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Main Street U.S.A.

Includes Main Street Buildings and Music Files

 
 

Category Albums Files
Main Street U.S.A"Here is America from 1890 to 1910, at the crossroads of an era. Here the gas lamp is giving way to the electric lamp, and a newcomer, the sputtering 'horseless carriage' has challenged Old Dobbin for the streetcar right-of-way. America was in transition; the discoveries of the late 19th Century were changing our way of life. For those of us who remember the carefree times 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 grandfather's youth" .
Walt Disney
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Walt Disney Photos & Dedication Speech


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3 files, last one added on Aug 26, 2007

Main Street Photos


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1 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2007

Main Street Music (Mellowmen)


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Music from the Mellowmen & Walt's Dedication Speech.

1 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Candy Palace ~ Refreshment Corner. Shop addresses 211-217Located at the northwest end of Main Street (corner of Main and West Plaza Streets) is one of our favorite spots in the park: "Refreshment Corner," sponsored by Coca-Cola. This is a great location to 'people watch' or listen to the Ragtime piano player while grabbing a light lunch or snack. Pianist Rod Miller and Coke Corner are synonomous for many Disneyland fans. Originally from Staples, Minnesota, Rod began playing at 18 years of age. He purchased a rebuilt player-piano and learned to play songs by following the keys with his fingers. After a year of practicing several hours a day he turned professional and moved to California. Rod was spotted by a talent scout while playing at the Maple Leaf Club and in 1969, at twenty one years of age, he began playing at Coca-Cola Corner. Rod is known for his exceptionally quick playing and can play twenty two notes per second! Never having learned to read music, Rod has learned hundreds of songs by ear and added his own personal flourishes and style to them. His version of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" is a personal favorite of Jason's. After thirty six years of entertaining countless guests Rod officially retired in 2007. He still drops by the park on occasion and plays a few songs. We will personally miss Rod's unique and remarkable Ragtime playing but, even more, his bright smile and warm personality.
Located towards the back corner you'll find a second story 'bay-window' pane dedicated to the last cast member to retire who began working on opening day; Bob Penfield. Head of "Club 55," Bob was hired on June 20, 1955 and retired in 1997. The window reads: Club 55 School of Golf. Bob Penfield, Instructor.
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Modified Candy Palace~Refreshment Corner


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86 files, last one added on May 02, 2010

Olszewski's Candy Palace~Refreshment Corner


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Released in December 2005 for $165

13 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2007

Disneyland's Candy Palace~Refreshment Corner


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10 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2007

Candy Palace~Refreshment Corner Music


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Music from Rod Miller

1 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2007

4 albums on 1 page(s)

Carnation Cafe ~ Bakery ~ Ice Cream Parlor & Penny Arcade. Shop addresses 201-209
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Modified Carnation Cafe ~ Bakery ~ Ice Cream Parlor & Penny Arcade


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25 files, last one added on Mar 06, 2010

Olszewski's Carnation Cafe ~ Bakery ~ Ice Cream Parlor & Penny Arcade


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Released in December 2005 for $185

9 files, last one added on Sep 03, 2007

Disneyland's Carnation Cafe ~ Bakery ~ Ice Cream Parlor & Penny Arcade


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5 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Carnation Plaza Gardens
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Modified Carnation Plaza Gardens


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44 files, last one added on Jul 21, 2009

Olszewski's Carnation Plaza Gardens


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Released in September 2007 for $275

13 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2007

Disneyland's Carnation Plaza Gardens


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4 files, last one added on Oct 05, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Castle Bros ~ Disney Clothiers ~ East Center Street. Shop addresses 200-212
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Modified Castle Bros ~ Disney Clothiers ~ East Center Street


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4 files, last one added on Oct 29, 2007

Olszewski's Castle Bros ~ Disney Clothiers ~ East Center Street


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Released in September 2006 for $185

6 files, last one added on Aug 25, 2007

Disneyland's Castle Bros ~ Disney Clothiers ~ East Center Street


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2 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Central Plaza
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Olzewski's Central Plaza


