Carthay Circle Theatre
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Concept art of Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure

Carthay Circle Theatre
The Carthay Circle Theatre planned for Disney California Adventure’s new Buena Vista Street will house an exclusive restaurant and lounge on the second floor. Plans have not yet been revealed for the theater’s first floor. (Disney)
Bird’s eye view
A bird’s eye view of Disney California Adventure including a remade Buena Vista Street. (Disney)
Buena Vista Street overview
An overview of Disney California Adventure’s main entrance shows the complete vision for a remade Buena Vista Street. (Disney)
New entrance
A look at Buena Vista Street from just outside the new Disney California Adventure main entrance in a digital rendering created by Walt Disney Imagineering. (Disney)
Top down view
A top down view of the Buena Vista Street entrance plaza of Disney California Adventure in a scale model created by Walt Disney Imagineering. (Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)
Entrance plaza
A look at the area between the main entrance and the monorail track in a scale model of Buena Vista Street. (Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)
View from above
A bird’s eye view of Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure in a digital redendering from the Carthay Circle Theater. ()
1920s Los Angeles
Looking back toward the Disney California Adventure main entrance along Buena Vista Street in a digital fly through prepared by Walt Disney Imagineering. (Disney)
Streetscape
Artist renderings of the east (top) and west (bottom) sides of Buena Vista Street planned for Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Early sketch
A pencil sketch of Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure shows the Carthay Circle Theatre and a Red Car Trolley. (Disney)
Oswald’s Filling Station
Named for a pre-Mickey Mouse animated rabbit created by Disney, the Oswald’s Filling Station sundries stand near the new main entrance of Disney California Adventure will draw its architectural influence from the Richfield gas stations of the period. (Disney)
Trolley Stop
A Red Car Trolley pulls up to a stop along Buena Vista Street near the main entrance of Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Red Car Trolley
A Red Car Trolley plies the Hollywoodland section of Disney California Adventure during a pre-opening test run. (Disney)
Under the bridge
Two shops — Julius Katz Shoe & Watch Repair and Big Top Toys — will be located under the Monorail bridge along Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Los Feliz Five and Dime
Los Feliz Five and Dime on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure will serve as the park’s main merchandise shop, with a souvenir selection similar to Disneyland’s Emporium. Disney’s Hyperion studio was in the Los Feliz area. (Disney)
Name change
An early version of the five and dime store planned for Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure carried the name Sewards, a reference to an early Disney animation studio in Hollywood. (Disney)
Elias & Co. Department Store
Divided into departments like the World of Disney shop in Downtown Disney, the Elias & Co. Department Store on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure will sell higher-end clothing, jewelry and collectibles. (Disney)
Family name
A pencil sketch of the Elias & Co. Department Store planned for Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. Elias was the middle name of Walt Disney and the first name of his father. (Disney)
Elias & Co.
An overhead look at the Elias & Co. department store in a scale model of Buena Vista Street. (Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)
Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe
Using the names of the Three Little Pigs from a Silly Symphony cartoon, the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe overlooking the central hub on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure will draw its theme from the musical instruments played by the pigs. (Disney)
Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe
An overhead look at the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe in a scale model of Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. (Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)
Prepare to stop
A Red Car Trolley approaches a stop signal on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Around the hub
Concept art for Buena Vista Street at Disney California shows visitors traveling on period vehicles around a central hub. (Disney)
1928 Fountain
A pencil sketch shows a fountain envisioned for the remade Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Fountain
A fountain sits in a central hub in front of Carthay Circle restaurant along Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Partners statue
A statue depicting Walt Disney in his early 20s and an early pie-eyed version of Mickey Mouse will sit in the hub in front of the Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure. Visitors will be able to pose next to the statue for photos.  (Disney)
Partners statue
A maquette of the Walt and Mickey statue planned for Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure (Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)
Digital model
A digital rendering of the Carthay Circle Theater planned for Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Carthay model
A scale model of the Carthay Circle Theatre where Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered. (Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)
Carthay Circle Theatre
A look at the Carthay Circle Theatre in a scale model of Buena Vista Street. (Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)
Trolley station
A pencil sketch of the Red Car Trolley planned for Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure approaching a Pacific Electric station. (Disney)
Red Car Trolley
Replicas of the Pacific Electric Red Car Trolleys will ply Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Size comparison
A size comparison of the Red Car Trolley and the Carthay Circle Theatre planned for Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Atmosphere talent
Characters in period costumes will wander Buena Vista Street and interact with visitors at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Five and Dime
A traveling musical troupe called Five and Dime will stop to sing and dance along Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
‘Newsies’ concept
An early concept for a street show envisioned for Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure was based on the “Newsies” film. (Disney)
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