Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Disneyland Construction Series: Main Street U.S.A.



Here’s an extremely early shot of Main Street under construction from 1955. No Train Station. No Plaza Inn. Not even an Opera House.

As we zoom in for detail shot #1, Plaza Inn is nothing but a foundation and mark in the dirt.



Back behind what will eventually be Coke Corner, you can see the future path of the Jungle Cruise as well as the soon-to-be rock formation of The Backside of Water. It always amazes me just how close to Main Street the Jungle Cruise is.



If you’re waiting for the E.P. Ripley, you’re going to be waiting quite awhile. On the left, note the structure being used as the lumberyard is the future location of the Opera House.



See more vintage & current Main Street U.S.A. photos at my regular website.

5 comments:

Thufer said...

what a grate post Dave. thanks for the detail look at the construction. your correct, the JC is very close to the back side of main street west.
i hope you have more of these coming.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

WOW, I love this never before seen (by me) construction photo, thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

Very cool shot!!

George Taylor said...

WOW!

Katella Gate said...

In the first picture, at 9 o'clock you can see the pre-finished tower roof for City Hall just in front of the Opera House saw mill.