Walt Disney designed Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland after the city he where he was raised, Marceline, Missouri. He wanted a way for guests to step back in time to either to their childhood or their grandparents’ childhood.
Walt Disney said, “For those of us who remember the carefree time it recreates, Main Street will bring back happy memories. For younger visitors, it is an adventure in turning back the calendar to the days of their grandfather’s youth.”
Main St. U.S.A. starts with a Railroad station overhead as you enter the gates, as all Disneyland parks do, except Tokyo Disneyland. Once through, you have City Hall- which is the Guest Relations center on your right and the Fire station on your left. The fire station is where Walt Disney built an apartment for himself to keep a closer eye on the park.
Then the street narrows with different shops and restaurants- you may notice names in the windows of these buildings, this is how credit was given to many of the creators of Disneyland were given tribute. Lastly, it opens up at the other end with the hub and Sleeping Beauty Castle.
- Disneyland Railroad station
- Main Street Cinema
- Main Street Vehicles- horse-drawn and horseless vehicles
- The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
- The Disney Gallery
- Blue Ribbon Bakery
- Carnation Café
- Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
- Main Street Cone Shop
- Plaza Inn (formerly the Red Wagon Inn) *Minnie and Friend’s Breakfast in the Park
- Refreshment Corner
- Candy Palace
- China Closet
- Penny Arcade
- Disney Showcase
- Main Street Pin Shop
- Main Street Magic Shop
- New Century Jewelry
- 20th Century Music Company
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