Monday, January 20, 2014

Inside 1901 Lounge in Carthay Circle Theater in Disney's California Adventure

Happy New Year! 
Last month, I got the opportunity to walk around the exclusive 1901 Lounge located in the Carthay Circle Theater in Disney's California Adventure. I've got some pictures to share.
1901 is a lounge in Disney's California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort that is open exclusively to Club 33 members and their guests. Pictured above is the relatively small, inconspicuous sign marking the entrance at the Carthay Circle Theater. 
It is a nice place to relax in the park, order a drink from the bar, and/or order food from the Carthay Circle Restaurant next door. The lounge was named for the year of Walt Disney's birth and designed to feel like a 1930s hang out where the animators would have spent some time relaxing. All of the walls are decorated with photos, drawings, and memorabilia. The space is filled with cozy seating areas.
This large picture of Walt sits on the wall behind the desk when you first walk in.
I like this picture of Walt with a bunch of vintage Mickey dolls.
This is a photo of Walt with a certificate and Academy Award for creating Mickey Mouse.
It looks like Walt was working on his signature.
One of my favorite things about the lounge are these oversized director's chairs at the bar. These are for Walt's brother Roy and his wife Edna.
Here are Walt's and his wife Lillian's chairs on the other side of the bar.
The display case shown above had photos and artifacts from Pinocchio. From what I understand, they change the display every so often.
This a big, comfy leather chair in one of the seating areas.
Another seating area with leather chairs and a photo of Walt.
Throughout the parks, there are even details in the ceilings. 1901 is no exception with beautiful wallpaper and light fixtures. 
There are a couple of Tiffany lamps around the space. That window is one that I've walked by so many times before and wondered what was behind it.
This little corner has more photos and memorabilia. The one in the center on the left is a picture of Walt as a baby and above that are his parents.
I liked these shelves, especially the the Mickey and Minnie and the Time magazine with Walt on the cover.
There I am in 1901! I really enjoyed being able to take a tour of the lounge. It was a surprise I won't forget. 
I love these chairs. One day, I hope I will get a chance to go back and sit there to order a drink.