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Main Street U.S.A.

Once you enter the “Happiest Place On Earth,” you’ll be transported back to the early 1900’s as you stroll along Main Street U.S.A. This thoroughfare is inspired by Walt Disney's boyhood hometown, Marceline, Missouri. You’ll find shops; restaurants and vehicles that transport you to yesteryear. Be sure and check out the names of the "proprietors" in some of the Main Street windows - these are some of the folks who helped Walt realize his dream of building Disneyland.



The Disney Gallery

Located in the lobby of the Main Street Opera House, the Disney Gallery features a rotating selection of merchandise, artwork and Imagineering treasures.

The current exhibit is Mechanical Kingdoms: Steam-Driven Visions of a Victoria Future.

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Disneyland Railroad
(Opened: July 17, 1955)
Hop on board an authentic steam train and ride around the park. There are stops in New Orleans Square, Mickey's Toontown and Tomorrowland, as well as Main Street. This is one of Disneyland’s original 17 attractions. The 1.2 mile old-fashioned narrow-gauge steam train ride moves around the Park's perimeter and includes a trip through the Grand Canyon and Primeval World dioramas. If you want to tour the entire park via the train, the entire trip takes approximately 20 minutes. If you prefer, you can hop off at any stop. The train is a great way to get around the park when parade routes are congesting the major walkways. There are usually three trains running at a time. Most of them have seats that face inward towards the park. There is one where the benches face forward. Wait for the train with benches facing the park so you can enjoy the views offered, as well as the dioramas, before returning to Main Street.

Names of the locomotives that operate at Disneyland:
a) C.K. Holliday (named for the Santa Fe Railroad founder)
b) EP Ripley (early president of the Santa Fe Railroad)
c) Fred G. Gurley (Santa Fe Railroad chairman)
d) Ernest S. Marsh (Santa Fe Railroad president).
e) Lilly Belle VIP caboose (named after Lillian Disney)
Restrictions: Accessible to collapsible strollers only (Disney rental strollers are not collapsible and cannot be taken aboard). Must transfer from Wheelchair.

Main Street USA Disneyland Railroad


Fire Engine
(Opened: August 16, 1958)
A Disneyland version of an early-model fire engine with a honking horn instead of a siren. Guests can take a one-way ride up/down Main Street. This starts at Town Square and stops at Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Restrictions: Accessible to collapsible strollers only (Disney rental strollers are not collapsible and cannot be taken on the vehicle). Must transfer from Wheelchair.



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Horse-Drawn Streetcars
(Opened: July 17, 1955)
A One-way horse-drawn trolley trip up/down Main Street. This starts at Town Square and stops at Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. This is one of the Park's original 17 attractions. There are eighteen draft horses representing 3 major breeds: Percheron, Belgian, and Clydesdale used for this attraction. Before making it to Main Street, the horses are first trained on the Backlot by pulling weighted sleds (fully loaded streetcars can easily be pushed by 2 average men). After 6 weeks of training, they no longer need to be told when to turn, start, or stop along the way. The horses work 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. They are driven to/from their stables, have individual water fountains, a private beauty shop, custom-tailored suits and sport rubber-soled shoes.
Restrictions: Accessible to collapsible strollers only (Disney rental strollers are not collapsible and cannot be taken on the vehicle). Must transfer from Wheelchair.



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Horseless Carriage
(Opened: May 12, 1956)
A One-way transportation up/down Main Street in a replica of one of America's first automobiles. This starts at Town Square and stops at Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Restrictions: Accessible to collapsible strollers only (Disney rental strollers are not collapsible and cannot be taken on the vehicle). Must transfer from wheelchair.



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Omnibus (Opened: August 24, 1956)
A One-way trip up/down Main Street atop a double-decker bus. This starts at Town Square and stops at Central Plaza in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Restrictions: Accessible to collapsible strollers only (Disney rental strollers are not collapsible and cannot be taken on the vehicle). Must transfer from wheelchair.

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The Disneyland Story, featuring 'Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln'


Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

Updated with new Audio-Animatronics Sound and Artwork from famed Pocahontas animator John Perry, Great moments with Mr. Lincoln has been restored to the original show released at the State of Illinois Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. This is a great place to escape the heat and crowds while taking a step back in history.


The Disneyland Story

The Disneyland Story takes you on a nostalgic look at Disneyland with original maps, pictures, videos and memorabilia.

Restrictions: Inaccessible to strollers.

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Main Street Cinema
(Opened: July 17, 1955)

Featured here are Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the Disney characters in cartoon classics on six different screens in a Stand-up Theater. This is one of the Park's original 17 attractions.
Currently featuring "Plane Crazy," "Mickey's Polo Team," "The Moose Hunt," "Traffic Trouble," "Dog Napper" and "Steamboat Willie," the world's first synchronized sound cartoon which introduced Mickey Mouse on November 18, 1928. (Mickey's birthday).

Restrictions: Strollers may enter on the right side of the entrance only.

Main Street Cinema

 


 

Flag Retreat Ceremony

Each afternoon at Disneyland, the flag is taken down with great ceremony. The Disneyland Marching Band plays patriotic songs, and pay homage to the various military branches. The flag is then taken down, folded, and taken away. Walt Disney said that this ceremony would always exist at Disneyland.


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Character Greetings

You never know who will be there to greet you when you arrive in Disneyland. Check by the Mad Hatter Store and City Hall for your Disney favorites. Characters also greet guests at the Mickey floral head at the entrance to the park, Town Square, and in front of Plaza Inn.

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Stores

 

DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition Podcast
Shopping 201: Main Street USA

20th Century Music Company - Disney music on CD, Video and Audiocassettes.
Candy Palace – Freshly made confections a specialty
China Closet – Disney ceramic Gifts
Crystal Arts – Beautifully crafted crystal collectibles
Disney Clothiers, Ltd. – Disney apparel for the entire family.
Disney Showcase – Disney Sport-Themed Apparel
Disneyana – Disney Art and Collectibles
Emporium – The largest Gift Shop in Disneyland (pins, toys, apparel, etc.)
Main Street Magic Shop – For the Magician in your family
Main Street Photo Supply Co. - Camera, Film, Developing and PhotoPass
New Century Jewelry - Disney Jewelry
Fortuosity Shop - Disney Character Watches, purses, fashion clothing
Newsstand - Souvenirs
Penny Arcade - Old fashion arcade games
Silhouette Studio - Take home a paper profile silhouette

The Mad Hatter - Hats for all ‘Disney’ occasions

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