Main Street USA is by far Disneyland’s most famous street; it’s always buzzing and usually has live entertainment throughout. But did you know that Main Street is not Disneyland’s only street? In fact, the park is loaded with streets; they’re just not as famous as their lively neighbor.
The following is a guide to all of Disneyland’s streets, some of which actually have their own signs, while others are a bit more elusive about their identities.
Center Street – This is the smallest street in Disneyland; it runs directly through Main Street, halfway between the railroad station and the castle. Center Street West houses restrooms and the Carnation Café, and Center Street East contains the Market House and lockers.
Plaza Street – Main Street USA’s other intersection is Plaza Street. This is the path from the Adventureland and Frontierland bridges to Tomorrowland. Plaza Street is a very open walkway, to the point that it doesn’t really resemble a clear road, but it’s still known as Plaza Street nonetheless!
Matterhorn Way – As part of the parade route, Matterhorn Way is one of the busiests paths in Disneyland. It starts at the hub on Main Street USA, and winds to the right of the castle all the way to Alice in Wonderland. The monorail track follows Matterhorn Way, and it’s a popular place for characters to meet with guests.
Small World Way – Like Plaza Street, Small World Way is a very open walkway. It runs from Storybook Land to It’s A Small World, and is the starting place for the parades. Small World Way opens up into the Small World esplanade, with different paths to Mickey’s Toontown, the Fantasyland Theater, and the Disneyland Railroad.
Big Thunder Trail – The most scenic street in Disneyland is Big Thunder Trail. It starts in Fantasyland, near the Village Haus, and winds all the way around to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Big Thunder Trail becomes the “Haunted Trail” during Halloween, complete with mysterious fog, thunder and lightning, and roaring monsters hidden among the trees.
New Orleans Street – This street is a connector between Frontierland and New Orleans Square, starting at the Golden Horseshoe and ending at the River Belle Terrace back patio. New Orleans Street sits right against the waterfront, and is home to the Petrified Tree.
Front Street – The irony in the name “Front Street” is that it’s only in the front if you arrive in New Orleans Square by train. Front Street runs from the Disneyland Railroad station to the New Orleans Square bathrooms, in the rear of the land if you’re looking at it from the main walkway.
Orleans Street – This small alleyway is home to New Orleans Square’s antique shops, gift shops, and the crystal shop. It runs between Café Orleans and the French Market Restaurant, connecting to Front Street at its end.
Royal Street – Royal Street is truly king in New Orleans Square; it’s the largest street on the block. Royal Street starts at the exit to Pirates of the Caribbean, and winds back and around a corner to connect with Orleans Street. Royal Street is home to the Royal Street Veranda, Club 33, The Blue Bayou, and the artist’s corner, where you can typically find artists painting caricatures of guests.
Mill View Lane – The last of the New Orleans Square streets is not actually in the square; Mill View Lane is the waterfront street that leads from Café Orleans to the Harbour Galley. Mill View Lane connects to Fowler’s Harbor, the docking place of the Sailing Ship Columbia.
Neighborhood Lane – Last but not least, Neighborhood Lane is the residential block in Mickey’s Toontown. Though all of Toontown is an open walkway, the lane technically runs from Goofy’s Playhouse to the Chip N Dale Treehouse. Famous residents of Neighborhood Lane include Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Chip, Dale, and Pluto.