or Sleeping Beauty Castle towering in the distance to the harmonious melodies of the Dapper Dans barbershop quartet.

Pretty much every Disney fan loved Main Street, but the truth is that this stunning walkway is actually much more gross than many fans might assume.

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A Place to Relax? Think Again!

Every night, as thousands gather on Main Street to prepare for the evening’s fireworks show, many make the bold decision to sit down on Main Street to take a rest. While this act seems innocent enough, these unassuming guests are actually exposing themselves to some pretty disgusting bacteria.

Unlike other areas around Disney, Main Street is unable to be cleaned during the day. In addition to the thousands of dirty shoes that walk all over the ground, there is also bacteria that comes from the “droppings” of Disneyland Resort’s and Walt Disney World Resort’s horses.

Yes… it is pretty disgusting. While it may be tempting to take a breather on these streets, it is really not a safe idea. If you need to sit, we recommend finding a bench area or riding a seated attraction. While it might be tempting, the ground of Main Street is really not the smartest or cleanest option for guests.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

One comment

  1. Horse poop is hardly likely to kill you or make you poorly, you probably touch worse germs going on rides and putting your hands on the rails ,but still won’t kill you

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