Hidden Gems

Penny Arcade Machines

Penny Arcade Machines

Main Street USA‘s shops draw in thousands and thousands of visitors per day. Guests circle each display, to the point where many guests have merchandise locations memorized. But even the most frequent visitors sometimes miss the street’s hidden details. At first glance, the Penny Arcade seems more like a candy shop than an actual arcade. […] Read more…

Windows on Main Street

Windows On Main Street

If you’ve ever stopped to admire the beautiful buildings along Main Street USA, you may have noticed a few names on the second story windows. These are the legendary Windows on Main Street, an extremely rare and much coveted Disney honor. Disney legend Marty Sklar shared the qualifications for a window: Only upon retirement Only […] Read more…

Goofy's Garden

Goofy’s Garden

Mickey’s Toontown may be a busy city center, but a few residents still manage to have beautiful yards. Goofy, in particular, has a small playground on the side of his house. En route to the playground, observant visitors will spot a raised bed poking out of the shade. You’ve stumbled into Goofy’s Garden! Goofy grows […] Read more…

Painless Dentist

If you’ve ever strolled down Main Street USA, you’ve seen the overwhelming variety of shops, window displays, and signs covering each block. But there’s more to Main Street than just shopping! This street, modeled after Walt’s hometown of Marceline, MO, has the workings of a functioning town. You’ll see City Hall, the fire house…even a […] Read more…

Treasure Chests

It’s no secret that New Orleans Square and Tom Sawyer Island have been captured by pirates. They lurk everywhere, leaving anchors and crypts in their wake. But what’s the most important thing pirates leave behind? Buried treasure! Over the years, two treasure chests have washed up on the Rivers of America shoreline. The first chest […] Read more…

Mr. Bluebird's House

Mr. Bluebird’s House

Tons of different creatures call Critter Country’s forest home: Winnie the Pooh and his friends, the Br’er gang, families of ducks…and one mysterious little creature with his own private home. Have you ever seen this birdhouse? It’s outside the left entrance to Pooh Corner at the end of Critter Country’s main walkway. Take a closer […] Read more…

Town Square Cannons

Town Square Cannons

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 […] Read more…

City Hall Bookcase

City Hall Bookcase

Main Street USA’s City Hall is a busy place. They can help you with basically any possible question you may have, or get you a special pin to celebrate all kinds of occasions. But as you leave City Hall, you may notice a small table to the left of the doorway. What’s remarkable about this […] Read more…

Moonliner

Moonliner

Tomorrowland has the most active skyline of any land in the park; around every corner you’ll see flying rockets, a mountain, towering tracks, and lots of geometric architecture. But you may notice one structure flying high above the rest: The Moonliner! This rocket is a 2/3 replica of the original Tomorrowland Moonliner, which stood at […] Read more…

Buena Vista Street Popcorn Cart

Buena Vista Street Popcorn Cart

Disneyland’s popcorn carts are typically not noteworthy; they’re mobile stations too packed with snacks and drinks to have much room for theming. But on Buena Vista Street, there’s a special popcorn cart. It draws attention, with its shiny exterior and unusual appearance… This strange popcorn cart actually fits perfectly with its surroundings if you know […] Read more…

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