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Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street, U.S.A. Disneyland
Disneyland
Theme 20th Century Marceline, Missouri
Opening date July 17, 1955

Main Street, U.S.A. is the first themed land inside the entrance of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.

Inspired by Walt Disney's hometown of Marceline, Missouri (as in the film Lady and the Tramp), Main Street, U.S.A. is designed to resemble the center of a turn-of-the-century (c. 1908) American town. According to Harper Goff, who worked on Main Street, U.S.A. with Walt, he showed Walt some photos of his childhood home of Fort Collins, Colorado. Walt liked the look, and so many of the features of the town were incorporated into Main Street, U.S.A.

Walt Disney said, "For those of us who remember the carefree time it recreates, Main Street will bring back happy memories. For younger visitors, it is an adventure in turning back the calendar to the days of their grandfather's youth." Above the firehouse at Disneyland is Walt Disney's personal apartment, fully furnished but off-limits to the public. A lamp is kept burning in the front window as a tribute to his memory, except at Christmas where a small tannenbaum replaces the lamp. It is largely decorated for both Halloween and Christmas.

There is a 60ft Christmas tree during Christmas time, and there is a 16ft high Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern on Halloween Time, with additional pumpkin ears. In the circular hub in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, the bronze "Partners" statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse is surrounded by smaller bronzes of familiar Disney characters, such as Donald Duck and the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

"Partners," sculpted by Blaine Gibson, was added in 1993. During the Halloween season, pumpkin busts for each themed land in the park, except Main Street, are seen around "Partners." It is listed as a real street in the Orange County Thomas Guide.

Attractions and Entertainment

Restaurants

  • Jolly Holiday Bakery
  • Carnation Café
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
  • Main Street Cone Shop
  • Plaza Inn (formerly the Red Wagon Inn)
  • Refreshment Corner

Shopping

  • Emporium
  • Candy Palace
  • China Closet
  • Disneyana
  • Penny Arcade
  • Newsstand
  • Disney Showcase
  • Main Street Pin Shop
  • Main Street Magic Shop
  • New Century Jewelry
  • 20th Century Music Company
  • Crystal Arts
  • Crystal Arcade
  • Main Street Photo Supply Co.
  • Disney Clothiers

Former attractions and entertainment

  • Main Street Shooting Gallery
  • Babes in Toyland Exhibit
  • Legacy of Walt Disney
  • Disneyland Presents a Preview of Coming Attractions
  • The Walt Disney Story
  • Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years
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