Construction Update: Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure

The Carthay Circle Theatre is looking gorgeous in Disney California Adventure. Disney Imagineering has worked hard on the replica of this famed theatre in which “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered in 1937. Check out these great pics that Heather got!



We first reported on this construction back in 2009, and then learned at the D23 Expo that this venue will showcase an exclusive restaurant.

Acclaimed Napa Rose Chef Andrew Sutton is creating the menu, and we anticipate exquisite cuisine. The last time we dined at Napa Rose, Chef Sutton let us know that [Read more…]

Carthay Circle Restaurant and More Food News From D23 Expo

Some exciting (and, unfortunately, vague) news came out of the D23 Expo Disney Parks and Resorts event today! Here’s what we heard about food and restaurants:

Carthay Circle Restaurant
As we reported back in 2009, the Carthay Circle Theater replica, which will soon take center stage in Disney California Adventure, will house an exclusive restaurant. Acclaimed Napa Rose Chef Andrew Sutton is in charge of menu development for this new dining spot, and we expect it to be extremely high end.

Carthay Circle Theater Will House a New Restaurant

Possible Club 33 Program Extension
In fact, in that long-ago reporting, we mentioned that Disneyland was looking to extend its exclusive Club 33 membership program and that the Carthay Circle Restaurant could be a new exclusive club option (“The Carthay Circle Club”, or Triple C). Today, Disney execs again mentioned a teaser about [Read more…]

Carthay Circle Club…

Artist Rendition of Carthay Circle Theater (c)Disney

Artist Rendition of Carthay Circle Theater (c)Disney

…or Triple C. Rumor has it that this will be the Disney California Adventure cousin to New Orleans Square’s hidden treasure, Club 33.

Built inside the Carthay Theater on Buena Vista Street (and all part of the current DCA facelift project), the Carthay Circle Club will offer members a feel of the type of club Walt himself might have frequented. They will relax in an Animator’s Lounge while waiting for their table to be ready in the spanish-style dining room upstairs. An open show kitchen, displays of photographs and memorabilia dating back to Walt’s early days as an animator, and wide vista views of the park and scenery beyond offer a stunning backdrop to each meal.

Club members will have a variety of perks as well, as do Club 33’s members.

Word is that Club 33 wait listers will have first dibs on a Cathay Circle Club membership, but steady your bank account now: Club members will pay $10,450 up front and $3,275 annually in dues.