Old Town Fort Collins buildings influence Disneyland Main Street USA

(This full story appears in the January/February 2015 issue of Colorado Life Magazine)

Fort Collins-born illustrator Harper Goff, world-renowned for creating the set for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and the Nautilus submarine filmed in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, used the buildings from his childhood hometown, like the Linden Hotel and the Old Firehouse, as models for Disneyland’s Main Street USA. Here are photos of some of the Fort Collins buildings which influenced Goff and the buildings at Disneyland which resulted from his vision.


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