The story of Disneyland's Main Street and Old Town Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - Even if you've only lived in Fort Collins for a short time, you've probably heard the Disneyland story.

"Did you know..." people will say to their out-of-town guests as they stroll through Old Town, launching into the tale about how its historic storefronts influenced the design for Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A.

As the story goes, Hollywood set designer Harper Goff, who was responsible for designing several street fronts for Main Street, U.S.A., grew up in Fort Collins and used the buildings of his childhood to inspire Disneyland's designs.

But, if you've heard that story, you've probably heard the one that contradicts it — the one that says Main Street, U.S.A., was instead inspired by Walt Disney's hometown of Marceline, Missouri.

Read more at the Fort Collins Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2fRocEZ

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