Fans of the Main Street Arcade are familiar with its Welte Orchestrion – the large self-playing pipe organ that has entertained guests for decades.
Since 1945 – thirty years after the instrument was first built – those working to repair and restore the Orchestrion have signed their names to an interior panel, and the tradition has continued to this day.
The instrument still has it original acoustics and pipes, but the team is working to restore it to as close as possible to original condition. It will feature more of the original music that it was first designed to play.
Be sure to check out the Welte Orchestrion in its full glory in the Penny Arcade on Main Street.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".