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Carthay Circle Ceiling

Disney's attention to detail in their theming is always second-to-none and there is a great example of this in the Carthay Circle Theater shop, which as the name implies, architectually is based on the Carthay Circle Theater where Snow White debuted. Disney Imagineers theming stores in the Studios to real life locations isn't a big surprise. However, their attention to detail went beyond simply the exterior. They even went as far as to theme the interior of the shop to the shop.

The ceiling is nearly identical to the ceiling from the original ceiling from the original Carthay Cirlce Theater...

Clearly the Hollywood Studios version is on a smaller scale but the chandelier and ceiling are terrific examples of the mission architectual style that has hints of the old west theme employed in the building. It's important to realize that Disney Imagineers didn't simply restrict their design of the stores along Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards to exteriors, but also drew upon classic Hollywood for the interior of the building and if you ever go into the store, be sure to look up and glance around as the attention to detail is really fantastic.

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Ever seen something in Hollywood Studios and wondered why it was placed there by Disney's Imagineers? Matt Hochberg leads you on a regular look at the hidden details in Hollywood Studios and explains why it's there.


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