Building the Dream: The Making of Disneyland Park – Main Entrance

George Savvas

by , Director, Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

The Main Entrance turnstiles are where most guests begin their visit to Disneyland park – exclusively so until the Disneyland Monorail extended its track to the Disneyland Hotel in 1961.


As this photo shows, construction of the park was well underway by the time the Main Entrance turnstiles were built.


One month later, only days before opening day, the turnstiles were completed. A lot of progress was also made at Main Street Station and on the “floral Mickey” designed to greet guests upon their arrival into the park.

Check back for “construction updates” soon!

Previously in the “Building the Dream” series:

  • Building the Dream: The Making of Disneyland Park
  • Comments

    • The entrance to Disneyland (train station and floral Mickey) was my Halloween costume last year. I had a blast making it.

    • So cool! Thanks for posting these photos George. 🙂

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