Park History

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…

Captain EO

Captain EO

September 1986 – April 1997, February 2010 – June 2014 LOCATION Tomorrowland – Captain EO entertained guests from Tomorrowland’s Magic Eye Theater. The theater, located between Space Mountain and the Star Trader gift shop, has been used for tons of different previews and movie clips over the years. Today, it currently houses a Star Wars […] Read more…

Bakers Field Bakery

 Source: Disney Pal February 2001 – July 2011 LOCATION Sunshine Plaza – Bakers Field Bakery occupied one of the main cars in the California Zephyr. Guests walking into the main plaza found the Bakery on the right, next to Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream. Today, this space is part of the Fiddler, Fifer, & Practical Café. EXPERIENCE […] Read more…

Mickey Mouse Club Circus

 Source: Disney By Mark November 1955 – September 1956 LOCATION Fantasyland & Holidayland – The Mickey Mouse Club Circus combined a parade with a traditional tent circus show. The festivities began on Main Street, with grand marshals leading the parade around the hub, while the main event took place at the end of the parade […] Read more…

Pack Mules

 Source: Photo Bucket July 1955 – October 1973 LOCATION Frontierland – The Pack Mules led guests on a tour of Frontierland, starting in the town square. Guests would wander through Nature’s Wonderland, which included the land currently beneath Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and the now-closed Big Thunder Ranch. BACKGROUND In the early years of Disneyland, […] Read more…

Puffin Bake Shop

 Source: Matterhorn 1959 July 1955 – June 1960 LOCATION Main Street USA – The Bakery had one of the best locations on Main Street, just to the left of the grand Penny Arcade entrance. Park visitors would find the Puffin Bakery on the west side, just before the intersection with the small cross street. EXPERIENCE Details: […] Read more…

Alpine Gardens/King Triton’s Garden

 Source: Quest For Vault Disney December 1967 – August 2008 LOCATION Tomorrowland – The famous gardens were basically stuck right in the middle between Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Main Street USA. But since they originally belonged to the House of the Future, the space was always classified as a Tomorrowland attraction. Today, this space is now […] Read more…

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