Main Street USA

Disney Showcase

Disney Showcase

October 1989 – present LOCATION Main Street USA – The Disney Showcase anchors the front end of the street. If you start at the railroad station and head toward the castle, you’ll see it on the right front corner, across from the Disneyland Emporium. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Seasonal merchandise and souvenirs Price Range – […] Read more…

Crystal Arcade

Crystal Arcade

July 1955 – present LOCATION Main Street USA – The Crystal Arcade sits toward the Town Square side of Main Street. If you’re starting at the train station, keep to the left. You’ll see the Crystal Arcade a few stores down the block, just after the Disneyland Emporium. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – plush toys, blankets, […] Read more…

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…

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…

Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade

July 1955 – present LOCATION Main Street USA – The Penny Arcade is hard to miss; it’s the largest open façade on the street. If you walk toward the castle, you’ll see it on the left side, just after Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – candy, pastries, souvenir tins Price Range – […] 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…

Marceline: The Real Main Street USA

Any Disneyland fan knows Main Street USA takes you back in time, to an old school American town. But did you know that it’s based on a real place?  Source: Farm 8 Walt Disney was raised in a small town called Marceline, Missouri. When he grew up and created his magical park, he drew inspiration […] Read more…

Spirits of America Miniatures

Spirits Of America Miniatures

Disneyland’s Opera House is most closely associated with animatronic President Lincoln. But deep inside its curtained, Mr. Lincoln is not the only representation of the American spirit. These statues might look familiar to EPCOT fans. They’re tiny versions of the Spirits of America, which appear at the end of the American Adventure show. These figures represent traits at […] Read more…

Potbelly Stove

Potbelly Stove

The Market House on Main Street USA is Disneyland’s largest coffee shop. Thousands of guests stream by every day, some stopping in for hot drinks, pastries, and sandwiches. But most park visitors have no idea that within the Market House lies an amazing artifact: a real turn-of-the-century Potbelly Stove. This Potbelly Stove came from Baltimore, […] Read more…

Lilly Belle Car

When guests walk into Disneyland, the very first thing they see is the Main Street USA railroad station, typically with a train parked out front. Many park visitors don’t realize that Disneyland actually runs multiple trains, and one train tows a hidden gem at the rear. Train #1, the C.K. Holiday, dates all the way […] Read more…

Bands & Entertainers

Bands & Entertainers

July 1955 – present LOCATION Main Street USA – The two largest Disneyland bands, the Disneyland Band and the All-American College Band, play primarily on Main Street. But they do also play in other lands, and smaller bands perform in other lands. As you roam the park throughout the day, you’re bound to run into […] Read more…

Orchestrions

Orchestrions

Disneyland is known for its exciting coasters and nostalgic rides, but behind the headliners there’s so much more to discover. In fact, Disneyland holds so many hidden treasures, its almost like a museum in and of itself. Some of these treasures include a series of Orchestrions, early 20th century instruments meant to mimic the sound […] Read more…

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