1,000 Pictures of Disneyland - Main Street
Documenting the Landmarks and Corners of Disneyland
By Rob Cockerham |
Disneyland is a special place. Surgically planned and meticulously maintained, there is something special everywhere you look.
I'm a camera-wielding guy, so I've amassed my own collection of photos throughout the park. The shortcomings of this photo collection revealed itself to me when I was re-creating the park for my Disneyland Costume. I had a dozen questions that my photos couldn't answer. What's the pavillion tent look like? Are the buildings on the Frontierland island large or small? What else is in that group of buildings with the Golden Horseshoe? I had no idea.
With this kind of question in mind, I gave myself a special assignment on my latest trip. Photograph the crap out of Disneyland.
Mission accomplished. I snapped a thousand of them.
Disneyland is split into nine areas, and I've split the photos up by area, and split those areas up further to help guide visitors to exactly the image they might be looking for. First up, Main Street!
Not listed on the map: Night parade photos, day parade and fireworks. The arch photos are below. Click to see photos from train station, the south circle, inside shops, alley, street, Plaza Inn, north circle, Sleeping Beauty's Castle, Tomorrowland portal, Adventureland portal, Frontierland portal.
There are two arches which lead into Disneyland park. I think most people enter the park through the right-hand one, which is the East arch.
This is the view emerging from that arch, getting a first-look at Disneyland, starting up Main Street.
Looking back at the arch, just inside.
Backing up, this is the plaque above the arch entering the park.
In the eastern arch.
Looking back at the arch from just inside. The arch provides a passage under the train tracks which define the perimeter of Disneyland.
For more photos of the train station, visit the Train Station Section.
Here's a look at the western arch. This archway is more popular for exiting, probably because people in the US are used to driving on the right-hand side of the road.
There will be a select number of genuinely good photos in this collection. This is one of those photos.
There are eight posters in each arch, promoting rides and attractions in the park.
Glancing back towards Disneyland.
I wonder when this Pirates poster was designed and printed.
Just inside the western arch, guided tours kiosk.
Just inside, south of town hall.
Shrubs containing the train station above.
Can you imagine how long it takes to train a vine like this?
Roses near the archway.
Souvenirs stand.Click to see photos from train station, the south circle, inside shops, alley, street, Plaza Inn, north circle, Sleeping Beauty's Castle, Tomorrowland portal, Adventureland portal, Frontierland portal.