Disneyland Tour: Main Street restrooms

Disneyland Tour: Main Street restrooms

The Main Street restrooms (technically Disneyland Main Street Town Square West Guest Restrooms M and F) are some of the largest in the park. They’re adorned in turn-of-the-20th-century style, with newfangled flush toilets, lead-pipe plumbing, attendants who will actually smile at a nickel tip, and (for the ladies) corset stands and baby-changing stations with cloth diapers and pins.

When Disneyland first opened in 1955, this location was a small stage on which musical numbers and short humorous skits were performed. The park did not have any restrooms at that time because Walt Disney thought that such base facilities were not “magical” and tended to detract from the park’s overall show. “Nobody comes to Disneyland to go to the bathroom,” he is rumored to have complained, to which his wife is said to have replied, “The park can survive a little reality. Give it a restroom” (from which we get the phrase “give it a rest.”)

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