• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument_many_to_one.inc on line 35.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument_many_to_one.inc on line 35.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.

Trolley Car on Sunset Boulevard

 As you walk down Sunset Boulevard to either the Tower of Terror or Rock 'n Roller Coaster or perhaps to see Fantasmic!, you'll pass by a souvenir cart that has a unique theme and some signifigance as to why it's there.  The bright red cart, made to look like a trolley car, sells mostly pins these days but it's been a staple along Sunset Boulevard for years, in fact, ever since the street opened in 1994.

The first signifigance of the car is the car itself. The trolley car look isn't just random, but plays into the backstory that has been established back up the street at the corner of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards.  There, you'll find the Tip Board and restaurant reservation counter all with a theme of a Pacific Electric Railway station.  With that in mind, Imagineers opted to have a cart look like one of the Pacific Electric cars.

If you look closer, you'll find some more signifigance hidden on the cart.  With the cart meant to look like a trolley car, Imagineers dressed it up with signs and color and other essentials to complete the look.  Included with these aesthetics is the trolley car number.  Imagineers love to hide details in numbers since they are often overlooked by guests but the number on this car, 694, refers to the date when Sunset Boulevard opened up in June of 1994. The numerical representation of that date is 06/94, hence 694. 

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