Have you ever noticed two cannons in Main Street USA’s square?
These are real 19th century cannons, once in the possession of the French army. They were never fired in battle, and have now been sealed for permanent use as monuments.
When designing Main Street USA, Imagineers drew inspiration from Walt’s hometown of Marceline, but also from their own home towns. They noticed a common trend of commemorating battles, whether through statues, cannons, or other landmarks. To add to Main Street USA’s Midwestern feel, they installed two real cannons, flanking either side of the square!