Fun Fact Friday- Main Street USA

I’ve done a LOT of Disney research and reading, because let’s face it… I love Disney parks, and consider Walt Disney to be one of my idols!  I’ve heard many times that Main Street USA is supposedly based on Walt’s childhood hometown of Marceline Missouri.

After more research I’ve discovered however that Main Street USA was based on two towns!  A man named Harper Goff worked along side of Walt Disney when developing Main Street USA.  He grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and showed Walt photos of his hometown.  Main Street USA is based on elements of both Marceline, and Fort Collins.

Additional Fun Fact- each Disney Park worldwide has their own version of Main Street USA, although it may have a different name in some international locations.

Main Street- Fort Collins, Colorado

Main Street- Fort Collins, Colorado

Main Street- Marceline Missouri

Main Street- Marceline Missouri

Main Street USA, Disneyland

Main Street USA, Disneyland

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Words of Walt- Main Street USA

Today’s post is about the first thing you will see when you walk into WDW’s Magic Kingdom, or Disneyland!  Main Street USA 🙂

“Main Street, USA is America at the turn of the century- the crossroads of an era.  The gas lamps and the electric lamp- the horse-drawn car and auto car.  Main Street is everyone’s hometown- the heartline of America.”

Check in tomorrow for some fun facts about Main Street USA!

Main Street USA, Disneyland

Main Street USA, Disneyland

Main Street USA- Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Main Street USA- Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

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