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statue of Walt and Mickey, called "Partners",
stands at the end of Main Street.
park was designed by Walt Disney's movie studio
staff to have five distinctly-themed "lands".
Three more lands have been added since the park's
the center of the park stands Sleeping Beauty
on the stereotypical turn-of-the-20th-century
city Main Street, specifically Disney's boyhood
home of Marceline, Missouri, Main Street, U.S.A.
is home to many shops but is the only land in
all of Disneyland without a permanent ride.
1880s-styled shops that line Main Street appear
to be full two-story buildings. In reality, however,
they implement forced perspective to give the
illusion that they are full height. The second
levels of the buildings are a few feet short of
being full size. If the Disneyland architects
had made the buildings a full two stories high,
they would have looked incongruously tall compared
to the castle.
Disney said, "For those of us who remember
the carefree time it recreates, Main Street will
bring back happy memories. For younger visitors,
it is an adventure in turning back the calendar
to the days of grandfather's youth." Above
the firehouse is Walt Disney's personal apartment,
fully furnished but off-limits to the public.
A lamp is kept burning in the window as a tribute
to his memory.
is designed to be an exotic tropical place in
a far-off region of the world. "To create
a land that would make this dream reality,"
said Walt Disney, "we pictured ourselves
far from civilization, in the remote jungles of
Asia and Africa." Attractions include the
"Temple of the Forbidden Eye" in Indiana
Jones Adventure, the Jungle Cruise and "Tarzan's
recreates the setting of pioneer days along the
American frontier. According to Walt Disney, "All
of us have cause to be proud of our country's
history, shaped by the pioneering spirit of our
forefathers. Our adventures are designed to give
you the feeling of having lived, even for a short
while, during our country's pioneer days."
Frontierland is home to the Pinewood Indians band
of animatronic Native Americans, who live on the
banks of the Rivers of America. Entertainment
and attractions include Fantasmic!, Big Thunder
Mountain Railroad, Mark Twain Riverboat, and Sailing
Disney said, "What youngster has not dreamed
of flying with Peter Pan over moonlit London,
or tumbling into Alice's nonsensical Wonderland?
In Fantasyland, these classic stories of everyone's
youth have become realities for youngsters - of
all ages - to participate in."
was originally styled in a fairground fashion,
but its 1983 refurbishment turned it into a Bavarian
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