The marquee tends to generate a lot of attention; but the real gem, the building itself, is often ignored.
This shop actually represents an important part of Disney history, and it now has a twin at another Disney park, Disney's California Adventure!
This shop is a replica of the Carthay Circle Theater in old Hollywood, the home for many premieres and an icon of that glamorous golden age of the cinema. Even more importantly, the Carthay Circle Theater housed the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney's first animated feature length film which, next to Mickey Mouse, helped started it all!
When you pass by this shop at the park, Disney has hinted towards this piece of their history with the vintage posters of Snow White in the window displays.
Therefore, due to its history and role in the breakthrough of Disney animation, this theater replica definitely deserves a spot in Disney's Hollywood Studios, a park which celebrates the magic of Hollywood. But now, at Disney's California Adventure, they now have their own replica of the Carthay Circle Theater too!
In California, their replica of the Carthay Circle Theater houses a lounge, an exclusive club, and restaurant, and it's all brand new! So now when you visit Disney's California Adventure, you can step back in time to experience what it was like in old Hollywood when Walt first arrived.
So regardless of what coast you're visiting, be sure to notice these replicas of the Carthay Circle Theater at the Disney parks and remember the history that's behind them!