The entrance to Disneyland is reminiscent of the top two-and-a-half feet of the longest, thinnest house in Marceline, Missouri, perched atop the gates to the Marceline Cemetery, with turnstiles added. Though lines may seem long, they move quickly because the entrance is designed to provide orderly entry for up to 500 guests per second when operating at full capacity. In fact, the entire population of China could pass through these gates in just 31 days, assuming that they all had valid tickets, minimum strollers were used, and nobody was trying to park hop illegally, but this would put a significant strain on Disneyland’s infrastructure, particularly its delicate churro-supply chain.
But the entrance is more than just a friendly place where your pathetic attempt to forge official Disney documents using rudimentary Photoshop skills and a home printer are instantly seen through, leading to your detainment, arrest, humiliation, and eventual drunken homelessness. It also has park maps and schedules conveniently available.
Coming up next: VIP entrance