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A Look Inside the Exclusive 1901 in Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on May 4th, 2012 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

Carthay Circle Theatre, the iconic focal point of the new Buena Vista Street area coming to Disney California Adventure park on June 15, continues to take shape – and today we’re excited to bring you a look inside the exclusive, private 1901, which will be located inside.

The Exclusive, Private 1901 Inside Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure The Exclusive, Private 1901 Inside Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure

1901 will be a special lounge accessible exclusively by Club 33 members. Named for the year Walt Disney was born – 1901 – the club will be a warm, intimate space with eclectic light fixtures, overstuffed leather chairs, and beautiful, rich touches.

“Imagine it’s the 1930s, and this is where the animators would’ve hung out, swapped stories, doodled on napkins,” as 1901 is described by Imagineer Ray Spencer. “This is the place Walt and the animators might’ve chatted, relaxed, unwound . . . a cozy den.”

The lounge will be decorated with personal artwork and photographs of the animators from the early years of the Walt Disney Studios, including some with Walt Disney’s own signature. “The guest is sort of an insider in this backstage world,” says Ray.

As we announced earlier today, a limited number of new members will be offered Club 33 membership in honor of the 45th anniversary of the Club (June 15) and the completion of the five-year expansion of the Disneyland Resort. Those interested in Club 33 membership may request more information by sending an email to

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Crystal on May 4th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Beautiful! I hope one day to experience it.


Fred from CA on May 4th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Very cool!


Michele from NJ on May 4th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Wow! looks gorgeous. Great work, Disney!


Sean on May 4th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Amazing, what a rich look. Can’t wait to see it in person :) Someday…..


Jen on May 4th, 2012 at 3:53 pm



Daniel on May 4th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Will there be a private bar or cocktails available in 1901? Nothing like relaxing with a nice glass of Wine or Whiskey. :)


Shawn on May 4th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Will the Carthay Circle Theater house anything else or is the whole building dedicated to this lounge?


Fred from CA on May 4th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

The Carthay Circle Theater will also be home to a public restaurant.


Cory from AB on May 5th, 2012 at 9:49 am

I still think it’s kind of a shame that the Carthay Circle doesn’t have anything in it, only a restaurant and this lounge. It would have been the perfect place to actually show Snow White on the big screen.