Fandom

The Disney Wiki

42,308pages
Add New Page

The Disney Wiki

Main Street, U.S.A. (Disneyland)

42,308pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share

Inspired by Walt Disney's hometown of Marceline, Missouri (as in the film Lady and the Tramp), Main Street, U.S.A. as Disneyland, is designed to resemble the center of a turn-of-the-20th-century (c. 1910) American town. According to Harper Goff, who worked on Main Street, U.S.A. with Walt, he showed Walt some photos of his childhood home of Fort Collins, Colorado. Walt liked the look, and so many of the features of the town were incorporated into Main Street, U.S.A.[1] Another significant source of inspiration for the Main Street, U.S.A. concept came from the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, which Walt Disney visited twice in the 1940s.[2]

Summary

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." Above the firehouse in Town Square at Disneyland is Walt Disney's personal apartment, fully furnished but off-limits to the public. A lamp is kept burning in the front window as a tribute to his memory, except at Christmas where a small tannenbaum replaces the lamp. It is largely decorated for both Halloween and Christmas.

There is a Christmas tree during Christmas Time, and there is a Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern on Halloween Time, with additional pumpkin ears. In the circular hub in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, the bronze "Partners" statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse is surrounded by smaller bronzes of familiar Disney characters, such as Donald Duck and the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

The Main Street Opera House in Town Square is the oldest building in Disneyland. It formerly served as the park's lumber mill between 1955 and 1961. The cannons that are displayed in the center of the square were used by the French army during the 1800s, although they were never fired in battle. The gas lamps that line the street originally came from Baltimore and were bought for $.03 a pound.[3]

Partners, sculpted by Blaine Gibson,[4] was added in 1993. During the Halloween season, pumpkin busts for each themed land in the park, except Main Street, are seen around "Partners." It is listed as a real street in the Orange County Thomas Guide.

Attractions and entertainment

Former attractions and entertainment

Restaurants and refreshments

  • Carnation Café
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery
  • Main Street Market House (sponsored by Starbucks)
  • Plaza Inn (formerly the Red Wagon Inn)[6]
  • Refreshment Corner

Former restaurants

  • American Egg House (1978–1983)
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery (1990–2012)
  • Carnation Ice Cream Parlor (1955–1997)
  • Hills Bros. Coffee House & Coffee Garden (1958–1976)
  • Main Street Cone Shop (2000–2014)
  • Maxwell House Coffee Shop (1955–1957)
  • Plaza Pavilion Restaurant (1955–1998)
  • Puffin Bakery (1955–1960)
  • Sunkist Citrus House (1960–1989)
  • Town Square Cafe (1976–1978; 1983–1992)

Shops

  • 20th Century Music Company
  • Candy Kitchen
  • Candy Palace
  • China Closet
  • Crystal Arts
  • Crystal Palace
  • Disney Clothiers, Ltd.
  • Disneyana
  • Disney Showcase
  • Emporium
  • Main Street Magic Shop
  • Main Street Pin Shop
  • New Century Jewelry
  • Newsstand
  • Penny Arcade
  • Silhouette Studio[7]

Former shops

  • Annual Pass Center (2005–2009)
  • Bank of America (1955–1992)
  • Bank of Main Street (1992–2005)
  • Candle Shop (1958–1975)
  • Card Corner (1985–1988)
  • Coin Shop (1957–1960)
  • Cole of California Swimsuits (1956–1957)
  • Ellen's Gift Shop (1955–1956)
  • Fine Tobacco (1955–1990)
  • Flower Mart (1957–1995)
  • GAF Photo Salon (1970–1984)
  • Gallen-Kamp Stores Co. (1955–1957)
  • Gibson Greeting Cards (1955–1959)
  • Glass Blower (1955–1966)
  • Grandma's Baby Shop (1955)
  • Great American Pastimes (1991–1999)
  • Hallmark Card Shop (1960–1985)
  • Hurricane Lamp Shop (1972–1976)
  • Intimate Apparel (1955–1956)
  • Jemrock Shop (1955–1957)
  • Jewelry Shop (1957–1986)
  • Jimmy Starr's Show Business Souvenirs (1956–1959)
  • Kodak Camera Center (1984–1994)
  • Mickey Mouse Club Headquarters Shop (1963–1964)
  • New Century Watches & Clocks (1972–2008)
  • Patented Pastimes (1990–1991)
  • Pen Shop (1955–1959)
  • Polaroid Camera Center (1955–1970)
  • Ruggles China & Glass Shop (1955–1964)
  • Story Book Shop (1955–1980)
  • Sunny-View Farms Jams & Jellies (1955–1957)
  • Town Square Realty (1955–1960)
  • Upjohn Pharmacy (1955–1970)
  • Watches & Clocks (1955–1971)
  • Wonderland Music (1960–1972)
  • Wurlitzer Music Hall (1955–1968)
  • Yale & Towne Lock Shop (1955–1964)
  • Western Printing Book Shop (1980–1995)

