- Disneyland Park Anaheim
Lonely Planet review for Main-Street USA
Upon entering the park, you're funneled onto Main Street USA. Fashioned after Walt's hometown of Marceline, Missouri, it resembles a classic turn-of-the-20th-century all-American town, before the advent of the mall. Everything here is designed to celebrate an idealized vision of the USA. The music playing in the background is from American musicals and there's a flag-retreat ceremony every afternoon.
Have your picture taken with Mickey or Minnie or any of the other oversized characters prancing around. You can also catch the Disneyland Railroad, a steam train that loops the park and stops at four different stations along the way. Pay attention to the wonderful optical illusion along Main St. As you look from the entrance, up the street toward Sleeping Beauty Castle, everything looks big and far away. When you're at the castle looking back, everything looks closer and smaller. Welcome to Disneyland.