Main Street

Bank Fun Facts

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  1. The Bank of America on Main Street was a functioning bank (for Cast Members) until the late '70's. It was also the only bank in America that was open on Sunday. I still have a book of checks on which all the characters are standing in front of the castle. The Bank's address was "Disneyland 1313 Harbor Blvd, etc." The Bank had a Sleeping Beauty Castle cancellation for checks. I use to get a lot of second takes when people would take my checks.
    REPORTED: PhilChil 08 DEC 95
    CONFIRMED: David L. Masanich 11 MAR 96
    CONFIRMED: Anne Inda 03 JUL 96
    Bank of America also had another branch open on Sundays at the Queen Mary as well - so there where at least "two branches" of BofA open on Sunday
    UPDATE: Mark Panitz 01 NOV 98
    When I use to work at the park in the late 70's there was a bank backstage for the employees to cash their checks called Mickey's Mint. It was a small branch of Bank of America. Many a time I cashed my check and spent 1/2 before I left the park!!!!
    UPDATE: Sue 24 FEB 02
  2. Above the Bank is the control booth for the parades. When Light Magic was the summer parade, I was lucky enough to view part of the parade from the booth. Another interesting fact from light magic is that there are tiny sensors in the street that kept the floats centered on the street to ensure that the film projetors could hit the exact same place every time.
    REPORTED: Chris Jones 30 APR 98

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