The original Carthay Circle Theatre opened in 1926, and was located in Los Angeles. For those of you who aren't diehard Disney fans, the reason this version, which pays homage to the original, is where Walt Disney premiered his first animated feature length film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in 1937, as well as Fantasia, which premiered in 1940.
Sadly, the original theatre was demolished in 1969, but thankfully the Walt Disney Imagineers have recreated it for us, and it houses a restaurant that rivals some of the tastiest you can find in Southern California.
The first floor of the building has a bar area, and the restaurant is located on the second floor. For those of you who know about the 1901 Lounge, we did not have access to that. I'm not that connected or have pockets deep enough for that...yet! (Probably ever, but I'm okay with that.)
Let's start with drinks. While I wanted to try another Lasseter Family wine, I opted to have a Side Car. It was as good as the ones I order whenever I go to New Orleans (in Louisiana, not New Orleans Square!)
While I didn't take pictures of the biscuits (make sure you order those!) or the ribeye, which was worth the price of admission, I do want to share the lemon and blueberries dessert with you. Just don't tell my doctor I blew my diet today!
The bonus to the meal was not the dessert, although it was delicious, but dining at the Carthay Circle Restaurant qualifies for receiving a ticket which grants you access to a Reserved Center Stage Viewing Area for the World of Color!
One final bit of trivia. Giving a nod to The Fairest Of Them All, the inside of the Carthay Circle Restaurant has of decorations, some obvious, some hidden, to Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. In the woodwork of some of the tables, you may notice someone Evil looking back at you. Do you know who it is? (Hint: it's not me.)
For view the menu at the Carthay Circle Restaurant or to make reservations, including information about the World of Color dining package, click here.