Description And Comments
A warm and well-presented remembrance of the man who started it all. Well worth seeing; especially touching for those old enough to remember Walt Disney himself. The attraction consists of a museum of Disney memorabilia. Especially interesting are displays illustrating the construction and evolution of Disneyland, including a beautiful scale model of the park as it looked on opening day. A short film starring comedian (and former Disneyland cast member) Steve Martin and Donald Duck, originally created to celebrate the parkâ€™s 50th anniversary in 2005, screens in the lobby as a preshow.
Beyond the Disney memorabilia, guests are admitted to a large theater where Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln is presented. A patriotic performance, Great Moments stars an extremely lifelike and sophisticated audio-animatronic Abe Lincoln delivering an amalgamation of his notable speeches (though the over-familiar â€œGettysburg Addressâ€ is not recited in full) as originally recorded by Royal Dano for the 1964 Worldâ€™s Fair. Lincolnâ€™s recently upgraded head is stunningly emotive, capable of wrinkling his brow and pursing his lips with unrivaled realism. New surround sound effects and songs borrowed from Epcotâ€™s American Adventure add to this brief but inspiring biography of Americaâ€™s 16th president.
Seasonally, The Voices of Liberty, an a capella vocal group imported from Epcot, sings patriotic songs inside the Main Street Opera House before showings of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
You usually do not have to wait long for this show, so see it during the busy times of day when lines are long elsewhere or as you are leaving the park. Sit up close to best see the detail on the Lincoln figure, or a few rows back for a more comfortable view of the screen. Before or after the show, stop in the adjacent Disney Gallery, a small museum celebrating Disney history.
Other Attractions in Main Street, U.S.A.
- A Christmas Fantasy Parade
- Believe...In Holiday Magic
- Candlelight Processional
- Dapper Dans
- Disney Gallery
- Disneyland Band
- Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station
- Main Street Cinema
- Main Street Piano Player
- Main Street Vehicles
- The Straw Hatters
- Wintertime Enchantment Holiday Lighting
Touring Plans with The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
- Disneyland One-Day Touring Plan for Adults
- Disneyland Author's Select One-Day Plan
- Disneyland Two-Day Plan A - Day 1
- Disneyland Two-Day Plan B - Day 1
|Nostalgic exhibits documenting the Disney success story followed by an audio-animatronic patriotic presentation|
|Shows every||21 minutes|
|Average wait||14 minutes|
|Location||Main Street, U.S.A.|
|Opening Date||July 18, 1965|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
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