Mean Street (based on the Main Street USA areas of the Disney parks) is the central hub of the Cartoon Wasteland.
In Epic Mickey
According to Gremlin Gus, just before after the Blot's arrival (thanks to Mickey), Mean Street was a bustling burg where Toons went about their lives in relative peace and safety. However, a wave of Thinner devastated the town during the crisis that heralded the Blot's arrival. It has since recovered, though major evidence of the damage yet remains, and the morale of the town remains low.
Within Mean Street are several shops and buildings and a statue of Walt Disney holding Oswald's hand instead of Mickey's, much to the mouse's surprise and disappointment. It is revealed in the artwork that there is a machine under Mean Street to clean up the Thinner caused by the Thinner Disaster.
In Epic Mickey, Mean Street serves as a hub world. Mickey is able to buy goods, complete tasks for its residents, and advance to other worlds through Projector Screens. Throughout the game, Gremlin Markus tasks Mickey with acquiring Power Sparks to power additional Projector Screens. Once Mickey collects 30 Power Sparks, talks to Gremlin Markus again after opening the last projector, the secret Walt's Apartment above the Fire Station next to City Hall is unlocked.
After the Blot is defeated, paint rains down on Cartoon Wasteland and restores everything, including the inert parts. Mean Street is also fully restored along with the rest of the areas. Tons of citizens from all over come to celebrate down near the train station with the now-restored Wasteland.
- Neutral: A combination of various instruments in the style of its counterpart, Main Street, USA, give an authentic feel to this song. The sounds of train whistles make reference to the railway station present.
- Light: The use of lighter instruments such as the harp and bells, woodwind like the flute and kazoo, as well as triumphant sounding brass sections, ought to sound cheerful. In actuality, it seems to accentuate the nature of Mean Street as a facade, creating an atmosphere of fake optimism.
- Dark: The use of both deep and high pitches, as well as heavier focus on brass, strings, and percussion, makes this version seem like a crude imitation of the area’s Neutral theme. Construction sounds are used to demonstrate the lackluster nature of this area when thinned.
Mean Street has been hit by a series of massive earthquakes by the events of Epic Mickey 2, so much so that the ground has split apart and divided the town into two parts - South and North.
Mean Street South
In the sequel, Mean Street South becomes Wasteland's heart (you can see in Mean Street South's description the train station Place Selection). In Mean Street South, there are several places to visit: City Hall, the museum and the observatory on top of it, Horace's Detective Agency, the Emporium, the Haberdasher, and you can thin the stairs of the train station to open up a path to Seth's flowerbed.
Mean Street North
Directly across from Mean Street South is Mean Street North. Though technically a different area from its neighbor, both sides of Mean Street act as the hub world, and should be treated as the same. Notable locations and shops include the Ice Cream Parlor, Camera Shop, Penny Arcade, Pin Trader, and Mean Street Cinema.
- Horace Horsecollar
- Big Bad Pete
- Gremlin Markus
- Rufus McBark
- Casey (Emporium Shopkeeper)
- Laralee (Museum Owner)
- Paulie (Ice Cream Shopkeeper)
- The Usher (In front of the Cinema)
- Oswald (After you meet him in Mickeyjunk Mountain)
- Adelle (Camera Shopkeeper)
- Jack Kelly (The Tabloid Reporter)
- Becca (The Pin Trader)
- The Haberdasher
- Gremlin Copernicus
- Gremlin Jamface
- When Mickey interacts with Oswald after luring the Bunny Children for Pete, Oswald voices his disappointment, though this ultimately no repercussions on the game's ending.
- When Mickey stands next to the music shop, instruments being played are be faintly audible. It can be heard better when the music volume is turned off.
- Concept art of Mean Street depicts varying unused visions of the area:
- Some concept art of Mean Street depicts it with a more depressing, Silent Hill-esque atmosphere.
- In a few concept art pieces, there are some buildings with boarded-up windows and graffiti that reads "Blot Sux", which shows a more shady Mean Street.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
- In Epic Mickey 2, in Seth's area the Mad Doctor's Ride is visible in the distance.
- In Epic Mickey 2, sometimes when you complete an episode, go take a look at the view of the Mad Doctor's ride. It will be seen abandoned, being built, and complete.