Building the Dream: The Making of Disneyland Park – Main Street Station

George Savvas

by , Director, Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

Continuing our look at Disneyland park during its construction, today I’m sharing two very rare photos of Main Street Station, the popular starting point of your “grand circle tour” aboard the vintage trains of the Disneyland Railroad.


This image was taken as the framing of the building was far enough along to recognize the train station we know today.


Just over one month later, the progress is stunning. I can practically hear the bell ringing and the whistle blowing as the train approaches.

You’ll notice that the clock tower doesn’t have a clock yet. In our next “construction update” you’ll see why that’s a very good thing.

Previously in the “Building the Dream” series:


  • These pictures are great! I believe that David Lichtenstein wanted to build something like that…

  • These pictures are amazing! Please keep them coming!

  • I have seen MANY Disneyland construction photos and I have to say these photos are the most remarkable I have come across. You can really see Anaheim was NOTHING in the background except orange trees and dirt. In the 2nd photo is Walt the gentlemen in the Hat with the white shirt? Very cool photos. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • I’m really loving these photos!

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