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Released in December 2003 for $95

6 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2007

Disneyland's Central Plaza


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6 files, last one added on May 02, 2008

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

City Hall. Shop address 103 (Guided Tours- 101, Fire Dept.- 105)"Yeah, I was born in that little town...Fort Collins, Colorado. My Dad owned a newspaper there, the Fort Collins Express Courier, and I grew up there. It was a very prosperous town. We had banks that looked like banks, you know, and there was a Victorian city hall. I was born in 1911 and these buildings were around when I was a kid. When I started working on Main Street, I had photographs of Fort Collins taken. I showed them to Walt and he liked them very much. Disneyland's City Hall was copied from Fort Collins...so was the Bank building and some of the others".
Harper Goff (The E Ticket Magazine, Number 14, Winter 1992-1993)
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Modified City Hall


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105 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2010

Olszewski's City Hall


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Released in June, 2004 for $195.00

13 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2007

Disneyland's City Hall


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9 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Crystal Arcade ~ New Century Jewelry. Shop addresses 107-115From 1955-1970 the Upjohn pharmaceutical company occupied the building that is now New Century Jewelry. Upjohn used their store space as a museum to exhibit authentic pharmaceutical equipment. Among the exhibits were 1850 French earthenware candlesticks shaped like lions; a wood and paper microscope; leech glasses; pre-1900 cosmetics; French and Spanish porcelain pharmacy jars; and mortar and pestles made of glass. Many of the items were antiques purchased by Upjohn personnel from auctions, dealers, and old pharmacies in New Orleans, Chicago, New York City, South Carolina, Michigan, and New Jersey. Other items like the showcases and fans were faithfully reproduced and designed by experts. To add to the realism of a nineteenth century pharmacy, registered pharmacists, dressed in period correct clothing, were on duty to answer questions.
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Modified Crystal Arcade ~ New Century Jewelry


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7 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2010

Olszewski's Crystal Arcade ~ New Century Jewelry


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Released in December 2004 for $145

7 files, last one added on Aug 06, 2007

Disneyland's Crystal Arcade ~ New Century Jewelry


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3 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Crystal Arts ~ China Closet ~ Main Street Photo ~ East Plaza Street. Shop addresses 214-222The Insurance Company Of North America (INA) sponsored a guest registration and information center known as "Carefree Corner" in the building now occupied by Kodak. From 1956 until 1974, guests could drop in, sign the registration book, and get useful tips on how to best experience Disneyland from the friendly staff. We wonder where all the guest registration books end up when full?
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Modified Crystal Arts ~ China Closet ~ Main Street Photo


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6 files, last one added on Nov 09, 2007

Olszewski's Crystal Arts ~ China Closet ~ Main Street Photo


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Released in September 2006 for $175

8 files, last one added on Jul 30, 2007

Disneyland's Crystal Arts ~ China Closet ~ Main Street Photo


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4 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Disney Showcase ~ Magic Shop ~ 20th Century Music Company. Shop addresses 100-106What is now the "Disney Showcase" store was originally home to the Wurlitzer piano and organ shop. Around 1957, the store was redesigned and refurbished to the "Wurlitzer Music Hall." Free daily organ concerts were given several times a day by Dee Fisher -his late afternoon performances broadcast over the Park's public address system! The store fronts to the right have had quite a history as a coffee shop. Maxwell House occupied the space from December 1955 until December 1957, when Hills Brothers took over. In December 1976 until late 1978, the restaurant became the "Town Square Cafe." The American Egg Council was next to sponsor the cafe and their "American Egg House" operated until 1983 when it reverted once again to the "Town Square Cafe." It was finally closed altogether in 1992. Jason's parents liked to eat breakfast there and it was excrutiating for him, as a young boy, to sit and wait for everyone to finish- he had a Park to explore!
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Modified Disney Showcase ~ Magic Shop ~ 20th Century Music Company


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48 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2009

