Park History

Candle Shop

 Source: 68 Media 1958 – 1977 LOCATION Main Street USA – The Candle Shop was nestled in the center of Main Street, between the Crystal Arcade and Upjohn Pharmacy. Today, this space belongs to New Century Time Pieces. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Candles, candles, and more candles! Unique Features – Floor to ceiling candle décor, […] Read more…

Aunt Jemima Pancake House

 Source: Shorpy August 1955 – July 1970 LOCATION Frontierland – Aunt Jemima Pancake House made its home in the center of Frontierland, overlooking the Rivers of America. Guests could reach the restaurant from Adventureland or Main Street, and would find the welcoming patio at the edge of Frontierland’s main block of stores. Today, this space […] Read more…

Crocodile Mercantile

 Source: 2 BP November 1988 – April 2003 LOCATION Critter Country – The Crocodile Mercantile was the first gift shop opened in the newly named Critter Country (formerly Bear Country). This shop sat at the very end of the land, next to the exit to Splash Mountain. Today, this space belongs to Pooh’s Corner. EXPERIENCE […] Read more…

Bountiful Valley Farm

 Source: Lost World February 2001 – September 2010 LOCATION Golden State – Bountiful Valley Farm was a sprawling walkthrough on the eastern side of California Adventure. Guests could find it adjacent to the Pacific Wharf walkway, just after Sunshine Plaza. Today, this space is partially used by A Bug’s Land, and partially used by Cars Land. […] Read more…

Laffite's Silver Shop

Laffite’s Silver Shop

 Source 1966 – 1988 LOCATION New Orleans Square – Laffite had a coveted corner shop across from the exit to Pirates of the Caribbean. Today, the plaza in front of the shop is home to a caricature artist, and the interior of the shop is actually a dining room for nearby Cafe Orleans. EXPERIENCE Details: […] Read more…

Bluebird Shoes For Children

 Source: Daveland Web July 1955 – July 1957 LOCATION Main Street USA – Bluebird Shoes couldn’t have asked for a better spot on Main Street. The tiny shop overlooked the castle on the eastern side of the street, next to the Kodak shop. Today, this space is part of two different shops: the Silhouette Studio […] Read more…

The American Space Experience

 Source: Farm 2 May 1998 – October 2003 LOCATION Tomorrowland – The American Space Experience could be found at the front of Tomorrowland, on the lower level of the former Circarama building. Today, this space is part of the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction, gift shop, and fast pass distribution area. BACKGROUND After decades of slow […] Read more…

One-Of-A-Kind Shop

One-Of-A-Kind Shop

 Source: Disney Pix July 1966 – May 1996 LOCATION New Orleans Square – The One-Of-A-Kind shop had an ideal location in New Orleans Square, right at the front corner. Guests arriving from Frontierland would spot the shop on the left side, just beyond the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean. Today, this space houses Port Royal, […] Read more…

Villain's Lair

Villain’s Lair

 Source: MouseInfo July 1991 – June 1996, October 1998 – July 2004 LOCATION Fantasyland – The one-of-a-kind villain gift shop loomed within central Fantasyland, in the shadow of the castle. When crossing the drawbridge, guests would find the shop immediately to the right, in the stone hall before Peter Pan’s Flight. Today this space has […] Read more…

Enchanted Cottage Sweets & Treats

 Source: MouseInfo October 2006 – August 2012 LOCATION Fantasyland – The Enchanted Cottage was part of the original Fantasy Faire, a princess meet & greet inside Fantasyland Theatre. Today, the theater is home to Mickey and the Magical Map. The Enchanted Cottage remains, though it has been re-themed as the Troubadour Tavern. EXPERIENCE Details: Service […] Read more…

Magnolia Park Bandstand

So much of Disneyland takes place in fictional worlds: enchanted kingdoms, an all-encompassing jungle, an outer planet. But Main Street USA brings you right back home to classic Americana. Main Street boasts quaint popcorn carts, horse-drawn trolley cars, and in the 1950s, a magnificent bandstand.  Source: Farm 4 Originally, Walt and his team envisioned the […] Read more…

Upjohn Pharmacy

 Source: Upjohn.net July 1955 – September 1970 LOCATION Main Street USA – The Upjohn Pharmacy stood at the southwest corner of Main Street’s intersection, halfway between the railroad station and castle. Today, this space houses the jewelry shop, and bumps up right against the Carnation Cafe patio. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Vitamins, postcards Unique Features – Window display […] Read more…

Christmas Shops

This time of year, virtually every shop at the Disneyland Resort sells all kinds of holiday souvenirs, decorations, and treats. But for a long time, Disneyland actually had year-round Christmas shops, spreading holiday cheer even in the warmest summer months. Mickey’s Christmas Chalet  Source: BP This Christmas shop was the largest of all the year-round […] Read more…

Brer Bar

 Source: Yesterland July 1989 – April 2003 LOCATION Critter Country – The Brer Bar anchored the back of Critter Country, next to the exit to Splash Mountain. Today, this space is part of Pooh’s Corner, a gift shop and bakery. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – indoor dining room Entertainment – none […] Read more…

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