Monday, July 23, 2012

DCA's Carthay Circle Marquee

In a couple of previous posts, we followed the construction and completion of the new Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure park. But there's still a bit more to see.


Back on March 19th, nearly three months before the grand opening, the marquee was just being installed...

Photo copyright Andy Castro via MiceChat.com.


In late May, side panels were not yet completed...



But we did see the front panel with the words "Carthay Circle Premiere Cuisine"...

Images via MouseInfo.


Back panels read, "An Icon Returns"...

Left Panel via SoCal Disney + Right Panel courtesy of TokyoMagic of Meet the World.


On June 4th, with less than two weeks before the grand opening, MiceChat.com featured this shot of the marquee that read "Carthay Circle Premiere" with the "Restaurant" side panels in place...

Photo copyright Andy Castro via MiceChat.com.

Image via Sam Howzit. Creative Commons License.


Then by mid-June it was changed to "Carthay Circle World Premiere" as seen in this shot by Daveland...

Image courtesy of Dave DeCaro via Daveland: The Blog.


Another from TokyoMagic of Meet the World...

Images courtesy of TokyoMagic of Meet the World.


And one more via InsideTheMagic...

Image copyright Ricky Brigante via InsideThe Magic.Creative Commons License.

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TokyoMagic shares this bit of related info in a recent email...
I had sent you a photo in the past [prior to the construction of the Carthay Circle Restaurant] of the "forced perspective" theaters and street at the end of Hollywood Boulevard in DCA. One of the theaters used to have Snow White and the Seven Dwarf on its marquee. I notice a few weeks ago that they removed it!  The marquee now has Fantasia on it instead...

Photos from 2011...




The current Crest and El Capitan marquees at DCA...

Images courtesy of TokyoMagic of Meet the World.

6 comments:

  1. I still wish it was an attraction of some sort and NOT a restaurant. ;-)

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    1. I can never get enough of new attractions.

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  2. Yes, as beautiful as it is, I can only get so excited by a restaurant. As for the changed marquee, I wonder if it was always supposed to change (albeit with classic Disney animated features)? Notice that the "El Capitan" still shows Pinocchio, however.

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    1. Yeah, looks like Pinocchio stayed the same on the El Cap.

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  3. Can't wait to see it in person in December!

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    1. December is a good to time to visit, especially since the 21st of that month will mark the 75th anniversary of the film. Have fun!

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