Had so much fun meeting the villains! Main Street is one of my favorite areas of the park. City Hall is always busy, here you can get recipes, special park buttons and have your special needs taken care of.
Main Street, U.S.A., the only original land at Disneyland that has not been significantly altered, was inspired in part by Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, Mo.
Main Street USA has several forms of transportation: Motor cars, horse drawn trolleys and utility vehicles.
“Main Street, U.S.A. is America at the turn of the [20th] century – the crossroads of an era, the gas lamps and the electric lamp – the horse-drawn car and the auto car. Main Street is everyone’s hometown . . . the heart line of America.”
Above the Fire Station is Walt’s Disney’s private apartment. A lit antique lamp in the window would inform staff when Walt was in residence. Today, the lamp remains lit as a tribute to Walt Disney and to symbolize his continuing presence at Disneyland.
Each land in the park has it's own themed popcorn turner!
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".