The Magic Kingdom's Town Square Firehouse

Fire-fighting enthusiasts will want to be sure to stop by Engine Co. 71 in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Sitting in a prominent location right next to City Hall, this Town Square Firehouse is the home base for the Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom Recruitment Center. Here, Merlin enlists Theme Park guests to help battle a villainous take over of the Magic Kingdom in an interactive card game through the Park that's fun for all ages.

Main Streer Firehouse Engine Co. 71Main Streer Firehouse Engine Co. 71

Inside, the Firehouse maintains its roots, with decor that sports props and details telling the story of an early-1900s fire department. The company number "71" pays homage to the year the Magic Kingdom opened. However to me the most moving part of the decor is the tribute to the brave men and women of firehouses near and far. Here you can see multiple glass cases with hundreds of local Firehouse patches that have been donated to Disney from firehouses across the country.

Firehouse Memorabilia Adorns the Walls InsideFirehouse Memorabilia Adorns the Walls Inside

Outside the Firehouse the Main Street Fire Department operates a stop for one of the most enchanting vehicles of Main Street. Engine No. 71 gives guests a chance to climb on board this replica of an early fire engine, and make their way up and down Main Street U.S.A. The trip takes the Fire Engine about 2:28 minutes, and can feel like a life-saver for tired feet.

Engine No. 71 Ferrys Guest Up and Down Main Street U.S.A.Engine No. 71 Ferrys Guest Up and Down Main Street U.S.A.

On the West Coast, Disneyland Fire Department 105, in the original Anaheim, California Park is steeped in Disney lore. Its second story is home to a charming apartment used by Walt Disney and his family. A time capsule honoring the memory of Walt Disney the apartment has been left and maintained in the very condition it was when Walt passed away. A light is always left on in its window as a remembrance of Walt Disney. However, the Magic Kingdom's Firehouse has no such living quarters. Still, we don't love it any less.

Magic Kingdom Main Street FirehouseMagic Kingdom Main Street Firehouse

Are you a fan of Engine Co. 71? Leave a comment below and share you memories with us.

isabel wrote on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:31:

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im trying to get ashirt from the fire dept down there on disney land

leah hall wrote on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:06:

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I am looking for a coffee mug that my husband bought in wdw it is of a fireman and mickey is shaking his hand the mug is red. He broke his and I am trying to find one. Please let me know where I can find one.

thank you
leah hall

Kristen K. wrote on Sun, 03/25/2018 - 14:26:

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Hey Leah,

Try reaching out to the folks at Merchandise Guest Services
Toll free at (877) 560-6477 or for international callers at +1 (407) 934-6111.

jim mcvey wrote on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:09:

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Where can I purchase ceramic model of engine company #71?

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:13:

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Hi Jim!

Try either the Shop Disney Parks app - or - contact merchandise guest services and they can help you track it down.

Toll free at (877) 560-6477 or for international callers at +1 (407) 934-6111.


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