July 3, 2017

Palm Parlor in Disneyland

In Disneyland, on Main Street USA, is a shop called Palm Parlor. Like many stores on Main Street, it's not a real store. It's just a facade to what's really on the other side of the wall.

Fargo Palm Parlor

What makes this place stand out from the rest is that its the only place on Main Street that has a porch. It's the only place to have a chair. It's a great place to watch the Main Street parades.

What's with the Name?

The Official name of the shop is Fargo's Palm Parlor. The first name isn't so easy to see as your walking by the shop.

On April 29, 2009, Roland "Rolly" Crump became the assistant to the Palm Reader. You can see his name in one of the second-story windows. Roland was a key player in helping Walt make Disneyland become a reality. He was instrumental in getting the designs in the Haunted Mansion, it's a small world and the Enchanted Tiki Room.

His name was chosen to be the assistant because he wanted the Haunted Mansion to be a walk-through type of experience. He envisioned a "Museum of the Weird." That's why he got the Palm reader honor.

The photos that I have doesn't include the window since it was taken before the window was put in.

Fargo Palm View

Can you go in?

The store door doesn't actually open. On the opposite side is Silhouette Studio. When you're in the store you can see people sitting in the rocking chair.

People Watching

This is a great place for people watching. You can watch families walking down Main Street excited about their day in Disneyland. There are seats here for five people.

Unfortunately this isn't a great location to watch the fireworks as you don't have a good view of the castle.

Finding the Palm Parlor

The Fargo's Palm Parlor is only on the Main Street in Disneyland. It's located about 2/3 of the way down the street on your right as you walk in from the main entrance. Your best chances of getting a seat is early in the morning.

The next time you walk down Main Street USA, walk slower and pay attention to the details.

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