Discover All the Modes of Transportation on Main Street USA – Life In Mouse Years

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Do you have a favorite mode of transportation on Main Street? Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A has a lot of different ways to travel down towards Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Today I would like to talk about all the modes of transportation on Main Street that you can take.

Discover All the Modes of Transportation on Main Street U.S.A.

Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland is designed to resemble a turn of the century, Victorian-style small town in the United States. Did you know that you can travel down Main Street in vehicles from that time period?

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One of the original attractions from opening day in 1955 is these transportation vehicles. They are a Horse Drawn Street Car, Jitney, Fire Engine, and Omnibus.






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The red Jitney at Disneyland.

Horse-Drawn Streetcar

The first mode of transportation on Main Street is the Horse Drawn Streetcar. The Horse Drawn Streetcar is a streetcar that glides along rails that are on the street. It is pulled by a horse! The horses even have a cast member name tag. It is on the inside of the streetcar. How cool is that?

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Horse-drawn carriage in Disneyland.


The next mode of transportation on Main Street that you can ride is called Jitney. This vehicle first came out in the early 1900s and it started out as a bus. The car was like a taxi service back in the day. It is fun to check this car out. Then you can tell all your friends that you got to ride in a Jitney.

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The yellow Jitney at Disneyland.
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The red Jitney on Main Street U.S.A.

Fire Engine

The third mode of transportation is a Fire Engine. Now, it is by no means a fire engine that you would think of by today’s standards. This one is one of the first fire engines that were made. A lot smaller than today’s fire engines. This one is still a treat to try out.

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Fire Engine in Disneyland.


The last mode of transportation on Main Street vehicle is the Omnibus. This is something like what you would see in movies that take place in London. It is a double-decker bus. Which means it has two levels. The stairs to go on the second level are on the backside of the bus. It is a bit of a circular staircase. (You can kind of see what I mean in the photo below) You can also be on the lower level. Either way, this vehicle is fun to ride as well.

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The Omnibus in Disneyland.
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The back of the Omnibus in Disneyland.

One Way Trips

All of these vehicles are one-way trips. There are signs both at Town Square (right as you enter Main Street from the train tunnels) and at the Central Hub (right in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle).

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One of the signs for one of the modes of transportation vehicles.

When I was growing up, we never rode these vehicles. I am not sure why we didn’t. They are so fun to ride!

I think my favorite is the Horse-Drawn Streetcar. But a close runner-up is the double-decker Omnibus. The Omnibus is an experience. If you can get up to the second level, the view of Main Street from there is really something! You can see the building’s second story from a new perspective.

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View from the top of the Omnibus.
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View from the omnibus in Disneyland.

Plus looking down on everything is a neat experience as well. Besides these vehicles being a fun way to enjoy Main Street, they can save your feet from a little bit of walking. Also, you can avoid fighting the crowds by riding these vehicles from one side of Main Street to the other. If you have been to Disneyland during a busy season, you know what kind of blessing these vehicles are.

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One thing you will want to keep in mind is that you must be able to walk some or be assisted by your party. There are steps up to get onto the vehicles. Wheelchairs can be folded up and put on the vehicles.

Something else to keep in mind is that these vehicles only run for certain hours of the day. Which I believe is from opening until dusk. (I have never seen them running at night).

In Conclusion

If you haven’t tried out one of these modes of transportation options on Main Street U.S.A., make sure to give it a try on your next trip. It is a real treat!


Have you tried out one of these modes of transportation vehicles? Which is your favorite? Drop a comment below and let me know which is your favorite and why.

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About Melisa Rice 182 Articles
Melisa has had a love for Disneyland that started at a very young age. Her family traveled to Disneyland every year or two when she was growing up. As she got older, she began to read anything she could get her hands on regarding Disneyland. If you ask her anything about Disneyland, she is always willing to share her knowledge. As a former Manager of a video store, she has a wealth of knowledge about movies as well. In addition to these experiences, she also loves to take landscape photography, do crafting, bake cakes for her nieces and nephews. But most of all, she enjoys reading the Bible.


  1. Good pictures of all the vehicles and I learned something new, about a jitney, never heard of one before. Fun learning all sorts of things on here. Thanks.

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