Monday, November 11, 2013

Trip Report Pt. 6: The Dapper Dans and Disneyland Railroad

Back in Town Square, I saw the Horse-Drawn Streetcar and debated taking a spin down Main Street U.S.A. Once I saw that the Dapper Dans would be riding it too, the debate was over.

Jeremy, the Dapper Dan on the right, has previously sung over at DCA as one of the Red Car News Boys.

Warming up before the journey begins:

And we're off! What a treat it was to sit back and relax on the Horse-Drawn Streetcar while the Dapper Dans serenaded guests with their a capella harmonies.

With a tip of the hat, the songs were over and it was time for me to exit.

Next, I decided to ride the Disneyland Railroad. I wasn't quite ready to leave the park as it was still early, but I wasn't really inclined to ride any of the attractions since the lines had begun to explode.

On my check list of photos for this visit was the Main Street Train Station. I realized I had very few contemporary shots of the side that faces Town Square.

As you can see, I rectified that problem!

The former ticket booth window:

Inside, the Nelson-Wiggen Orchestron awaits a guest's coin to come to life with a song:

And then Engine #3, the Fred Gurley, steamed into the station and it was time for me to take the Grand Circle Tour.

Well, not quite Grand Circle. I got off at Toon Town, which is where I'll meet all of you tomorrow.

See more vintage & current Disneyland Dapper Dan photos on my Dapper Dan web page.


K. Martinez said...

There's always one or two rides on the Main Street Vehicles for me when visiting the Park. For me the Main Street experience isn't complete without it.

You did an awesome job covering the Main Street Station as it is today. I remember the vintage ticket booth photo you posted in an earlier blog entry. Seeing it in today's post, it just doesn't seem the same without its function. Nice update. Thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

The Dapper Dans are wearing mics, but where are the speakers that amplify their voices? I assume they can walk around freely, do they wear speakers??

Dan Heaton said...

This is a part of the Disney parks that I haven't been as good at enjoying lately. As a kid, we frequently rode the Main Street vehicles and took our time there. I always make a point to do the railroad, though.

Daveland said...

Major - It must be some newfangled kind of technology!