Olszeski's Disney Showcase ~ Magic Shop ~ 20th Century Music Company


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Released in September 2005 for $170

15 files, last one added on Aug 06, 2007

Disneyland's Disney Showcase ~ Magic Shop ~ 20th Century Music Company


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8 files, last one added on Dec 06, 2009

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Emporium. Shop addresses 101-105This is the largest store in the Park. Its storefront windows have a tradition of model displays depicting Disney animated films. Located inside you will also find some full size animated figures (not quite fully 'audio-animatronic') on the mezanine level in scenes of the store's barber, tailor, and hat-making departments. Because of the vast merchandise floor displays, most guests never even notice these 'employees' so, next time you visit, be sure to direct your eyes upwards. In 1955, Bekins Moving and Storage sponsored a lost and found and locker facility in a quaintly styled brick building just to the left of the Emporium and across the street from the Firehouse. Later, Global Van Lines took over the facility and an especially attractive Global "Gurrmobile" was constructed to reinforce the image of an active company in Town Square. Sometime in the 1990's this building was completely torn down and a new facade was constructed to expand the sales floor of the Emporium. The lockers and lost and found were located to a newly remodeled location at the end of East Center Street.
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Modified Emporium


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30 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2010

Olszewski's Emporium


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Released in December 2004 for $180

9 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2007

Disneyland's Emporium


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2 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Hat Shop ~ Opera House ~ Main Street Bank. Town Squre addresses 200-Mad Hatter; 203-Opera House; 205-Disney Gallery; 207-BankDisneyland is the only Disney park to have an Opera House on Town Square/Main Street. The Opera House was the first building to be constructed on site because it served as the lumber yard and mill for all of the intricate woodwork used throughout the Park. Even the hull for the Peter Pan Pirate ship (removed in 1983)was constructed backstage just beyond its doors. The 'Opera House' served this purpose until 1960. The first attraction to be housed inside was the "Babes In Toyland" exhibit beginning for the holiday season in 1961. After completion of the film musical, Walt had the 'Babe' sets transported to Disneyland directly from the Disney studios in Glendale. Following the "Toyland" exhibit, from 1963 until 1964 the "Mickey Mouse Club Headquarters" occupied the structure. Finally, after the close of the 1964 New York World's Fair -for which "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln" was developed- the attraction opened at the Park in time for Disneyland's 10th Anniversary celebration on July 18, 1965. On opening, the theater's capacity was 501 guests. In April, 1973, a combined show titled "The Walt Disney Story, Featuring Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln" opened for a long engagement. The show was tweaked sometime around 2000 with "virtual sound" broadcast to special headphones worn by guests. This show also featured a naration (vocal impersonation) and incredible photographs of the 16th President and the Civil War taken by 19th century photgrapher, Mathew Brady. (we loved this show!) After a brief refurbishment for Disneyland's 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2005, "Disneyland, The First 50 Magical Years," debuted and is still currently running. UPDATE: Nov.2009. The "Disney Gallery" is now open in its new location (from above "Pirates" in New Orleans Square) occupying space taken from both the Lincoln Theater lobby and the Bank of Main Street. Also, in honor of his 200th birthday, the latest version of "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" is now playing.
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Modified Hat Shop ~ Opera House ~ Main Street Bank


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135 files, last one added on Sep 04, 2009

Olszewski's Hat Shop ~ Opera House ~ Main Street Bank


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Released in March 2005 for $180

12 files, last one added on Aug 06, 2007

Disneyland's Hat Shop ~ Opera House ~ Main Street Bank


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3 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2009

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Main Street Train Station. Town Square address 100
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Modified Train Station


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133 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2010

Olszewski's Train Station


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Released in June 2005 for $245

