In honor of Veteran’s Day this week, I wanted to share a few photos of what I think is a very special part of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
If you’ve seen my write-up on Rosie’s Victory Garden, you won’t be surprised to see the World War II imagery and themeing carry on throughout the Sunset Ranch Market. One area that I walked by dozens of times before really looking is the condiment center next to Rosie’s All American Cafe, past the “V for Victory” and “Keep ‘em Flying” signs.
If you look from far away, it just looks like any old condiment center, but look closely and you’ll see more. Dozens of soldiers — some wounded, some guarding, some in action — forever preparing their weapons, battleships, and fighter jets for war.
Look even more closely and you’ll see a collection of letters, postcards, paperwork, and historical documents themed to — or actually from — wartime.
When I first found this display I looked at it for a full half-hour. I can’t imagine what other guests thought as I slowly walked around and stared at the condiment bar at Sunset Ranch Market, but this is the kind of themeing that I always hope to see: a seemingly fringe effort that adds so much to the “show staging” for those who actually take the time to notice.
Happy Veteran’s Day, Week, and Month.