From: Darrelyn Casey 01 APR 06
My family and my mother's twin sister's family vacationed at Disneyland in the late 1960's. My little brother, Gordon, became very ill in the park. Due to the situation, my mother took him to the first aid center on Main Street, where his condition was assessed. The knowledgeable and helpful medical staff whisked them away, to an underground clinic or mini-hospital, where my brother was treated (as per Disney rules and regulations) and both he and my mother were able to rest in comfort. Disneyland took good care of my loved ones back then and still does to this day.
From: Nicole 09 AUG 01
When I was in Disneyland last May, my two cousins and I were walking down Main Street and I saw Daper Dans. I told them that we have to stop and listen to them because the sing well and they are funny. Well, we watched them for a while and during the song "My Coney Island Girl" (I don't know the exact name, the man dressed as the cop kept looking at me and smiling. He would look away and then look at my cousin and then back at me. Then the others started to look at me (probably because I was smiling and blushing). It was soooooo fun!!! I wasn't having a good day because many of the DCA attractions broke down while I was over there, but Daper Dans made me laugh I had a good time!!! I hope to see them again when I return to Disneyland!!!
From: Eco-Mono 18 APR 01
There is a band of singers at Main Street called the Dapper Dans. They performed Tuesday at 5:30 PM in front of the Jewelry Shop, and they are SO funny. They sing classic Disney songs and other songs, and have these neat chime things that they play during their songs. The time I was there, they let my brother play one while singing Pop Goes the Weasel!
From: Colleen Harmon-Bond 27 FEB 01
My family went to a GTE night one time, and I was soo excited to get to ride Splash Mountain-that had just opened- that I RAN through the park. Ony I didn't get far. right in the main street cult-a-sac, my shoe snagged the trolley track, and I fell up onto the curb hitting my head on one of the old posts that they used to tie horses up to ( they had a horse figure on top, and a metal hitching thing). Well, I didn't stop, but my parents soon noticed I had hit pretty hard. ( Due to all the blood. I didn't notice, I just wanted get to the ride) I was rushed to a Cast Member who took me behind the scenes to the right side of Main Street where I saw behind Mainstreetand the back part off Space Mountain. There is an emergency room back there. I remember waiting -what seemed to me like forever- for a doctor, but they checked me out and I was OK. What I thought more interesting than that whole experience though was that the next time I went to Disneyland, they had taken all the posts out that were too close to the street and the trolley track. And I just have to wonder if I had something to do with it.!
From: Tricia 12 APR 02
Years ago, I had the honor of being in the Christmas candlelight procession. It was the most amazing choir to be a part of. Over the years, it has changed. It is no longer on the steps of the Main Street Train Station. It is now located in the Fantasyland Theater with very limited seating. Of course most of the seats go to the VIP guests and the rest of the seats are given away early in the morning on a first come first serve basis. Needless to say if you are not at the park bright and early you will not get a seat. It is such a beautiful presentation of the Christmas Story and I wish more people could see it.
The Candlelight Procession is a parade done just before Christmas. The choir you see walk down Main street to the front of the train station is made up of High School choirs. They have to submit there entries by mail months before and get excepted to go. They must also practice before the performance with a Guest Director and Guest Speaker who will tell the story of Christ Birth. This is done in the Production studio where the Electric Parade is normally at. Even with all the practice you don't just here the choirs when they're processing that music and some voices are pumped through speakers. When they are at the train station its just the choirs. The candles you see them holding are actually battery operated. I had the honor of doing this all 4yrs I was at Jupiter High School. What an experience.
One night a friend and I wanted to be the last people to leave Disneyland. It was a 6:00 pm closing so we wouldn't be there that late (as opposed to the Park closing at midnight and the last people leaving at 1 am or so). We decided to sit on the benches at the Main Street Train Station, a prime location for watching parades. We sat there and talked and watched the crowd slowly diminsh. When the crowd thinned out to about 20 people or so we got involved in our conversation and weren't looking out for the other guests and security guards (they are supposed monitor guests and make sure they all leave before they give the all clear signal so clean-up crews and others can come out and begin their after-hours work). After awhile I looked around and noticed there wasn't another soul on Main Street, not even Security. We then got a little worried and walked down to the exit. All the gates had been closed! Luckily there was someone at the gate to let us out. They asked where we were and I had answered, truthfully, that we were in plain sight on the benches at the station! We were let out, no further questions asked, but given quite a strange look!