References

  1. "Local History Archive Larimer Legends – Old Town & Disneyland – City of Fort Collins, Colorado".. Library.ci.fort-collins.co.us. Retrieved on 2013-12-19.
  2. The Henry Ford – Walt Disney Visits Henry Ford's Greenfield Village
  3. Jim Fanning (2009). Disneyland Challenge. Disney Editions, page 7. 
  4. "Main Street USA Trivia". (2007-12-17).
  5. Zeitschrift Blickpunkt Straßenbahn (Tram Focus Magazine) – Trams of the World 2013
  6. "The Story of the Red Wagon Inn".. Mouseplanet.com (2007-07-04). Retrieved on 2013-12-19.
  7. "Disneyland's porch with a view" (December 27, 2015), p. Local 2. 


v - e - d
1000px-Disneyland Park Logo svg
Main Street, U.S.A.
Disneyland RailroadMain Street CinemaThe Disney GalleryGreat Moments with Mr. LincolnDapper DansMain Street Vehicles
Fantasyland
Sleeping Beauty CastleAlice in WonderlandCasey Jr. Circus TrainDumbo the Flying ElephantIt's a Small WorldKing Arthur CarrouselMad Tea PartyMatterhorn BobsledsMr. Toad's Wild RidePeter Pan's FlightPinocchio's Daring JourneySnow White's Scary AdventuresStorybook Land Canal BoatsPixie HollowSword in the Stone
Adventureland
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomIndiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden EyeJungle CruiseTarzan's Treehouse
Tomorrowland
Astro OrbitorAutopiaSpace MountainBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersDisneyland MonorailInnoventionsStarcadeStar Tours: The Adventures ContinuePush the Talking Trash Can
Mickey's Toontown'
Chip 'n' Dale's TreehouseDonald's BoatGadget's Go CoasterGoofy's PlayhouseMickey's House and Meet MickeyMinnie's HouseRoger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Frontierland
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadPirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer IslandMark Twain RiverboatSailing Ship ColumbiaBig Thunder RanchGolden Horseshoe SaloonFantasmic!
Critter Country
Splash MountainDavy Crockett's Explorer CanoesThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
New Orleans Square
The Haunted MansionPirates of the Caribbean
Resorts
Disneyland Hotel
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Country Bear JamboreeStar ToursHoney, I Shrunk the AudienceAriel's GrottoPeopleMoverSkywayCarousel of ProgressSubmarine VoyageMike Fink Keel BoatsSwiss Family TreehouseAdventure Thru Inner SpaceHome of the FutureMagic JourneysRocket JetsMine Train Through Nature's WonderlandMidget AutopiaParty Gras ParadeSpace Station X-1Flying SaucersAladdin's Royal CaravanOne Man's DreamMickey Mouse Club TheaterFantasy WatersFantasyland AutopiaRocket RodsSnow White: An Enchanting MusicalThe Lion King CelebrationAmerica SingsThe Walt Disney StoryCountry Bear Vacation HoedownFantasy in the SkyAnimazment - The MusicalAunt Jemima Pancake HouseBeauty and the Beast Live on StageBelieve... There's Magic in the StarsBig Thunder RanchCaptain EOCircle-Vision 360°Conestoga FriesCountry Bear Christmas SpecialDisney Afternoon AvenueDisney's Honorary VoluntEars CavalcadeDisneyland: The First 50 Magical YearsFantasy on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHercules Victory ParadeImagine... A Fantasy in the SkyInnoventionsLight MagicMagical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical CelebrationsMickey's Costume Party CavalcadeMission to MarsMulan ParadeParade of the StarsRocket to the MoonSingin', Dancin', Heigh Ho!Snow White's Golden Anniversary CelebrationSuper Hero HQThe Character ParadeThe Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy CavalcadeThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of FoolsThe Magic, the Memories and YouThe Spirit of PocahontasThe World According to GoofyThe World Beneath UsWalt Disney's Parade of DreamsThe Wonderful World of WizardryWonders of ChinaSunkist Citrus HouseBlue Ribbon Bakery
Other
List of Disneyland attractions

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.