A visit to Disneyland for many is like a journey back to a simpler, more innocent time. For millions of visitors, a walk down Main Street evokes nostalgic feelings from childhood when a visit to the park was one of the best days of your young life.
So it’s no surprise that old photos from Disneyland’s past are so fun to look at for so many. A photo from Tomorrowland in the 70s or Adventureland in the 60s somehow provokes you to recall or imagine what it would be like to be there then.
Depending on your age, you may remember a time before season passes, crushing crowds and the need for a FASTPASS to expect to ride Space Mountain on the day of your visit. You may remember a little more elbow room and a few closed attractions like Adventure Thru Inner Space, Peoplemover, riding through Matterhorn Mountain on the Skyway or even waving to the live Mermaids at the Submarine Lagoon.
Regardless of when your first or last visit was to the Happiest Place on Earth, we invite you to take a trip back in time down Harbor Boulevard and into another era as you begin your walk down Main Street U.S.A. and experience the wonder and excitement of Disneyland from decades past.
1 Harbor Boulevard on the way to the park. Circa 1950s
The original parking fee was just 25 cents. Today, parking is $25 for a car or motorcycle and $30 for an oversized vehicle such as a motor home. "Preferred parking," closer proximity to elevators and escalators at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, is $40.