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December 21, 2012

Location: Sunset Boulevard, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Today is a monumental day. No, not because the world is supposedly going to end (but if you think it is and want to treat someone to a final meal, I am more than willing to be on the receiving end). In reality, 75 years ago today the face of both Disney and film as we know it changed completely.

That's right, on December 21, 1937 Walt Disney released the now classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. While there are several references to the film found throughout the Disney parks, there is one in particular that really ties guests to that monumental day 75 years ago. So let's go back in time by visiting the shop, Once Upon A Time:

Carthay Circle in Disney's Hollywood Studios

While most guests are familiar with the now famous Carthay Circle Theater in Disney's California Adventure, back in the mid 90s, Disney added their original Carthay Circle Theather at Disney-MGM Studios on Sunset Boulevard. What's so important about this building? Well, 75 years ago the movie premiere of all movie premieres occurred at the actual Carthay Circle Theater in Hollywood. When the first full length "cartoon" debuted all the stars, including Mickey, Donald, all Seven Dwarfs, and of course Walt Disney, attended.

Naturally, this was a major deal which was broadcast on the radio around the country (remember, this was before televisions were invented). While the inside section of Once Upon A Time is well themed with pictures from the original day, guests can truly feel like they are there by entering the store, shutting their eyes, and listening within the shop. For this is the spot that guests can hear the broadcast at the premiere that occurred 75 years ago today! Happy listening!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debut

 

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