1 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2007

Disneyland's Train Station


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5 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Market House ~ Disneyana ~ Main Street Cinema. Shop addresses 108-122Disneyland's Market House is a recreation of an early 20th century general store. If we went back in time about 100 years, a general store would carry an array of items that its town folk might need, anything from "cradles to caskets". Items were often bartered and store credit was extended to all who needed it. Locals would gather at the store for a game of checkers or to catch up on the latest "news" in town. Often, a pot bellied stove, used to provide warmth, would be the store's centerpiece. So it is from this interesting history, that Disney Imagineers created the Main Street Market House. Today, Guests can purchase a variety of items including a toaster or a bag of cookies, and old fashioned phones allow Guests to listen in on a party-line. And while the pot bellied stove is never "fired up", it adds a sense of nostalgia for bygone days... (References- www.mastgeneralstore.com, Vacationland Fall/Winter 1983/1984)
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Modified Market House ~ Disneyana ~ Main Street Cinema


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Main Street Lockers and Storage model

41 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2010

Olszewski's Market House ~ Disneyana ~ Main Street Cinema


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Released in March 2005 for $170

9 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2007

Disneyland's Market House ~ Disneyana ~ Main Street Cinema


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8 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2007

Market House ~ Disneyana ~ Main Street Cinema Misc. Files


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Music & an Old Picture

2 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2007

4 albums on 1 page(s)

Plaza InnThe Plaza Inn is a 1955 original and was first named the Red Wagon Inn and sponsored by Swift Foods for 10 years. One of the Swift Food's icons during the 1950's was a red horse drawn delivery wagon; thus the name "Red Wagon Inn." The Plaza Inn was one of Walt Disney's favorite restaurants and he had a private dining room in the rear of the restaurant where he would entertain friends and special guests. It was the only restaurant during the 1950's to serve full course meals and the restaurant featured authentic turn of the century furnishings. The stained glass ceiling, the leaded cut glass entrance doors and other furnishings, were taken from a mansion built in 1870. The "back stage" side of the kitchen serves an attached cast member cafeteria known as the "Inn Between" -a play on both the words "Inn" and "in-between-er;" an artist working in animation responsible for drawing the sequences between key character movements in a scene.

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Modified Plaza Inn


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68 files, last one added on Aug 12, 2008

Olszewski's Plaza Inn


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Released in March 2007 for $245

12 files, last one added on Aug 24, 2007

Disneyland's Plaza Inn


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13 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2009

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Plaza Pavilion
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Modified Plaza Pavilion


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2 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2010

Olszewski's Plaza Pavilion


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Released in August 2007 for $275 (includes the Tiki Room and Aladdin's Oasis)

12 files, last one added on Aug 12, 2007

Disneyland's Plaza Pavilion


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3 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Town SquareThe layout of Town Square is often overlooked. Its ingenious -and yet simple- design smoothly funnels guests onto Main Street and towards the Central Plaza. In the center lies a park (within the Park) where guests can relax with a bag of popcorn while catching a band concert, or board the Horse Drawn Trolley for a leisurely ride up to the Central Plaza. At the base of the flagpole lies a brass plaque containing Disneyland's dedication speach as written and delivered by Walt on July 17, 1955. Everyday at 4:30pm, the Disneyland band provides stirring patriotic music while a Color Guard respectfully lowers and retires the national and state flags. This ceremony is highly moving and we recommend witnessing it on your next visit if you haven't before. Now, the flags themselves are a bit of a dilemma for the Park. The official era for which Main Street U.S.A exists in is from 1890 to 1910. To be properly themed, Old Glory in Town Square would have to have less than 48 stars, and the California state flag wasn't adopted until 1911. But, hey, who's paying attention anyway?
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Modified Town Square


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50 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2010

Olszewski's Town Square


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Released in June 2004 for $125

22 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2007

Disneyland's Town Square


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6 files, last one added on Nov 04, 2007

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

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When the sanding was complete all the wood left was in the low areas. The train right of way has now been leveled and is ready for the track.
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Consulting our park photos revealed the rest of the 50th pattern for the landscape area. The gold 'ribbon' was sketched on card stock, cut out and glued in place.
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A woman is using one of the pay-phones located next to the cast member entrance. Her boyfriend is urging her to get off the phone so that they can go and enjoy the park.
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