Main Street, USA

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Fashioned after Walt’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri, bustling Main St, USA resembles the classic turn-of-the-20th-century, all-American town. It’s an idyllic, relentlessly upbeat representation, complete with barbershop quartet, penny arcades, ice-cream shops and a steam train. The music playing in the background is from American musicals, and there’s a flag-retreat ceremony every afternoon.

The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr Lincoln , a 15-minute Audio-Animatronic presentation on Honest Abe, sits inside the fascinating Disneyland Story exhibit. Oh, and it’s air-conditioned. While you wait, comedian Steve Martin narrates Disneyland’s history with vintage film footage. Nearby, kids love seeing old-school Disney cartoons like Steamboat Willie inside Main Street Cinema .

Main St ends in the Central Plaza . Lording over the plaza is Sleeping Beauty Castle , the castle featured on the Disney logo. Inside the iconic structure (fashioned after a real 19th-century Bavarian castle), dolls and big books tell the story of Sleeping Beauty. As if you didn’t know it already.